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Kings, Countries, Peoples - Selected Studies on the Archaemenid Empire

of: Pierre Briant

Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017

ISBN: 9783515116350 , 633 Pages

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Kings, Countries, Peoples - Selected Studies on the Archaemenid Empire


Pierre Briant's work focuses particularly on the Achaemenid Empire, Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Kingdoms. For the first time a selection of articles, originally published between 1979 and 2008, is now available in an English translation. The essays, translated by Amélie Kuhrt, deal with a wide range of topics, from regional studies to more universal subjects. A thought-provoking introduction gives a deeper understanding of his thinking by sometimes adopting his conclusions and by occasionally questioning his ideas and presenting an alternative line of thought. Thus, Kings, Countries, Peoples gives us an insight into the evolution of Pierre Briant's work.

Pierre Briant is a French Ancient Historian, Emeritus Professor at the Collège de France (Paris), Corresponding Member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres and of the German Archaeological Institute and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. His specialisms are: History, Culture and Societies in the Ancient Near East; the 'Nachleben' of Ancient Near Eastern Characters and Institutions; the History of Scholarship.