Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Author Robin Lane Fox
ISBN-10 9780141925981
Year 2006-07-06
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Tough, resolute, fearless, Alexander was a born warrior and ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 BC aged thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled - he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. The myth he created is as potent today as it was in the ancient world. Robin Lane Fox's superb account searches through the mass of conflicting evidence and legend to focus on Alexander as a man of his own time. Combining historical scholarship and acute psychological insight, it brings this colossal figure vividly to life.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Author Philip Freeman
ISBN-10 9781416592815
Year 2011-10-18
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An authoritative and dramatic portrait set against a backdrop of the war-torn Greek empire draws on extensive research to cover such topics as Alexander's military prowess, premature death and inspiration to subsequent historical conquerors.

Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army

Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army Author Donald W. Engels
ISBN-10 0520042727
Year 1980
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Engels uses all the archaeological work done in Asia in the past generation and makes it accessible. Careful analysis of terrain, climate, and supply requirements are throughout combined in a fashion to help account for Alexander's strategic decision in the light of the options open to him. The chief merit of this splendid book is the way in which it brings an ancient army to life, as it really was and moved: the hours it took for simple operations of washing and cooking and feeding animals; the train of noncombatants moving with the army--New York Review of Books.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Author Hugh Bowden
ISBN-10 9780198706151
Year 2014
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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In 336 BC Alexander the Great became king of Macedon. During his twelve-year reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest to have yet existed, and in the process had a profound effect on the world he moved through. In this examination of his life and career, Hugh Bowden explores his cultural and historical legacy.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Author Paul Cartledge
ISBN-10 9781590208427
Year 2004-08-03
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher The Overlook Press
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Paul Cartledge, one of the world’s foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 BC), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order. Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers. Cartledge brilliantly evokes Alexander's remarkable political and military accomplishments, cutting through the myths to show why he was such a great leader. He explores our endless fascination with Alexander and gives us insight into his charismatic leadership, his capacity for brutality, and his sophisticated grasp of international politics. Alexander the Great is an engaging portrait of a fascinating man, and a welcome balance to the myths, legends, and often skewed history that have obscured the real Alexander.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Author Demi
ISBN-10 0761457003
Year 2010
Pages 59
Language en
Publisher Marshall Cavendish
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A fascinating history of one of the most successful military leaders of all time.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Author Michael Burgan
ISBN-10 0756518725
Year 2006-07-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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Biography of Alexander the Great, king and general, who by his death at age 32 had conquered much of the known world.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Author Samuel Willard Crompton
ISBN-10 9780791072196
Year 2003-01
Pages 110
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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Describes the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great of Macedonia.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Author Thomas R. Martin
ISBN-10 9780521767484
Year 2012-09-28
Pages 193
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This book explains what made Alexander 'Great' according to the people and expectations of his time and place.

The Treasures of Alexander the Great

The Treasures of Alexander the Great Author Frank L. Holt
ISBN-10 9780199950966
Year 2016-03-30
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth from the vanquished to the victor. Invasions, sieges, massacres, annexations, and mass deportations all redistributed property with dramatic consequences for kings and commoners alike. No conqueror ever captured more people or property in so short a lifetime than Alexander the Great in the late fourth century BC. For all its savagery, the creation of Alexander's empire has generally been hailed as a positive economic event for all concerned. Even those harshly critical of Alexander today tend to praise his plundering of Persia as a means of liberating the moribund resources of the East. To test this popular interpretation, The Treasures of Alexander the Great investigates the kinds and quantities of treasure seized by the Macedonian king, from gold and silver to land and slaves. It reveals what became of the king's wealth and what Alexander's redistribution of these vast resources can tell us about his much-disputed policies and personality. Though Alexander owed his vast fortune to war, battle also distracted him from competently managing his spoils and much was wasted, embezzled, deliberately destroyed, or idled unprofitably. The Treasures of Alexander the Great provides a long-overdue and accessible account of Alexander's wealth and its enormous impact on the ancient world.

Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction Author A. B. Bosworth
ISBN-10 0199252750
Year 2002
Pages 370
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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'For those whose interest in Alexander has been stirred, as well as for students of the period, this collection must become compulsory reading.' -Contemporary ReviewProfessor Bosworth and Dr Baynham have collected together ten contributions by leading experts in the field of Alexander studies which represent the most advanced scholarship in this area. The contributions cover subjects of central importance, such as imperial ideology, conspiracy and its political manipulation, and panhellenism. The essays address issues of historiography and historical interpretation, and advance challenging new hypotheses.

Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages

Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages Author Markus Stock
ISBN-10 9781442661318
Year 2016-02-24
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher University of Toronto Press
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In the Middle Ages, the life story of Alexander the Great was a well-traveled tale. Known in numerous versions, many of them derived from the ancient Greek Alexander Romance, it was told and re-told throughout Europe, India, the Middle East, and Central Asia. The essays collected in Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages examine these remarkable legends not merely as stories of conquest and discovery, but also as representations of otherness, migration, translation, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora. Alongside studies of the Alexander legend in medieval and early modern Latin, English, French, German, and Persian, Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages breaks new ground by examining rarer topics such as Hebrew Alexander romances, Coptic and Arabic Alexander materials, and early modern Malay versions of the Alexander legend. Brought together in this wide-ranging collection, these essays testify to the enduring fascination and transcultural adaptability of medieval stories about the extraordinary Macedonian leader.

Art in the Era of Alexander the Great

Art in the Era of Alexander the Great Author Ada Cohen
ISBN-10 9780521769044
Year 2010-08-30
Pages 398
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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"Simultaneously historical and thematic, this book studies an important period in Greek art, the late Classical and earely Hellenistic, especially the reigns of Philip II, his famous son Alexander the Great, and their successors. It focuses on the three traditionally "masculine" themes of warfare, hunting, and the abduction of women. All three show a preoccupation with the pictorial celebration of violence and draw analogies among the ideological categories "enemy, " "animal, " and "women." The book explores the ways in which masculine and feminine identities were usually constructed and communicated"--Provided by publisher.

Alexander the Great in His World

Alexander the Great in His World Author Carol G. Thomas
ISBN-10 9781405178280
Year 2008-04-15
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Alexander the Great is one of the most celebrated figures of antiquity. In this book, Carol G. Thomas places this powerful figure within the context of his time, place, culture, and ancestry in order to discover what influences shaped his life and career. The book begins with an exploration of the Macedonia that conditioned the lives of its inhabitants. It also traces such influences on Alexander's life as his royal Argead ancestry, his father, Philip II, and his mother, Olympias. The author examines Alexander's engagement with Greek culture, especially his relationship with Aristotle, and contemplates how other societal factors - especially the highly militarized Macedonian kingdom and the nature of Macedonia's relationship with neighboring states - contributed to his achievement. What was the significance of these influences on the man who succeeded in conquering most of the known world from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River? The author focuses on this question in exploring ancient landscapes and resurrecting key figures from antiquity in order to penetrate the motivation, goals, and inner being of Alexander the Great.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Author Elizabeth Baynham
ISBN-10 0472108581
Year 1998
Pages 237
Language en
Publisher University of Michigan Press
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The literary tradition surrounding the Macedonian conqueror is rich, contradictory and complex. Much of what we know comes from the history of Quintus Curtius, who wrote a history of Alexander in the first century AD. Baynham explores Curtius' historical style and his presentation of the legendary king. She examines his use of ancient sources, and discusses why Curtius chose to preserve the information about Alexander that he did. She demonstrates that his work was a carefully planned narrative, and that he was not only interested in presenting Alexander as a clever ruler and accomplished tactician, but also as a human subject to the whims of chance, of fortuna .