A beautifully rendered short history of the mighty Persian Empire, one of the most powerful ancient empires the earth has ever known. Illustrated throughout to enhance the reading experience. 

Contents include: 

PERSIA PROPER. 
EXTENT OF THE EMPIRE. 
CLIMATE AND PRODUCTIONS. 
CHARACTER, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS, DRESS, ETC., OF THE PEOPLE. 
LANGUAGE AND WRITING. 
ARCHITECTURE AND OTHER ARTS. 
RELIGION. 
CHRONOLOGY AND HISTORY.

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