Alexander the Great

World Conqueror

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756518721

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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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

The Story of an Ancient Life

Author: Thomas R. Martin,Christopher W. Blackwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521767482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

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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

Author: Richard Stoneman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415319324

Category: History

Page: 126

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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

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Hugh Bowden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198706154

Category: History

Page: 120

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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

A New History

Author: Waldemar Heckel,Lawrence A. Tritle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360159

Category: History

Page: 392

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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

Empire of Alexander the Great

Author: Debra Skelton,Pamela Dell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604131624

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

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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: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1590208420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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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.

Conquest and Empire

The Reign of Alexander the Great

Author: A. B. Bosworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521406796

Category: History

Page: 330

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An exploration of the process and consequences of the campaigns of Alexander the Great of Macedon.

Alexander the Great

Author: Lewis Vance Cummings

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802141491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 461

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Presents a vivid, readable biography of a brilliant, often contradictory leader, from his youth in Macedonia as the son of King Philip and Queen Olympia, his education by Aristotle, his military conquests, and his influence on the ancient world. Reprint.

Alexander the Great

Son of the Gods

Author: Alan Fildes,Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892367832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Alexander the Great

Lessons from History's Undefeated General

Author: Bill Yenne

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230106406

Category: History

Page: 224

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When the Oracle of Delphi told Alexander the Great that he was invincible, it was right. The son of the great King Philip II of Macedonia, Alexander was educated by Aristotle and commanded a wing of his father's army in the victory over the Thebans and Athenians at the Battle of Chaeronea—all when he was still just a teenager. By the time of his death at age 32, he had amassed an empire that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River and included all of Persia and most of Egypt. He ruled as both the shah of Persia and as a pharaoh of Egypt by right of conquest, and he was also crowned king of Asia. Here, historian Bill Yenne illuminates the legendary vision of this classical hero. Exhibiting the best traits of a battlefield leader, Alexander was audacious, aggressive, fearless and victorious. His unfailing integration of strategic vision and tactical genius took him to the ends of the earth, and into immortality as a military leader. Alexander's influence on cultural and political history and the scope of his military prowess remains awe-inspiring to this day.

Alexander the Great

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781904341567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), King of Macedonia, lived a life of mythical proportions. He modelled himself on Achilles and slept with a copy of the Iliad, annotated by Aristotle, his teacher, under his pillow. Unrivalled by any historical military figure, he conquered the Mediterranean, Persia, Afghanistan and north-west India during his brief life. By the time he died at the age of 33 he had introduced Greek civilisation to the world.

Alexander the Great in His World

Author: Carol G. Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 063123246X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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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

A Reader

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415291873

Category: History

Page: 332

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This exciting new volume includes a selection of the most significant and representative published articles and chapters about Alexander and covers all the main areas of debate and discussion in Alexander scholarship.

Alexander the Great and His Empire

A Short Introduction

Author: Pierre Briant,Amélie Kuhrt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691154457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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This is the first publication in English of Pierre Briant's classic short history of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Eschewing a conventional biographical focus, this is the only book in any language that sets the rise of Alexander's short-lived empire within the broad context of ancient Near Eastern history under Achaemenid Persian rule, as well as against Alexander's Macedonian background. As a renowned historian of both the Macedonians and the Persians, Briant is uniquely able to assess Alexander's significance from the viewpoint of both the conquerors and the conquered, and to trace what changed and what stayed the same as Alexander and the Hellenistic world gained ascendancy over Darius's Persia. After a short account of Alexander's life before his landing in Asia Minor, the book gives a brief overview of the major stages of his conquest. This background sets the stage for a series of concise thematic chapters that explore the origins and objectives of the conquest; the nature and significance of the resistance it met; the administration, defense, and exploitation of the conquered lands; the varying nature of Alexander's relations with the Macedonians, Greeks, and Persians; and the problems of succession following Alexander's death. For this translation, Briant has written a new foreword and conclusion, updated the main text and the thematic annotated bibliography, and added a substantial appendix in which he assesses the current state of scholarship on Alexander and suggests some directions for future research. More than ever, this masterful work provides an original and important perspective on Alexander and his empire.

Alexander the Great

Macedonian King and Conqueror

Author: Bernard Randall

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823938254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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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 in Fact and Fiction

Author: A. B. Bosworth,Elizabeth Baynham

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199252756

Category: History

Page: 370

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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.

The Treasures of Alexander the Great

How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

Author: Frank L. Holt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199950962

Category: HISTORY

Page: 320

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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.