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Book on military technology of ancient Iran translated into Persian
Tehran Times Culture Desk

TEHRAN -- “Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War”, a book giving comprehensive information about the Iranian military technology during the ancient times, has recently been translated into Persian.

Written by Kaveh Farrokh, a Canadian-based Iranian scholar at the University of British Columbia, the book has been rendered into Persian by Shahrbanu Saremi.

“Authored in English, this book is weighty tome that contains discussions on wars and armies of ancient Iran,” Saremi told the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency on Sunday.

Qoqnoos Publishing House will be printed the book in the near future, she said.

A number of unique illustrations depicting the wars and the structure of the Persian armies will be published in the book, which also includes a foreword by Harvard Professor Emeritus Richard Neslon Frye.

The English version of “Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War” was released by Osprey Publishing in 2007 and its Russian version came out from Eksmo Publishers in 2009.

The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media selected “Shadows in the Desert” as the best history book of 2008 and honored Farrokh with a Persian Golden Lioness Award.

“In this beautifully illustrated book, Dr. Kaveh Farrokh narrates the history of Persia from before the first empires, through their wars in East and West to the fall of the Sassanids. He also delves into the forgotten cultural heritage of the Persians, spread across the world through war and conquest, which, even after the fall of the Sassanids, continued to impact upon the Western world,” Osprey Publishing company said on its website.


 

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