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Overview page. Subjects: History.

A former country of SW Asia, now called Iran. The ancient kingdom of Persia, corresponding to the modern district of Fars in SW Iran, became in the 6th century bc the domain of the...

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Persia

Cindy Nimchuk and Geoffrey Greatrex.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 2322 words.

[This entry includes two subentries, on Achaemenid Persia (to 330 bce ) and on Arsacid and Sassanian Persia (th...

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Persia

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 286 words.

In the narrow sense, ‘Persia’ names the country lying in the folds of the southern Zagros mountains. From the start

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Persia

Pierre Briant.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 493 words.

In the narrow sense (Persis, Pārsa), Persia defines the country lying in the folds of the southern Zagros mountains. From

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Persia

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 534 words.

In the narrow sense (Persis, Pārsa), Persia defines the country lying in the folds of the southern Zagros mountains. From

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Persia

Pierre Briant.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 460 words.

(see map: The Hellenistic world) In the narrow sense (Persis, Pārsa), Persia defines the country lying in the

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Persia

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 466 words.

(see Map 2) In the narrow sense (Persis, Pārsa), Persia defines the country lying in the folds of

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Persia

in The Oxford Companion to World War II

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Second World War. 548 words.

had its name changed to Iran in 1935, but continued to be known as Persia during the war years.

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Persia

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 99 words.

a former country of SW Asia, now called Iran. The ancient kingdom of Persia, corresponding to the modern district of

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Persia

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 270 words.

Indigenous classical Persian sources from as early as the 7th century bc cite Parsa, or Persia, as the term

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Persia

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 386 words.

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What we now know as Iran was once Persia , a country whose ancient...

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