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By Pierre Briant,Amélie Kuhrt

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 is often the single e-book in any language that units the increase of Alexander's short-lived empire in the extensive context of old close to jap background less than Achaemenid Persian rule, in addition to opposed to Alexander's Macedonian historical past. As a well known historian of either the Macedonians and the Persians, Briant is uniquely capable of determine Alexander's value from the point of view of either the conquerors and the conquered, and to track what replaced and what stayed kind of like Alexander and the Hellenistic global received ascendancy over Darius's Persia.

After a quick account of Alexander's existence sooner than his touchdown in Asia Minor, the e-book supplies a short assessment of the key levels of his conquest. This heritage units the level for a sequence of concise thematic chapters that discover the origins and ambitions of the conquest; the character and importance of the resistance it met; the management, security, and exploitation of the conquered lands; the various nature of Alexander's kin 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 kingdom of scholarship on Alexander and indicates a few instructions for destiny learn. greater than ever, this masterful paintings offers an unique and significant point of view on Alexander and his empire.

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