By Pierre Briant,Amélie Kuhrt
This is the 1st booklet in English of Pierre Briant's vintage brief historical past of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to relevant Asia. Eschewing a standard biographical concentration, this can be the one e-book in any language that units the increase of Alexander's short-lived empire in the large context of historical close to jap background less than Achaemenid Persian rule, in addition to opposed to Alexander's Macedonian history. As a popular historian of either the Macedonians and the Persians, Briant is uniquely capable of 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 earlier than his touchdown in Asia Minor, the ebook supplies a quick review of the most important levels of his conquest. This historical past units the level for a sequence 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 relatives 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 during which he assesses the present nation of scholarship on Alexander and indicates a few instructions for destiny study. greater than ever, this masterful paintings offers an unique and significant standpoint on Alexander and his empire.
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