Pierre Briant

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Pierre Briant
Born (1940-09-30) September 30, 1940 (age 73)
Angers, Maine-et-Loire
Nationality France French
Fields Iranian Studies
Institutions Collège de France
Alma mater University of Poitiers
Known for From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire

Pierre Briant (born September 30, 1940 in Angers) is a French Iranologist, Professor of History and Civilisation of the Achaemenid World and the Empire of Alexander the Great at the Collège de France (1999 onwards), Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Chicago, and founder of the website achemenet.com.[1]

He studied History at the University of Poitiers (1960–1965), and reached his doctorat d'État in 1972.

His works deal mainly with the Achaemenid Empire, and related matters as Alexander the Great or the Hellenistic Era.

In the words of Matthew Stolper, Briant "has shown a generation of scholars once isolated from each other that they are members of a common intellectual project of great consequence."[2]

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  • Antigone le Borgne (Les Débuts de sa Carrière et les Problèmes de l'Assemblée Macédonienne) (1973) - doctoral thesis.
  • Alexandre le Grand (1974, 2005)
  • Rois, Tributs et Paysans, Études sur les Formations Tributaires du Moyen-Orient Ancien (1982)
  • Etat et Pasteurs au Moyen-Orient Ancien' in Production Pastorale et Société (1982)
  • L'Asie Centrale et les Royaumes Proche-orientaux du Premier Millénaire (c. VIIIe-IVe s. av. n. è.) (1984)
  • "Pouvoir central et polycentrisme culturel dans l'Empire achéménide (Quelques réflexions et suggestions)", in Achaemenid History I: Sources,structures and synthesis (ed. Heleen Sancisi-Weerdenburg), (1987)
  • "Institutions perses et histoire comparatiste dans l'historiographie grecque", in Achaemenid History II: The Greek sources (eds. H. Sancisi-Weerdenbur & Amélie Kuhrt) (1987)
  • "Ethno-classe dominante et populations soumises dans l'Empire achéménide: le cas de l'Égypte", in Achaemenid History III: Method and Theory (eds. A. Kuhrt & H. Sancisi-Weerdenburg) (1988)
  • Dans les Pas des Dix-Mille (ed) (1995)
  • Histoire de l'Empire Perse. De Cyrus à Alexandre (1996) - in English, From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire (2002).
  • Darius dans l'Ombre d'Alexandre (2003)

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