Alexander The Great

Author: Bernard Randall
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823938254
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Describes the life and accomplishments of the Macedonian ruler who conquered the Persian Empire and led his troops to the edge of India, and places him in the context of his times.

Alexander The Great

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756518721
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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

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

Alexander The Great In His World

Author: Carol G. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 063123246X
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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.

The Treasures Of Alexander The Great

Author: Frank L. Holt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199950962
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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

Author: Hugh Bowden
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706154
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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

Author: Andrew Langley
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ISBN: 9780199101962
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Traces the life of the warrior king of Macedonia who conquered and united the known world of his time.

Alexander The Great And Bactria

Author: Frank Lee Holt
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004086128
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This study should appeal to anyone interested in the civilizations of Greece and Central Asia, from the expert to the undergraduate.

Alexander The Great In Fact And Fiction

Author: A. B. Bosworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199252756
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Ten essays from a symposium held at Newcastle University in 1997, which examine the general themes of kingship and imperialism by focusing on the romances that surround Alexander.

Alexander The Great

Author: Waldemar Heckel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360159
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Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers