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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
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780349117171 (0349117179)
Publisher: Abacus
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
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Elentarri's Book Blog
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4.0 Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
I recently read The Classical World by Robin Lane Fox, which makes only a passing mention of the Battle at Thermopylae, Battle of Salamis and the invasion of Greece by Xerxes, King of Persia. So I decided to fill in the gap with Persian Fire by Tom Holland.The author provides a well written narrati...
A Wholly Reluctant Blog
A Wholly Reluctant Blog rated it
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The title of this book would lead a reader (this reader, anyway) to believe the focus to be the Achaemenid Empire and it's leading men, Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes, leading up to and through the clash between Persia and Greece. That assertion is an error of scope, as Holland looks not only at the rise...
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Dedication: For Jamie and CarolineMaps and a timeline, foot notes, diagrams and glossy colour photographs. Timeline (very useful), Notes, Bibliography, Index. Excellent readListen now to a further point: no living thingHas a beginning, nor does it end in death and obliteration;There is only a mixing...
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