By Leften Stavrianos
Designed for classes in global historical past and international Civilization, this best-selling, vintage exploration of global historical past takes an interdisciplinary worldwide (rather than a nearby or nationwide) approach—tracing these significant forces, activities, and occasions that experience had a world-wide influence. It stresses connections among the previous, current and destiny, emphasizing the query “What does it suggest for us today?” The Seventh Edition reevaluates the process human background with an eye fixed towards the millennium, reflecting in its assurance the tip of the chilly warfare and the dawning percentages for a brand new form of international heritage.
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The Assyrian people brought it to Babylon; from Babylon the Carians and the Greeks brought it to Susa. . The gold was brought from Lydia and from Bactria, which here was wrought. The precious stone lapis lazuli and carnelian which was wrought here, this was brought from Sogdia. The precious stone turquoise, this was brought from Chorasmia, which was wrought here. The silver and the ebony were brought from Egypt. The ornamentation with which the wall was adorned, that from 38 Greece was brought.
Wrote in Anabasis (a book about Cyrus’s expeditions), “Cyrus promised to give them all half as much they had been getting before”—from one gold daric a month to one and a half. However, he still refused to admit that he planned to fight his brother the king. The men marched on for several more weeks, and finally met Artaxerxes’ army. The battle took place near the Euphrates River at a place Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Xenophon was one of the mercenaries cyrus hired for his rebel army. He wrote a book about his experience that is commonly called Anabasis (it is also sometimes translated as The Expedition of Cyrus or The Persian Expedition).
The satrap of Bactria, killed the Great King. Alexander had been chasing Darius for a long time, but when he finally caught up with him, the Persian king was dead. Bessus proclaimed himself the king of Persia, but Alexander the Great, the Macedonian, was the true king now. Other satraps came over to his side. Alexander continued pushing eastward until he reached India. The Achaemenid dynasty had ended, and so had the first great Persian Empire. Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire and put an end to the Achaemenid dynasty.
A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century by Leften Stavrianos