Table of Contents
- 1 What was the Persian attitude toward the various people over whom they ruled?
- 2 Which Persian ruler united the Persians and the Medes into a strong army?
- 3 Why was the Persian Empire important?
- 4 Why was Persia geographically so important?
- 5 What is the central message of Persian literature?
- 6 What was the Persian empire known for?
What was the Persian attitude toward the various people over whom they ruled?
They were tolerant rulers who allowed conquered peoples to retain their own languages, religions and laws. How did the Persians win the loyalty of conquered peoples? By respecting local customs.
Which Persian ruler united the Persians and the Medes into a strong army?
Cyrus the Great, also called Cyrus II, (born 590–580 bce, Media, or Persis [now in Iran]—died c. 529, Asia), conqueror who founded the Achaemenian empire, centred on Persia and comprising the Near East from the Aegean Sea eastward to the Indus River.
What did the Persians do when conquered?
Under Cyrus the Great, the Persians allowed the peoples they conquered to continue their lives and cultures. They could keep their customs and religion as long as they paid their taxes and obeyed the Persian rulers. This was different from how earlier conquerors such as the Assyrians had ruled.
What was one thing that encourage international trade in the Persian Empire?
Trade in the Achaemenid Empire was extensive. Infrastructure, including the Royal Road, standardized language, and a postal service facilitated the exchange of commodities in the far reaches of the empire.
Why was the Persian Empire important?
The Persians were the first people to establish regular routes of communication between three continents—Africa, Asia and Europe. They built many new roads and developed the world’s first postal service.
Why was Persia geographically so important?
Persia was so geographically important because it was able to link lands all the way from India to Egypt in a vast commercial zone. The Persian empire had a large amount of parched land that received little rainfall which required workers in the countryside to build and maintain irrigation systems.
Why is the Persian Empire important?
What is Persian culture known for?
Prior to the foundation of Islam in Iran, Persians are noted for the development of one of the oldest monotheistic religions, Zoroastrianism. Iranian culture is one of the oldest in the whole world and has influenced cultures like Italy, Macedonia, Greece, Russia, the Arabian Peninsula, and parts of Asia.
What is the central message of Persian literature?
Being open to love, in all its forms, is a central message of Persian literature no matter what form of expression it takes. In Hafez’s works, this theme is thought by many scholars to be developed most eloquently with the highest degree of artistry, giving him the honor of being named the greatest Persian poet.
What was the Persian empire known for?
Was the Persian Empire good?
The Persians produced one of the great empires of human history. Its heartland lay in modern-day Iran, but, at its fullest extent, the Persian king’s writ ran from Egypt or Macedonia in the west to modern-day Afghanistan in the east. Persian domination was no flash in the pan.
Why was the Persian Empire so successful?
The different factors that contributed to Persia’s major success as an influential empire were transportation, coordination, and their tolerance policy. Persia being accepted by those that they ruled is one of the reasons why it became successful because there weren’t many rebellions during the Persian rule.