Описание: Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the west to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia and "India" (Pakistan and Kashmir) in the east. Although many other kings and generals forged empires, Alexander produced one that was without parallel, even if it was short-lived. And yet, Alexander could not have achieved what he did without the accomplishments of his father, Philip II (r. 359-336). It was Philip who truly changed the course of Macedonian history, transforming a weak, disunited, and economically backward kingdom into a military powerhouse. A warrior king par excellence, Philip left Alexander with the greatest army in the Greek world, a centralized monarchy, economic prosperity, and a plan to invade Asia. For the first time, By the Spear offers an exhilarating military narrative of the reigns of these two larger-than-life figures in one volume. Ian Worthington gives full breadth to the careers of father and son, showing how Philip was the architect of the Macedonian empire, which reached its zenith under Alexander, only to disintegrate upon his death. By the Spear also explores the impact of Greek culture in the East, as Macedonian armies became avatars of social and cultural change in lands far removed from the traditional sphere of Greek influence. In addition, the book discusses the problems Alexander faced in dealing with a diverse subject population and the strategies he took to what might be called nation building, all of which shed light on contemporary events in culturally dissimilar regions of the world. The result is a gripping and unparalleled account of the role these kings played in creating a vast empire and the enduring legacy they left behind.
Автор: Plutarch, Erskine Andrew Название: Hellenistic Lives: Including Alexander the Great ISBN: 0199664331 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199664337 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2348 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: These ten Lives trace the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander`s conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch`s biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits with a wealth of historical information.
Автор: Worthington Название: Alexander the Great ISBN: 0415667429 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415667425 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 25410 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This exciting new edition 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.
Описание: 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.
Автор: Alexander Watson Название: Enduring the Great War ISBN: 0521881013 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521881012 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 13197 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An innovative comparative history of how German and British soldiers endured the horror of the First World War. Unlike existing literature, which emphasises the strength of societies or military institutions, this study argues that at the heart of armies’ robustness lay natural human resilience. Drawing widely on contemporary letters and diaries of British and German soldiers, psychiatric reports and official documentation, and interpreting these sources with modern psychological research, this unique account provides new insights into the soldiers’ fears, motivations and coping mechanisms. It explains why the British outlasted their opponents by examining and comparing the motives for fighting, the effectiveness with which armies and societies supported men and the combatants’ morale throughout the conflict on both sides. Finally it challenges the current consensus on the war’s end, arguing that not a ‘covert strike’ but rather an ‘ordered surrender’ led by junior officers brought about Germany’s defeat in 1918.
Автор: Briant, Pierre Название: Alexander the great and his empire ISBN: 0691141940 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691141947 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3439 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A work on Alexander the Great. It combines analyses of terrain, climate, and supply requirements that account for Alexander`s strategic decision in the light of the options open to him.
Название: Alexander the great ISBN: 0521707099 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521707091 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4734 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Alexander the Great famously brought the mighty Persian Empire’s two-hundred year rule to an end, but the figure behind this phenomenon often eludes us. This book invites students to follow Alexander’s remarkable story and to engage with a variety of perspectives on him as king, general and human being. Notes provide helpful contextual information for these excerpts while questions challenge readers to embark on their own investigations of this fascinating individual, who continues to rival all others in historical significance.
Название: Alexander the great ISBN: 0415291879 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415291873 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4645 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 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.
Автор: Wallis Budge Название: The History of Alexander the Great ISBN: 1107631173 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107631175 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5602 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Originally published in 1889, this book by the highly esteemed Orientalist Ernest Wallis Budge is an edition of the Syriac version of the text by Pseudo-Callisthenes on the life of Alexander the Great, one of the earliest histories of the great Macedonian general. Also included are a brief biography of Alexander, an assessment of the varying versions of the Alexander story, and a copy of the Syriac source text with scholarly footnotes and comparisons among the various manuscripts. This book will be of value to Syriac students, Classicists and anyone with an interest in the confluence of East and West in the ancient world.
Описание: 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.
Название: Alexander the Great and His Empire ISBN: 0691154457 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691154459 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3630 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Provides an original and important perspective on Alexander the Great and his empire. This book assesses Alexander`s significance from the viewpoint of both the conquerors and the conquered, and traces what changed and what stayed the same as Alexander and the Hellenistic world gained ascendancy over Darius` Persia.
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