Persian Fire : The First World Empire and the Battle for the West

Persian Fire : The First World Empire and the Battle for the West

Description

In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland's brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.


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Details

Author(s)
Tom Holland
Format
Paperback | 464 pages
Dimensions
132 x 206 x 23mm | 440g
Publication date
12 Jun 2007
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Random House Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0307279480
ISBN13
9780307279484
Bestsellers rank
81,039