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Alexander the Great and his empire

a short introduction

by Pierre Briant

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356-323 B.C,
  • Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356-323 B.C. -- Travel -- Turkey,
  • Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356-323 B.C. -- Military leadership

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAlexandre le Grand
    StatementPierre Briant ; translated by Amélie Kuhrt.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF234.37 .B7413 2010
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxxi, 192 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23872982M
    ISBN 100691141940
    ISBN 109780691141947
    LC Control Number2009047945
    OCLC/WorldCa465681769

    Alexander the Great Biography (nonfiction), words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile L Multilevel Book also available in levels X and Z2 Readers will enjoy learning about his twelve years as king, and how he expanded his empire throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Egypt, sharing cultures and creating trade routes that would change the ancient.   Alexander the Great managed to conquer most of the known world before dying in B.C.E. at age The surprise is that he didn't die sooner. To defeat the Persian Empire, he led his troops on a ten-year campaign from his native Macedonia all the way to India.4/4(19).

      When Alexander the Great died in Babylon in B.C., his body didn’t begin to show signs of decomposition for a full six days, according to historical accounts.. To the ancient Greeks, this Author: Sarah Pruitt. The death of Alexander the Great and subsequent related events have been the subjects of debates. According to a Babylonian astronomical diary, Alexander died between the evening of June 10 and the evening of J BC, at the age of thirty-two. This happened in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon.. Macedonians and local residents wept at the news of the death, while Achaemenid.

    Read this book on Questia. This is the first publication in English of Pierre Briant's classic short history of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Eschewing a conventional biographical focus, this is the only book in any language that sets the rise of Alexander's short-lived empire within the broad context of ancient Near Eastern history under Achaemenid Persian rule, as well as against Alexander's Macedonian background.


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Alexander the Great and his Empire (ISBN ) certainly is an all encompassing title covering every aspect of the person of Alexander and of the Empire he created, although for the purpose of making the reading easier Pierre Briant has divided his book in a handful of chapters:Cited by: 7.

Alexander the Great never lost a battle and established an empire that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Indian subcontinent. From the earliest times, historians have argued about the nature of his achievements and what his failings were, both as a man and as a political leader.

Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedonian ruler and one of history’s greatest military minds who before his death established a powerful, immense empire.

Alexander the Great's conquests freed the West from the menace of Persian rule and spread Greek civilization and culture into Asia and Egypt. His vast empire stretched east into India. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

In spring he was back in Susa, capital of Elam and administrative centre of the Persian empire; the story of his journey.

His book is set apart from the plethora of biographies of Alexander the Great by its focus on his origins and aims, the way he administered and organized his empire, and especially his impact on the areas he conquered, the last of which almost no other books address."—Ian Worthington, author of Alexander the Great: Man and God and Philip II.

Alexander the Great and His Empire book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is the first publication in English of Pier /5(11). As his father foresaw, the story of his son would be one of all-consuming ambition, and this is the story told in this dramatic yet immensely readable introduction to Alexander the Great.

The author details the considerable achievements of Alexander's father Philip, and how they may have influenced some of Alexander's decisions/5(). Alexander was born in July B.C. to Philip II and his third wife, Olympias. The parents were far from a happy couple, and Alexander was raised primarily under the influence of his mother.

At the age of thirteen, he was sent to study with Aristotle–an education that was for the most part formal. Aristotle promoted the belief that non-Greeks. Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Another book that looks at the complexities of Alexander and the totality of his humanity, from warrior to deep thinker.

Lane Fox, R. Alexander the Great. London: Penguin. This is written in a more novel style, very much like Freeman's later work. Being an Egyptologist, and I'm ashamed to say, I really didn't have a good, solid idea about who Alexander the Great was beyond his having been a young, determined Macedonian lad who established a vast empire during the s B.C.E., the likes of which had never been accomplished by subsequent rulers of similar age/5.

His book is set apart from the plethora of biographies of Alexan-der the Great by its focus on his origins and aims, the way he administered and orga-nized his empire, and especially his impact on the areas he conquered, the last of which almost no other books address.” —Ian Worthington, author of Alexander the Great: Man and God and Philip IIFile Size: KB.

Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction by Pierre Briant, translated from the French by Amélie Kuhrt Princeton University Press, pp., $   1-Sentence-Summary: Alexander The Great is one of the latest, most updated, and contemporary books on the life of the ancient, Macedonian king, who would extend his empire from a little slide of land in Greece through Persia, Egypt, all the way to India, forming the greatest empire the ancient world had ever seen.

Read in: 4 minutes Favorite quote from the author. Alexander The Great Was Crowned Pharaoh And Declared Son Of God Amun. Asenath And The Golden Tablet That Changed Her Destiny. More About History. Josephus (37 – AD), a first-century Romano-Jewish historian, briefly records Alexander’s triumph in his Book.

Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction. In this Book. this is the only book in any language that sets the rise of Alexander's short-lived empire within the broad context of ancient Near Eastern history under Achaemenid Persian rule, as well as against Alexander's Macedonian background.

this masterful work provides an Cited by: 7. Great book. This book is a great account of Alexander. There is a bit of liberty taken by the author in the rational of some of the Alexander's choices, but it is never outlandish and very much makes sense. There is even some well needed wit thrown into the copy which is.

His book is set apart from the plethora of biographies of Alexander the Great by its focus on his origins and aims, the way he administered and organized his empire, and especially his impact on the areas he conquered, the last of which almost no other books address."--Ian Worthington, author of Alexander the Great: Man and God and Philip II of /5(98).

Alexander the Great and His Empire Book Description: This is the first publication in English of Pierre Briant's classic short history of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. One of the best books on Alexander, is Peter Green, Alexander of Macedon.

(secondary source) A researcher on Alexander the Great can not but read from his primary sources the so-called Vulgate. Diodorus Quintus Curtius Justin's Trogus Epitome Also. Alexander "digested" a book by Xenophon, a Greek mercenary in the Persian civil war that told Alexander what he needed to know to conquer the vast Persian Empire.

Everitt repeats others who described the "sprawling Persian Empire" of the modern Near East and Middle East as a "desert punctuated by oasis" with "well-rare red plains" and "arid. Pierre Briant is a scholar of the highest international standing.

His book is set apart from the plethora of biographies of Alexander the Great by its focus on his origins and aims, the way he administered and organized his empire, and especially his impact on the areas he conquered, the last of which almost no other books : Princeton University Press.

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror.

The celebrated Macedonian king has been one of the most enduring figures in history. He was a general of such skill and renown that for two thousand years other great leaders studied his strategy 5/5(2).In Alexander the Great, Anthony Everitt judges Alexander’s life against the criteria of his own age and considers all his contradictions.

We meet the Macedonian prince who was naturally inquisitive and fascinated by science and exploration, as well as the man who enjoyed the arts and used Homer’s great epic, the Iliad, as a bible.