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The Resource 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, Tom Holland

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Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West
Title
Persian fire
Title remainder
the first world empire and the battle for the West
Statement of responsibility
Tom Holland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 480 B.C.E., Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory--rapid, spectacular victory--had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empire. They had swept across the Near East, shattering ancient kingdoms, storming famous cities, putting together an empire which stretched from India to the shores of the Aegean. Xerxes ruled as the most powerful man on the planet. Yet somehow, astonishingly, against the largest expeditionary force ever assembled, the Greeks managed to hold out. Had the Greeks been defeated in the epochal naval battle at Salamis, not only would the West have lost its first struggle for independence and survival, but it is unlikely that there would ever have been such an entity as the West at all. Historian Holland combines scholarly rigor with novelistic depth and finds extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and our own.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holland, Tom
Dewey number
935/.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS281
LC item number
.H65 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran
  • Greece
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Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West, Tom Holland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-411) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62282312
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States, Doubleday ed.
Extent
xxiii, 418 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307279484
Lccn
2005054838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780385513111
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 853497
  • (Sirsi) o62282312
Label
Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West, Tom Holland
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62282312
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States, Doubleday ed.
Extent
xxiii, 418 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307279484
Lccn
2005054838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780385513111
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 853497
  • (Sirsi) o62282312

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