Alexander The Great

Author: Hugh Bowden
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706154
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Hugh Bowden. 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.

The Treasures Of Alexander The Great

Author: Frank L. Holt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199950962
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The Treasures Of Alexander The Great from the Author: Frank L. Holt. 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

Author: Thomas R. Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521767482
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Thomas R. Martin. This book explains what made Alexander 'Great' according to the people and expectations of his time and place.

Empire Of Alexander The Great

Author: Debra Skelton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604131624
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Empire Of Alexander The Great from the Author: Debra Skelton. Presents a history of the empire of Alexander the Great, providing an account of his rise to power and early death at the age of thirty-two, and includes details on daily life, religion, art, science, and social structure.

Alexander The Great

Author: Philip Freeman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439193280
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Philip Freeman. In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated Macedonian king has been one of the most enduring figures in history. He was a general of such skill and renown that for two thousand years other great leaders studied his strategy and tactics, from Hannibal to Napoleon, with countless more in between. He flashed across the sky of history like a comet, glowing brightly and burning out quickly: crowned at age nineteen, dead by thirty-two. He established the greatest empire of the ancient world; Greek coins and statues are found as far east as Afghanistan. Our interest in him has never faded. Alexander was born into the royal family of Macedonia, the kingdom that would soon rule over Greece. Tutored as a boy by Aristotle, Alexander had an inquisitive mind that would serve him well when he faced formidable obstacles during his military campaigns. Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian empire, and continued his conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India. Alexander spent nearly all his adult life away from his homeland, and he and his men helped spread the Greek language throughout western Asia, where it would become the lingua franca of the ancient world. Within a short time after Alexander’s death in Baghdad, his empire began to fracture. Best known among his successors are the Ptolemies of Egypt, whose empire lasted until Cleopatra. In his lively and authoritative biography of Alexander, classical scholar and historian Philip Freeman describes Alexander’s astonishing achievements and provides insight into the mercurial character of the great conqueror. Alexander could be petty and magnanimous, cruel and merciful, impulsive and farsighted. Above all, he was ferociously, intensely competitive and could not tolerate losing—which he rarely did. As Freeman explains, without Alexander, the influence of Greece on the ancient world would surely not have been as great as it was, even if his motivation was not to spread Greek culture for beneficial purposes but instead to unify his empire. Only a handful of people have influenced history as Alexander did, which is why he continues to fascinate us.

Art In The Era Of Alexander The Great

Author: Ada Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521769043
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Art In The Era Of Alexander The Great from the Author: Ada Cohen. "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

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756518721
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Michael Burgan. 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

Author: Richard Stoneman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415319317
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Richard Stoneman. Alexander the Great by Richard Stoneman is an introduction to the career and impact of the great Macedonian conqueror and the main themes of his reign. As well as tackling problems of interpretation, the author includes: an examination of the written and other sources and the problems of working with them discussion of archaeological and numismatic evidence an outline of the Macedonian background insight into Alexander's education and ideas exploration of Alexander's claim to divinity assessment of Alexander's short and long-term achievements a study of his influence in antiquity.

Alexander The Great In Fact And Fiction

Author: A. B. Bosworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199252756
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Alexander The Great In Fact And Fiction from the Author: A. B. Bosworth. '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

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136640045
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Alexander The Great from the Author: Ian Worthington. This exciting new edition is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken. The twelve thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining the main areas of debate and discussion: The Sources Alexander’s Influences and the Macedonian Background Alexander’s Aims Alexander’s Battles and Generalship Alexander and the Greeks Alexander and the Persian Empire Alexander, India and the Gedrosian Desert From Mass Marriage to Death Alexander and the ‘Unity of Mankind’ Alexander and Deification Alexander and Conspiracies Alexander: The ‘Great’? The Reader has the distinctive feature of translating a substantial number of the more inaccessible primary sources; each chapter is also prefaced with a succinct introduction to the topic under consideration.