Site author:

Prasad Mahabal Master of Arts in History

My interests range from all ancient civilizations to Persian & Ottoman Empires. I have lived in various places, mostly in South London, Buckinghamshire, England.

Persian Empires site

My academic background is rather interesting.

I did my Bachelor of Engineering followed by masters in Computer science. While living in London, it was not unusual to appreciate history. With so many wonderful museums, most of my weekends were spent appreciating the marvels of various civilizations. So I ended up pursuing a Masters degree with a specialization in “Science and Technological Developments in Ancient Civilisations”.

Besides having a keen interest in history, I love most of the art forms and appreciate various cultures and languages. I have lived in and traveled across most of Europe, northern America, and Asia appreciating the uniqueness of each of the cultures.

I have been writing about various history subjects since 2003.

Besides English, I have basic knowledge of French, Korean and Arabic script.

Bibliography for Persian Empire

Allen, Lindsay. Persian Empire. Chicago: Chicago, 2005.

Brosius, Maria. Persians: An Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Curtis, J.E. and Tallis, N., eds. Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia. Berkeley: California, 2005.

Fisher, W.B., ed. Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 1: The Land of Iran. Cambridge: Cambridge, 1968.

Gershevitch, I., ed. Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 2: The Medean and Achaemenian Periods. Cambridge: Cambridge, 1985.

Holland, Tom. Persian Fire. New York: Abacus, 2006.

Katouzian, Homa. Persians: Ancient, Mediaeval And Modern Iran. New Haven: Yale, 2010.

Olmstead, A.T. History of the Persian Empire. Chicago: Chicago, 1959.

Wiesehofer, Josef. Ancient Persia. New York. Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

Yarshater, E., ed. Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 3: The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanid Periods, Part I. Cambridge: Cambridge, 1983.

Last updated: December 2017