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Briant, Pierre
Histoire de l'Empire perse. English
From Cyrus to Alexander : a history of the Persian Empire / Pierre Briant ; translated by Peter T. Daniels
Winona Lake, IN : Eisenbrauns, 2002
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Armenian Research Center  DS281 .B75    CALL 593-5181
Subject Achaemenid dynasty, 559-330 B.C
Iran -- History -- To 640
Physical Description xx, 1196 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note ACCESS: May only be used at the Armenian Research Center ; please call 313 593-5181 for Center hours
Includes bibliographical references (p. 1059-1124) and indexes
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
Series Armenian Research Center collection

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