Persian Fire

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 12 juin 2007 - 418 pages
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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
I would have liked the font to larger. - Goodreads
It does move at a good pace. - Goodreads

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Jostein Moen - Goodreads

Tom Holland is unsurpassed among historians. His style is vivid and inviting. His book is not a balcony seat from which to watch history unfold but a place right in the turmoil. His narrating ... Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Neil Pearson - Goodreads

Despite the title, the majority of the book is about the Greeks (which the author suggests is largely due to the amount of information available). Luckily, my knowledge of ancient Greece was clearly ... Consulter l'avis complet

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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.


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