This book traces the history and culture of Persia, one of the world’s oldest civilisations, from pre-history down to the present time.
1. Persia Through the Ages: The Beginnings: The Achaemenids Laurence Lockhart and J. A .Boyle Parthians and Sasanians P. R. L. Brown From the Islamic Conquest to the Qajars Laurence Lockhart and John A. Boyle 2. The Pahlavi Era L. P. Elwell-Sutton 3. Persian Literature P. W. Avery 4. Persian Painting B. W. Robinson 5. Persian Architecture D. N. Wilber 6. Persian Pottery R. H. Pinder-Wilson 7. Persian Carpets G. Wilfrid Seager