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date: 27 June 2019

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This chapter explores the history of the formation of the Iranian Empires, identifying the major phases in state formation, which include the Achaemenid Empire, Iran in Hellenistic times, the Parthian Empire, and the Sasanian Empire. It also describes the key features of the Achaemenid Empire, the Arsacid-Parthian Empire, and the Sasanian Empire, and explains the factors and conditions that influenced state formation.

Keywords: Iranian Empires, state formation, Achaemenid Empire, Parthian Empire, Sasanian Empire, Arsacid-Parthian Empire, Iran, Hellenistic times

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