Persian Fire

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 12 juin 2007 - 418 pages
133 Avis
In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.
  

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Interesting topic, but the prose was sometimes a slog. - Goodreads
... not so easy to read. - Goodreads
Loved this book and the insight in this topic. - Goodreads
Holland's writing style is both rich and engaging. - Goodreads
It does move at a good pace. - Goodreads
This was easy to read and not too "academic". - Goodreads

Review: Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West

Avis d'utilisateur  - Nick - Goodreads

This is an easy book to figure out if you're going to like. If the prospect of an in-depth history of the "Great Game," Imperial England and Tsarist Russia's brokering for territory, market share, and ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West

Avis d'utilisateur  - Michael O'shaughnessy - Goodreads

Came across this volume when looking for books on the Achaemenids. The subject has always fascinated me - the first people to really act on that ancient conceit of universal empire, a people that had ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

SPARTA
63
ATHENS
99
SINjElNj THE KING OF PERSINS BEARD
260
Envoi
371
Notes
377
Bibliography
402
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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

tom holland gained the top degree at Cambridge before earning his Ph.D. at Oxford. An accomplished radio personality in Britain, he has written a highly acclaimed series of adaptations for Radio 4 of Herodotus’s Histories, Virgil’s Aeneid, and Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed history of the fall of the Roman Republic, Rubicon, and the novels The Bone Hunter, Slave of My Thirst, and Lord of the Dead.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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