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Author Briant, Pierre.

Title From Cyrus to Alexander : a history of the Persian Empire / Pierre Briant ; translated by Peter T. Daniels
Published Winona Lake, IN : Eisenbrauns, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 1196 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: On the trail of an empire -- Prologue: The Persians before the Empire -- PART 1: 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) -- PART 2: THE GREAT KING: Images of the world -- Representations of royalty and monarchic ideology -- People and life at court -- The King's men -- PART 3: TERRITORIES, POPULATIONS, AND THE DEPENDENT ECONOMY: Territories, communication, and trade -- Royal assessments and tribute -- Persia: empire and tribute economy -- The king of the lands -- PART 4: 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) -- PART 5: THE FOURTH CENTURY AND THE EMPIRE OF DARIUS III IN THE ACHAEMENID LONGUE DUREE: A PROSPECTIVE ASSESSMENT: Lands, people, and satrapies: taking stock of the Achaemenid world -- The great king, his armies, and his treasures -- PART 6: THE FALL OF AN EMPIRE (336-330) : Darius and the empire confront Macedonian aggression -- Conclusion: From Nabonidus to Seleucus
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 1059-1124) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Achaemenid dynasty, 559-330 B.C.
Iran -- History -- To 640.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1575065746 (electronic bk.)
9781575065748 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Histoire de l'Empire perse. English