Sources, Structures and Syntheses
Proceedings of the Groningen 1983 Achaemenid History Workshop
1987 (Achaemenid History vol. 1)
XIV, 196 pp. softcover
This volume confronts the question of the presumed 'decadence' of later Persian history: the various contributions establish that such a decline is more the product of the way our perceptions have been structured, than the available sources bear out when critically re-examined.