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Author Schomp, Virginia.

Title The ancient Persians / Virginia Schomp.

Publication Info. New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  295 SCH    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  J935 SCH    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  J 398.20935 SCH    AVAILABLE
Description 96 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
text txt rdacontent
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Series Myths of the world
Schomp, Virginia. Myths of the world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-93) and index.
Contents The magic of myths -- Part I. Meet the ancient Persians ; At the crossroads ; The glories of Persia ; Kings, nobles, and commoners ; The teachings of Zarathustra ; The sacred fire -- Part II. Timeless tales of ancient Persia ; The origins of the world and humans: Ahura Mazda and the good creation ; Tales from the Shahnameh: the first earthly kings ; The golden age: Yima saves the world ; Good triumphs over evil: Zahhak the serpent king ; Mythical creatures: Rostam and his marvelous horse ; The founding of Zoroastrianism: the life of Zarathustra -- Glossary -- Ancient Persian writing and texts -- To find out more -- Selected bibliography -- Notes on quotations -- Index.
Summary A retelling of several ancient Persian myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of the ancient Persians.
Subject Firdaws. Shhnmah -- Adaptations.
Zoroastrianism -- Juvenile literature.
Iran -- History -- To 640 -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Firdaws. Shhnmah. Selections. English.
ISBN 9780761442189

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