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    DescriptionTrouble in the West provides the first full and continuous account of the Persian-Egyptian War, a conflict that continued for nearly the two-hundred-year duration of the Persian Empire. Despite its status as the largest of all ancient Persian military enterprises- including any aimed at Greece- this conflict has never been reconstructed in any detailed and comprehensive way. Thus, Trouble in the West adds tremendously to our understanding of Persian imperial affairs. At the same time, it dramatically revises our understanding of eastern Mediterranean and Aegean affairs by linking Persian dealings with Greeks and other peoples in the west to Persia's fundamental, ongoing Egyptian concerns. In this study, Stephen Ruzicka argues that Persia's Egyptian problem and, conversely, Egypt's Persian problem, were much more important in the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean worlds than our conventional Greek-centered perspective and sources have allowed us to see. In looking at this conflict as one stage in an enduring east-west conflict between successive Near Eastern imperial powers and Egypt-one which stretched across nearly the whole of ancient history-it represents an important turning point: by pulling in remote western states and peoples, who subsequently became masters of Egypt, western opposition to Near Eastern power was sustained right up to the 7th century Arab conquests. For classicists and historians of the ancient Near East, Trouble in the West will serve as a valuable, and long-overdue, resource.

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    Trouble in the West
    Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Ruzicka
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199766628
    ISBN 10: 0199766622

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    Illustrations note
    5 maps, 5 halftones
    Oxford University Press Inc
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    Publication date
    08 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Stephen Ruzicka is Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and author of Politics of a Persian Dynasty.
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    formidable scholarship... He sets out his general thesis and its sources with admirable clarity... detailed and illuminating Peter Green, London Review of Books
    Table of contents
    Preface ; Author's Note ; Table of Contents ; Maps ; Introduction: Stories and Sources ; 1. Persia and Egypt: The Historical Perspective ; 2. Persian Success: Conquest and Kingship, 525-518 ; 3. Managing Egypt, 518-415 ; 4. Losing Egypt, 415-400 ; 5. Securing the Eastern Mediterranean, 399-395 ; 6. Into the Aegean, 394-392 ; 7. To Egypt: Preparations and Campaign, 392-387 ; 8. The Egyptian War and the King's Peace, 387-386 ; 9. Egypt Strikes Back: The Cypriot War and the Struggle for the Eastern Mediterranean, 386-379 ; 10. Iphicrates Takes Over, ca. 378-373 ; 11. Pharnabazus and Iphicrates' Egyptian Campaign, ; 12. Court Politics and the Collapse of the Third Campaign, 372-365 ; 13. Egyptian Strategy Shifts: The Genesis of Tachos' Great Offensive, 364-361 ; 14. Tachos: Campaign and Collapse, 360-359 ; 15. Persian Counterattack? ; 16. Artaxerxes III: King and Commander, 358-350 ; 17. Loss and Recovery of the Middle Territory, 350-345 ; 18. Persian Success, 344-343 ; 19. From Artaxerxes III to Alexander III ; 20. East, West, and Far West after the Persians: The Long View ; Appendix A. King Lists, Egypt and Persia ; Appendix B. Timeline, 525 - 332 B.C. ; Abbreviations ; Endnotes ; Bibliography ; Index