Alexander the Great: Man of Action, Man of Spirit

Alexander the Great: Man of Action, Man of Spirit

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Ce livre n’est pas une biographie d’Alexandre le Grand (356-323 av. J.-C.), figure historique célèbre pour ses conquêtes et l’empire qu’il parvint à édifier. À travers le sort de ce personnage fascinant qui régna sur trois continents, des questions plus générales se posent : quelle est l’origine de la domination d’Alexandre ? Comment comprendre ses objectifs ? Quelle était la situation de l’adversaire, l’empire perse-achéménide, et quelles résistances la conquête y a-t-elle suscitées ? Comment, enfin, l’empire s’est-il organisé, avec quels rapports entre les conquérants et les populations conquises ? Car, au-delà de la seule personne d’Alexandre le Grand, c’est un véritable phénomène historique que Pierre Briant analyse et dont il met en relief les principaux caractères.

Title:Alexander the Great: Man of Action, Man of Spirit
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780810928336
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    Alexander the Great: Man of Action, Man of Spirit Reviews

  • Dimitri

    Pierre Briant is the foremost European researcher of the Achaemenid Empire of his generation, so his insights on their adversary are worth our attention.He presumes a familiarity with the main facts o...

  • Henry Smith

    I had wanted to read a basic biography of Alexander because I realized I didn't have a clear grasp on his life and story. I kept hearing all these different tales about him and wanted a book that had ...

  • Jan

    I found this book a very nice way to get acquainted with such an important man as Alexander the Great. The book is richly illustrated; that helps me understand by visualizing.There is something remark...

  • Muhammad Moneib

    A Crash Course about Alexander's Extensive EmpireA few persons in the course of the thousand years of history had their names engraved in the minds of successive generations the way Alexander the Grea...

  • Nataraj Sindam

    There is the Man the myth and the war he waged.This book is about the wars Alexander waged and their overview. It has great pictorial descriptions to go along with the narrative.You will know what Ale...

  • Parker

    I typically do some research before picking up any given book on a topic. I went into this with minimal knowledge of Alexander the Great, and everything I read indicated that this book is a great, bro...

  • Ensiform

    Translated by Jeremy Leggatt. A very short work in the Discoveries series, jam-packed with photos of appropriate art works. The text was unsatisfactory, being a mere run-down of Alexander's campaigns ...

  • Michael P.

    Adequate and heavily illustrated introduction to Alexander, his world, and his accomplishments. This is a book to read quickly to see if you want to know more. It is not a book to quote or go in depth...

  • Jennifer Henry

    Being my first book about A the G, I found his life interesting and his accomplishments bold. I appreciated the author's attempt to question whether he was attempting to dominate or civilise the lands...

  • Brenton

    The entire posture of the book seemed to be defensive. To a lamen, his criticisms and charges against the popular histories of Alexander did not mean much!...