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 imperative Asia. Eschewing a traditional biographical concentration, this can be the one e-book in any language that units the increase of Alexander's short-lived empire in the vast context of historic close to jap heritage less than Achaemenid Persian rule, in addition to opposed to Alexander's Macedonian historical past. As a popular historian of either the Macedonians and the Persians, Briant is uniquely capable of check Alexander's importance from the perspective of either the conquerors and the conquered, and to track what replaced and what stayed kind of like Alexander and the Hellenistic global won ascendancy over Darius's Persia.

After a quick account of Alexander's lifestyles ahead of his touchdown in Asia Minor, the booklet supplies a short evaluation of the foremost phases of his conquest. This history units the level for a sequence of concise thematic chapters that discover the origins and pursuits of the conquest; the character and value of the resistance it met; the management, security, 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 examine. greater than ever, this masterful paintings presents an unique and critical point of view on Alexander and his empire.

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