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Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction by Pierre Briant,Amélie Kuhrt PDF

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 heritage of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to principal Asia. Eschewing a standard biographical concentration, this can be the one publication in any language that units the increase of Alexander's short-lived empire in the vast context of old close to jap background less than Achaemenid Persian rule, in addition to opposed to Alexander's Macedonian heritage. As a well known historian of either the Macedonians and the Persians, Briant is uniquely in a position to investigate Alexander's importance from the perspective of either the conquerors and the conquered, and to track what replaced and what stayed just like Alexander and the Hellenistic global received ascendancy over Darius's Persia.

After a brief account of Alexander's existence prior to his touchdown in Asia Minor, the booklet offers a short assessment of the key levels of his conquest. This heritage units the degree 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 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 within which he assesses the present nation of scholarship on Alexander and indicates a few instructions for destiny examine. greater than ever, this masterful paintings offers an unique and critical standpoint on Alexander and his empire.

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