Shadows in the Desert HC (2007 Osprey) Ancient Persia at War comic books 2007
1st printing. Written by Dr. Kaveh Farrokh. Foreword by Professor Richard Nelson Frye. The empires of ancient Persia remain as mysterious today as they were to contemporary Western scholars. Although Alexander the Great's conquest of Persia is legendary, the military successes of the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires, along with their revolutionary military technology, tactics, and culture have been almost forgotten in the sands of the East. Containing information never before published in English, Shadows in the Desert offers a comprehensive history of Persia's wars with East and West which spanned over a millennium, and offers an insight into the exchange of ideas and culture that occurred during these clashes between East and West, not only military technology, but influences in the arts, medicine, religion and science. This beautifully illustrated book delves into the rich heritage of the Persians, which was spread around the world through war and conquest, and which, after the fall of the Sassanians, continued to impact upon civilizations around the world. Hardcover, 7 1/2-in. x 10-in., 320 Pages, Text (with Color and B&W photos) Cover price $29.95.