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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95
This exciting new edition is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken. The twelve thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 73.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95
`O'Brien has combined faultless scholarship with poetic vision to penetrate the events of Alexander's extraordinary life and reveal the tragic pattern obscured by these tumultous events. This is not only biography; it is art.' F Salvidio more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00
For nearly two and a half millennia, Alexander the Great has loomed over history as a legend?and an enigma. Wounded repeatedly but always triumphant in battle, he conquered most of the known world, only to die mysteriously at the age of thirty-two. In his day he was revered as a god; in our day he has been reviled as a mass murderer, a tyrant as brutal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
This book presents for the first time in English a detailed study of the closest friends and most trusted commanders of Alexander the Great - their career-progress, their rivalry with one another, and their influence on Alexander. The Marshals of Alexander's Empire is a blend of biography and prosopography that sheds light on some of the most dynamic... more...