From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire
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From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire  -     By: Pierre Briant

From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire

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Around 550 B.C.E. the Persian people—who were previously practically unknown in the annals of history—emerged from their base in southern Iran (Fars) and engaged in a monumental adventure that, under the leadership of Cyrus the Great and his successors, culminated in the creation of an immense Empire that stretched from central Asia to Upper Egypt, from the Indus to the Danube. The Persian (or Achaemenid, named for its reigning dynasty) Empire assimilated an astonishing diversity of lands, peoples, languages, and cultures. This conquest of Near Eastern lands completely altered the history of the world: for the first time, a monolithic State as vast as the future Roman Empire arose, expanded, and matured in the course of more than two centuries (530–330) and endured until the death of Alexander the Great (323), who from a geopolitical perspective was “the last of the Achaemenids.” Even today, the remains of the Empire-the terraces, palaces, reliefs, paintings, and enameled bricks of Pasargadae, Persepolis, and Susa; the impressive royal tombs of Naqsh-i Rustam; the monumental statue of Darius the Great-serve to remind visitors of the power and unprecedented luxury of the Great Kings and their loyal courtiers (the “Faithful Ones”).

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Title: From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire
By: Pierre Briant
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1196
Vendor: Eisenbrauns
Weight: 3 pounds 15 ounces
ISBN: 1575060310
ISBN-13: 9781575060316
Stock No: WW060310

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