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From Cyrus to Alexander : a history of the Persian Empire

Author: Pierre Briant
Publisher: Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Around 550 BCE, the Persian people emerged from Iran and engaged in an adventure that, under the leadership of Cyrus the Great and his successors, culminated in the creation of an Empire that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Achaemenid dynasty; Achaemenid dynasty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Briant
ISBN: 9781575061207 1575061201
OCLC Number: 733090738
Description: xx, 1196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Histoire de l'Empire perse.
Responsibility: Pierre Briant ; translated by Peter T. Daniels.

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"...this is a magnificent history of the Persian Empire. In my opinion, it is a model of history writing. Briant wrestles with all the problems we have in trying to write a history of the times, does Read more...

 
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