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From Cyrus to Alexander A History of the Persian Empire

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ISBN-10: 1575060310

ISBN-13: 9781575060316

Edition: 2002

Authors: Pierre Briant

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List price: $135.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 6/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1216
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 3.62" tall
Weight: 3.982

Pierre Briant is Emeritus Professor of History of the Achaemenid World and Alexander�e(tm)s Empire at the Collège de France.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the English Translation
Translator's Preface
Introduction: On the Trail of an Empire
Prologue: The Persians before the Empire
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)
The Great King
Images of the World
Representations of Royalty and Monarchic Ideology
People and Life at Court
The King's Men
Territories, Populations, and the Dependent Economy
Territories, Communication, and Trade
Royal Assessments and Tribute
Persia: Empire and Tribute Economy
The King of the Lands
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 (405/404-359/358) and Artaxerxes III (359/358-338)
The Fourth Century and the Empire of Darius III in the Achaemenid longue duree: A Prospective Assessment
Lands, Peoples, and Satrapies: Taking Stock of the Achaemenid World
The Great King, His Armies, and His Treasures
The Fall of an Empire (336-330)
Darius and the Empire Confront Macedonian Aggression
Conclusion: From Nabonidus to Seleucus
Research Notes
List of Abbreviations