empire

Ancient Persia: Kings

Accordingly, the relationships of their inhabitants vis-à-vis the rest of their respective empires and their domains’ significance for its imperial rulers is also homologous. At first “Iran” sounded alien (for non-Iranians), and many failed to recognize its connection with Persia. Some believed that it was probably one of the new nations like Iraq and Jordan carved out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire, or a country in Africa or Southeast Asia that had just been granted independence and not a handful of confused it with Iraq, itself a current entity. The most up-to-date non-Catholic missionary enterprise in Persia was...