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

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

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.

Alexander the Great

Author: Philip Freeman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439193280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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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.

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

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

Alexander the Great

Author: Richard Stoneman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415319317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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

Ancient King & Conqueror

Author: Katie Marsico

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781604535204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Examines the life of Alexander the Great, including his childhood, education, rise to power, major conquests, and untimely death at age thirty-two.

Alexander the Great

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Penguin USA

ISBN: 9780140088786

Category: Generals

Page: 568

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First published, 1973. Biography of one of Greece's greatest ancient heroes

Alexander the Great Failure

The Collapse of the Macedonian Empire

Author: John D Grainger

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082644394X

Category: History

Page: 256

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In this authoritative book John Grainger explores the foundations of Alexander's empire and why it did not survive after his untimely death in 323 BC.

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.

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

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

Author: Demi

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761457008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 59

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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

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 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 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.