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Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C.

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  • Alexander the Greatby Richard Stoneman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 30.95

    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... more...

  • Alexander the Greatby Norman F Cantor

    HarperCollins US 2006; US$ 10.99

    Best known for his books on the Middle Ages, Cantor here describes how, three centuries before Christ, the young hero led an army of Macedonians and Greeks on a route through the Middle East and Central Asia that intersects the recent tactical deployment of the US Army and Marines. He has minimized the romance and fantasies associated with Alexande more...

  • Alexander the Great in his Worldby Carol G. Thomas

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    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.... more...

  • Empire of Alexander the Greatby Debra Skelton; Pamela Dell

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    From the age of 20 until his death at 32, Alexander the Great and his armies from Greece swept across a vast region that included Persia, Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt. This title looks at what made Alexander a brilliant military tactician and a charismatic leader. It also explores what the Eastern world learned through contact with Alexander. more...

  • Are Leaders Born or Are They Made?by Elisabet Engellau; Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

    Karnac Books 2004; US$ 21.95

    Exploring themes including the imagery of his inner theatre, the nature of his personal relationships, including that of his rivalry with his father and twinship, his narcissism and megalomaniacal behaviour, his paranoid tendencies, but above all, his peerless leadership abilities, this volume examines both what makes for effective leadership and where... more...

  • Alexander the Greatby Ian Worthington

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    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. more...

  • State Correspondence in the Ancient Worldby Karen Radner

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 72.99

    This book introduces the reader to the state correspondences of centralized states and empires of the Mediterranean and the Middle East from the 15th century BC to the 6th century AD, and analyses their role in ensuring the success and stability of these geographically extensive state systems. Letters play an important role in the cohesion of early... more...

  • Sieges of Alexander the Greatby Stephen English

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 13.99

    During his spectacular career of conquest Alexander the Great attacked many cities and fortresses, never failing to take them. Such operations occupied more of his time than his famous pitched battles and were at least as vital in securing his vast empire. Sieges provided some of the sternest tests for the Macedonian army, and it is perhaps telling... more...

  • From Alexander to Jesusby Ory Amitay

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 57.95

    Scholars have long recognized the relevance to Christianity of the many stories surrounding the life of Alexander the Great, who claimed to be the son of Zeus. But until now, no comprehensive effort has been made to connect the mythic life and career of Alexander to the stories about Jesus and to the earliest theology of the nascent Christian churches.... more...

  • Into the Land of Bonesby Frank L. Holt

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    The so-called first war of the twenty-first century actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Frank L. Holt vividly recounts Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria, situating in a broader historical perspective America's war in Afghanistan. more...