By Matt Waters
The Achaemenid Persian Empire, at its maximum territorial volume less than Darius I (r. 522-486 BCE), held sway over territory stretching from the Indus River Valley to southeastern Europe and from the western Himalayas to northeast Africa. during this booklet, Matt Waters provides an in depth historic evaluation of the Achaemenid interval whereas contemplating the manifold interpretive difficulties historians face in developing and realizing its background. This booklet deals a Persian point of view even if counting on Greek textual assets and archaeological facts. Waters situates the tale of the Achaemenid Persians within the context in their predecessors within the mid-first millennium BCE and during their successors after the Macedonian conquest, developing a compelling narrative of the way the empire retained its power for greater than 2 hundred years (c. 550-330 BCE) and left a tremendous imprint on center japanese in addition to Greek and eu heritage.
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