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The Resource Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West, Tom Holland

Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West, Tom Holland

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Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West
Title
Persian fire
Title remainder
the first world empire and the battle for the West
Statement of responsibility
Tom Holland
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 480 B.C.E., Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory--rapid, spectacular victory--had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empire. They had swept across the Near East, shattering ancient kingdoms, storming famous cities, putting together an empire which stretched from India to the shores of the Aegean. Xerxes ruled as the most powerful man on the planet. Yet somehow, astonishingly, against the largest expeditionary force ever assembled, the Greeks managed to hold out. Had the Greeks been defeated in the epochal naval battle at Salamis, not only would the West have lost its first struggle for independence and survival, but it is unlikely that there would ever have been such an entity as the West at all. Historian Holland combines scholarly rigor with novelistic depth and finds extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and our own.--From publisher description
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DLC
Dewey number
935/.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS281
LC item number
.H65 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West, Tom Holland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 402-411) and index
Contents
The Khorasan highway -- Babylon -- Sparta -- Athens -- Singeing the king of Persia's beard -- The gathering storm -- At bay -- Nemesis
Control code
ocm62282312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 418 p.
Isbn
9780385513111
Lccn
2005054838
Other control number
9780385513111
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West, Tom Holland
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 402-411) and index
Contents
The Khorasan highway -- Babylon -- Sparta -- Athens -- Singeing the king of Persia's beard -- The gathering storm -- At bay -- Nemesis
Control code
ocm62282312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 418 p.
Isbn
9780385513111
Lccn
2005054838
Other control number
9780385513111
Other physical details
ill., maps

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