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Simpson, St John

Overview
Works: 31 works in 95 publications in 2 languages and 2,646 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Collector
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Most widely held works by St John Simpson
The world of Achaemenid Persia : history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005 by British Museum( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Major Guide To and an explanation of the whole Phenomenon of the Persian Empire, from the acknowledged experts."--Jacket
Afghanistan : a cultural history by St John Simpson( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the modern nation can trace its origins back to 1747, the history of Afghanistan is far more ancient. It has long been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration connecting the Central Asian steppe and China with Iran and the Indian subcontinent. While many native people such as the Kushans, Samanids, Saffarids and Mughals have founded their empires here, the country has also been the target of numerous invasions. Its combination of geography and mix of peoples explains why Afghanistan is one of the most culturally rich and diverse places on Earth. Rich in local precious metals and minerals, it has a long history of producing high-quality arts and crafts. This book features views of the country's landscape, important monuments, and a range of ancient and modern objects. It places this rich and ancient seam of creativity in its broad historical context and offers a full appreciation of this remarkable country
Queen of Sheba : treasures from ancient Yemen by St John Simpson( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scythians : warriors of ancient Siberia by British Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a catalogue of an exhibition about the Scythians, who were an ancient nomadic people, who lived in the Russian steppe from 900 to 400 BC. They established a rich, nomadic civilization stretching from their homeland in Siberia as far as the Black Sea and the edge of China. Mobility and mastery of local resources were central to their culture and their achievements. Forerunners of the Sarmatians, the Huns, the Turks and the Mongols, the Scythians were feared adversaries and respected neighbours of the Assyrians, the Persians and the Ancient Greeks. Much of what we know about them comes from the Ancient Greek historian Herodotus, as they left no written records of their own. Many of the objects found are exceptionally well preserved because of the permanent frost in the high Altai mountains, and they offer unique insights in to the life and funerary customs of the Scythians. Drawing on the latest research this book will appeal to anyone interested in the ancient world and Russian culture
The Begram hoard : Indian ivories from Afghanistan by St John Simpson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of Sheba : legend and reality : treasures from the British Museum( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient settlement in the Zammar region : excavations by the British Archaeological Expedition to Iraq in the Saddam Dam Salvage Project, 1985-86 by St John Simpson( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entlang der Seidenstrasse : frühmittelalterliche Kunst zwischen Persien und China in der Abegg-Stiftung by Abegg-Stiftung( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Softstone : approaches to the study of chlorite and calcite vessels in the Middle East and Central Asia from prehistory to the present( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stone containers have been made and used in the Middle East for over eleven millennia where they pre-dated the invention of pottery and were widely traded. The appearance or properties of the stone helped govern how stone vessels were valued or used and many classes were strictly utilitarian, being used for storage, cooking or lighting. Others were decorated and at times they were considered valuable exotica, particularly in regions far removed from their source areas. The subject of stone vessels is attracting growing attention but this is the first attempt to bring together different approaches to the study of softstone vessels, particularly but not exclusively those carved from varieties of chlorite, and covering all periods from prehistory to the present
Scythians : warriors of ancient Siberia; the BP exhibition( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The BP exhibition : Scythians : warriors of ancient Siberia( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a catalogue of an exhibition about the Scythians, who were an ancient nomadic people, who lived in the Russian steppe from 900 to 400 BC. They established a rich, nomadic civilization stretching from their homeland in Siberia as far as the Black Sea and the edge of China. Mobility and mastery of local resources were central to their culture and their achievements. Forerunners of the Sarmatians, the Huns, the Turks and the Mongols, the Scythians were feared adversaries and respected neighbours of the Assyrians, the Persians and the Ancient Greeks. Much of what we know about them comes from the Ancient Greek historian Herodotus, as they left no written records of their own. Many of the objects found are exceptionally well preserved because of the permanent frost in the high Altai mountains, and they offer unique insights in to the life and funerary customs of the Scythians. Drawing on the latest research this book will appeal to anyone interested in the ancient world and Russian culture
The inscriptions in Old Persian cuneiform of the Achæmenian emperors by R. N Sharp( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manufacture and decoration of Parthian glazed 'slipper coffins' from Warka by Andrew Middleton( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New light on old swords from Iran by St John Simpson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From San Marco to South Arabia : observations on Sasanian cut glass by St John Simpson( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sasanian Glassware from Mesopotamia, Gilan, and the Caucasus by St John Simpson( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies : papers from the fortieth meeting of the seminar for Arabian studies held in London, 27-29 July 2006 by Seminar for Arabian Studies( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents papers from the 40th meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held in London in 2006
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies : papers from the forty-first meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held in London, 19-21 July 2007 by Seminar for Arabian Studies( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents papers from the 41st meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held in London in 2007
From Persia to Punjab : exploring ancient Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan by Elizabeth Jane Errington( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Achaemenid Persia : the diversity of ancient Iran by John Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The world of Achaemenid Persia : history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005 The world of Achaemenid Persia : the diversity of ancient Iran
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Afghanistan : a cultural historyQueen of Sheba : treasures from ancient YemenThe Begram hoard : Indian ivories from AfghanistanAncient settlement in the Zammar region : excavations by the British Archaeological Expedition to Iraq in the Saddam Dam Salvage Project, 1985-86Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies : papers from the fortieth meeting of the seminar for Arabian studies held in London, 27-29 July 2006Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies : papers from the forty-first meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held in London, 19-21 July 2007The world of Achaemenid Persia : the diversity of ancient Iran
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English (83)

German (1)