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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 significant Asia. Eschewing a traditional biographical concentration, this can be the one booklet in any language that units the increase of Alexander's short-lived empire in the extensive context of historic close to japanese heritage lower than Achaemenid Persian rule, in addition to opposed to Alexander's Macedonian heritage. As a popular historian of either the Macedonians and the Persians, Briant is uniquely in a position to examine Alexander's value from the point of view of either the conquerors and the conquered, and to track what replaced and what stayed just like Alexander and the Hellenistic international received ascendancy over Darius's Persia.

After a brief account of Alexander's existence prior to his touchdown in Asia Minor, the publication offers a quick evaluation of the main phases of his conquest. This history units the level for a chain of concise thematic chapters that discover the origins and targets of the conquest; the character and importance of the resistance it met; the management, protection, and exploitation of the conquered lands; the various nature of Alexander's family members 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 further a considerable appendix during which he assesses the present kingdom of scholarship on Alexander and indicates a few instructions for destiny study. greater than ever, this masterful paintings presents an unique and critical standpoint on Alexander and his empire.

Some photographs contained in the publication are unavailable as a result of electronic copyright restrictions.

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