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By Pierre Briant,Amélie Kuhrt

ISBN-10: 0691154457

ISBN-13: 9780691154459

This is the 1st e-book in English of Pierre Briant's vintage brief background of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to valuable Asia. Eschewing a traditional biographical concentration, this is often the single e-book in any language that units the increase of Alexander's short-lived empire in the wide context of old close to japanese historical past less than Achaemenid Persian rule, in addition to opposed to Alexander's Macedonian history. As a well known historian of either the Macedonians and the Persians, Briant is uniquely capable of verify Alexander's importance from the point of view of either the conquerors and the conquered, and to track what replaced and what stayed similar to Alexander and the Hellenistic global won ascendancy over Darius's Persia.

After a brief account of Alexander's lifestyles ahead of his touchdown in Asia Minor, the publication provides a short assessment of the foremost levels of his conquest. This history units the level for a sequence of concise thematic chapters that discover the origins and targets of the conquest; the character and value of the resistance it met; the management, safeguard, and exploitation of the conquered lands; the various nature of Alexander's kinfolk with the Macedonians, Greeks, and Persians; and the issues of succession following Alexander's death.

For this translation, Briant has written a brand new foreword and end, up-to-date the most textual content and the thematic annotated bibliography, and additional a considerable appendix within which he assesses the present nation of scholarship on Alexander and indicates a few instructions for destiny learn. greater than ever, this masterful paintings offers an unique and critical standpoint on Alexander and his empire.

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