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1. Before Alexander

1. Before Alexander  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0002
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1. Before Alexander
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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9780191776052
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0009
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Conclusion
9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)

9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0010
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9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century BC to 2nd century AD) Babylonia under Persian rule
4. Iran and the West

4. Iran and the West  

Ali M. Ansari

in Iran: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.003.0004
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4. Iran and the West Commenting on the influence of Shah Abbas the Great, the Huguenot merchant Sir John Chardin, long resident in Isfahan in the latter half of the 17th century, noted that, ‘When this strong and noble prince ceased to live, Persia ceased to prosper.’ Chardin’s assessment has been reflected in subsequent analyses that have argued for a long slow process of decline arguably precipitated by the very policies of administrative centralization that Shah Abbas had instituted. The consolidation of authority could only work when the political will of the ruling monarch was active, energetic, and ever present.
5. Encounters

5. Encounters  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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5. Encounters Ashoka looks west dhamma (‘righteousness’) now held sway, or so Ashoka believed, ‘beyond all his frontiers to a distance of six hundred yojanas ’ (about 6,000 miles). Buddhist proselytism, claimed the king, had been successful in all the lands to the west of the Hindu Kush: Where reigns the Yona king named Antiyoko, and beyond the realm of that Antiyoko in the lands of the four kings named Turumaye, Antikini, Maka, and Alikasudaro. East: Aristotle in the Hindu Kush A hundred and thirty miles east of the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, on the left bank of
The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Thonemann

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Feb 2018
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A Very Short Introduction
6. Priene

6. Priene  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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6. Priene On the north flank of the Maeander river valley in western Asia Minor, overlooking the flood plain, looms the great rock of Teloneia. Projecting outwards from the Mycale mountain range, Teloneia is a tremendous natural stronghold, protected by steep cliffs to the south and west. At the foot of the rock, just above the Maeander plain, the ground levels off into a descending series of natural terraces, between 130 and 30 metres above the valley floor. Here, in the mid-4th century BC, was founded the small Greek city of Priene. Planning the city 2 ). The city contained
4. Collecting Facts

4. Collecting Facts  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0004
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4. Collecting Facts
11. Alexandria

11. Alexandria  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0011
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11. Alexandria
2. How the Bible was Written

2. How the Bible was Written  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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9780191776304
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0002
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2. How the Bible was Written
2. Imperial power

2. Imperial power  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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9780191775871
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0003
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2. Imperial power
Iran: A Very Short Introduction

Iran: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Ansari

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A Very Short Introduction
3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship

3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship Warlords and kings In the early summer of 307 BC, a young Macedonian general set sail from Ephesus with a fleet of 250 warships. Demetrius, some thirty years of age, and later affectionately known as ‘the Besieger’, was not of royal blood. His father Antigonus the One-Eyed had been a minor member of the Macedonian royal court, rising to power only after Alexander’s death, thanks to his command of the main bulk of the Macedonian army in Asia. By 307, Antigonus had seized control of most of Alexander’s conquered territories in western Asia,
4. History wars

4. History wars  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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4. History wars
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction  

Helen Morales

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Aug 2007
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A Very Short Introduction
1. Without bulls there would be no Europe

1. Without bulls there would be no Europe  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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1. Without bulls there would be no Europe
2. Mythology and history

2. Mythology and history  

Ali M. Ansari

in Iran: A Very Short Introduction

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2. Mythology and history . This was the name they commonly applied until the 19th century and it remains in widespread use to this day, sitting alongside the more recently adopted, or revived, Persepolis. That the Iranians should have two names for this monument to ancient majesty, and that, more tellingly, they seem to have no desire to replace one with the other, is indicative of their peculiar dual historical inheritance; one mythological and one historical.
Introduction

Introduction  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Introduction one fifth of the 3,372 European battles fought between c .1490 and 1815 occurred between 1792 and 1815. The conflicts were also global in their reach: although not habitually given the name ‘world war’, they had truly worldwide repercussions which made a lasting mark across the earth.
7. The people’s war

7. The people’s war  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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7. The people’s war The fighting on land and sea were the furnaces in which the full horrors of war were felt and the scale of the conflict foreshadowed the terrible sufferings in the ‘total wars’ of the twentieth century. So, too, did the attempts by the belligerents to mobilize their peoples for the struggle. The French, as we have seen, made strenuous efforts to do so, but so did their enemies. In 1812, Clausewitz opined that now ‘it is not the king who wages war on the king, not an army against another army, but a people against another
6. The cost of empire

6. The cost of empire  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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9780191778070
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10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.003.0007
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9780199595112
6. The cost of empire

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