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- 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...
- 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...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2015; US$ 55.51
Alexander der Große erbt von seinem Vater Philipp nicht nur ein übermächtig gewordenes Makedonien, die neue Supermacht in Südosteuropa. Er verwirklicht auch dessen Plan, die Griechen geeint gegen Persien in den Krieg zu führen. Getrieben von einer unerklärbaren inneren Kraft, sprengt Alexander alle erdenklichen Grenzen: Er erobert das persische Weltreich,... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99
This biographical pairing of Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés reflects both upon the character and the leadership abilities of the two famous conquerors. The book joins historical narrative with source analysis and consideration of moral themes revealing underappreciated aspects of their leadership. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95
Despite Alexander the Great's unprecedented accomplishments, during the last seven years of his life, this indomitable warrior became increasingly unpredictable, sporadically violent, megalomaniacal, and suspicious of friends as well as enemies. What could have caused such a lamentable transformation? This biography seeks to answer that question by... 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$ 54.95
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...
Die makedonischen Reiche. Hellenisirung des Orients. Untergang des alten Griechenlands. Die römische WeltherrschaftDe Gruyter 1851; US$ 307.00
Niebuhr, Barthold Georg: Historische und philologische Vorträge. Alte Geschichte nach Justins Folge mit Ausschluß der römischen Geschichte: Die ... römische Weltherrschaft: Abtheilung 2. Band 3 more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Until recently, popular biographers and most scholars viewed Alexander the Great as a genius with a plan, a romantic figure pursuing his vision of a united world. His dream was at times characterized as a benevolent interest in the brotherhood of man, sometimes as a brute interest in the exercise of power. Green, a Cambridge-trained classicist who... more...