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.
Название: Alexander the great ISBN: 1405130822 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405130820 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 6035 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Looks at a range of 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 work discusses Alexander`s influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in Hollywood films.
Описание: To all those who witnessed his extraordinary conquests, from Albania to India, Alexander the Great appeared invincible. How Alexander himself promoted this appearance--how he abetted the belief that he enjoyed divine favor and commanded even the forces of nature against his enemies--is the subject of Frank L. Holt's absorbing book. Solid evidence for the "supernaturalized" Alexander lies in a rare series of medallions that depict the triumphant young king at war against the elephants, archers, and chariots of Rajah Porus of India at the Battle of the Hydaspes River. Recovered from Afghanistan and Iraq in sensational and sometimes perilous circumstances, these ancient artifacts have long animated the modern historical debate about Alexander. Holt's book, the first devoted to the mystery of these ancient medallions, takes us into the history of their discovery and interpretation, into the knowable facts of their manufacture and meaning, and, ultimately, into the king's own psyche and his frightening theology of war. The result is a valuable analysis of Alexander history and myth, a vivid account of numismatics, and a spellbinding look into the age-old mechanics of megalomania.
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: Heckel Waldemar, Taylor Karen, Yardley J C, Kriesi Название: Alexander the Great ISBN: 0631228209 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631228202 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 18695 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents translations of some of the important ancient writings on the life and legacy of Alexander the Great. This book offers comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death and legacy. It includes a bibliography of modern works, visual sources and a map of Alexander`s expedition.
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.
Автор: Watson, Alexander Название: Enduring the great war ISBN: 0521123089 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521123082 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5602 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A comparative history of how German and British soldiers endured the horror of the First World War.
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.
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: 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.
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