From Cyrus to Alexander : a history of the Persian Empire / Pierre Briant ; translated by Peter T. Daniels.

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Other titles
  • Histoire de l'Empire perse. English
Published
  • Winona Lake, IN : Eisenbrauns 2002
Physical description
xx, 1196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
ISBN
  • 1575060310
  • 9781575060316
  • 1575061201
  • 9781575061207
Local notes
  • committed to retain (2017/09/30). 20421231. HathiTrust. HathiTrust Shared Print commitment 2017 (AEU)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 1059-1124) and indexes.
  • Translated from the French.
  • Translation of: Histoire de l'Empire perse.
Contents
  • Introduction : on the trail of an empire -- Prologue : the Persians before the Empire -- The empire-builders : from Cyrus to Darius. The land-collectors : Cyrus the Great and Cambyses (559-522) ; The conquest and after : an interim summary ; Trouble, secession, and rebuilding (522-518) ; Darius the Conqueror (520-486) -- The Great King. Images of the world ; Representations of royalty and monarchic ideology ; People and life at court ; The king's men -- Territories, populations, and the dependent economy. Territories, communication, and trade ; Royal assessments and tribute ; Persia : empire and tribute economy ; The king of the lands -- From Xerxes to Darius III : an empire in turmoil. Xerxes the Great King (486-465) ; From the accession of Artaxerxes I to the death of Darius II (465-405/404) ; Artaxerxes II (405/404-359/338) and Artaxerxes III (359/358-338) -- The fourth century and the empire of Darius III in the Achaemenid longue durée : a prospective assessment. Lands, people, and satrapies : taking stock of the Achaemenid world -- The great king, his armies, and his treasures -- The fall of an empire (336-330). Darius and the empire confront Macedonian aggression -- Conclusion : from Nabonidus to Seleucus.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • French

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