New PDF release: Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction

By Pierre Briant,Amélie Kuhrt

ISBN-10: 0691154457

ISBN-13: 9780691154459

This is the 1st 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 is often the single booklet in any language that units the increase of Alexander's short-lived empire in the vast context of historical close to japanese historical past lower 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 investigate 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 international received ascendancy over Darius's Persia.

After a brief account of Alexander's lifestyles ahead of his touchdown in Asia Minor, the ebook offers a short assessment of the most important phases of his conquest. This heritage units the level for a sequence of concise thematic chapters that discover the origins and goals of the conquest; the character and importance of the resistance it met; the management, safety, 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 extra a considerable appendix within which he assesses the present kingdom of scholarship on Alexander and indicates a few instructions for destiny study. greater than ever, this masterful paintings presents an unique and significant point of view on Alexander and his empire.

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