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.
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.
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.
Автор: Worthington Ian Название: Alexander the Great ISBN: 0415667437 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415667432 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 7258 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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.
Название: Alexander the great ISBN: 1405130814 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405130813 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 15836 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 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. This book discusses Alexander`s influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in Hollywood films.
Автор: Thomas, Carol G. Название: Alexander the great in his world ISBN: 063123246X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631232469 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 5944 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Alexander the Great is one of the most celebrated figures of antiquity. This book places him within the context of his time, place, culture, and ancestry in order to discover what influences shaped his life and career. It also examines Alexander`s engagement with Greek culture, especially his relationship with Aristotle.
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.
Автор: Treadgold W. Название: The Early Byzantine Historians ISBN: 1403934584 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781403934581 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 17819 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A study of various significant Byzantine historians, from Eusebius of Caesarea (c255-339) to Theophylact Simocatta (c585-after 641). It presents a portrait gallery of forty historians who were gifted writers, incisive thinkers, engaging personalities, or all three at once.
Автор: Baar, Monika Название: Historians and nationalism ISBN: 0199581185 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199581184 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 18529 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Monika Baar examines the work of five prominent East-Central European historians in the nineteenth century, analyzing and contrasting their body of work, their promotion of a national culture, and the contributions they made to European historiography.
Автор: Bury Название: The Ancient Greek Historians ISBN: 1108082122 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108082129 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3614 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The classical historian J. B. Bury (1861–1927) was the author of a history of Greece which was a standard textbook for over a century (and of which the first edition is also reissued in this series). His interests ranged over a very wide period, and this 1909 work discusses the ancient Greek historians themselves. Originally delivered as a series of lectures at Harvard University in 1908, this book unsurprisingly focuses on Herodotus and Thucydides, but in a chronological survey examines the evidence for the rise of historical writing in Ionia, and the influence on it of myth and epic poetry. Bury also surveys those historians after Thucydides whose work is less well attested, and the likely influence of the development of rhetoric and philosophy upon their writing, and considers the influence of Greek writers, including Polybius, during the Roman republican period, and their influence on later, Latin historiography.
Название: The Historians of Ancient Rome ISBN: 0415527155 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415527156 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 23595 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace the history of Rome over more than a thousand years: from the city’s foundation by Romulus in 753 B.C.E. (Livy) to Constantine’s edict of toleration for Christianity (313 C.E.) Selections include many of the high points of Rome’s climb to world domination: the defeat of Hannibal; the conquest of Greece and the eastern Mediterranean; the defeat of the Catilinarian conspirators; Caesar’s conquest of Gaul; Antony and Cleopatra; the establishment of the Empire by Caesar Augustus; and the "Roman Peace" under Hadrian and long excepts from Tacitus record the horrors of the reigns of Tiberius and Nero. The book is intended both for undergraduate courses in Roman history and for the general reader interested in approaching the Romans through the original historical sources. Hence, excerpts of Polybius, Livy, and Tacitus are extensive enough to be read with pleasure as an exciting narrative. Now in its third edition, changes to this thoroughly revised volume include a new timeline, translations of several key inscriptions such as the Twelve Tables, and additional readings. This is a book which no student of Roman history should be without.
Автор: Luraghi, Nino Название: The Historian`s Craft in the Age of Herodotus ISBN: 0199215111 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199215119 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10666 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: By considering the works of Herodotus against a background of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society, these new essays by an international team of experts make a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing debates concerning literacy and oral culture.
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