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The Alexander romance in Persia and the East

Author: Richard Stoneman; Kyle Erickson; Ian Richard Netton
Publisher: Groningen : Barkhuis Publishing : Groningen University Library, 2012.
Series: Ancient narrative., Supplementum ;, 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alexander the Great of Macedon was no stranger to controversy in his own time. Conqueror of the Greek states, of Egypt and of the Persian Empire as well as many of the principalities of the Indus Valley, he nevertheless became revered as well as vilified. Was he a simply a destroyer of the ancient civilizations and religions of these regions, or was he a hero of the Persian dynasties and of Islam? The conflicting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Romances Congresses
Legends Congresses
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Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stoneman; Kyle Erickson; Ian Richard Netton
ISBN: 9789491431043 9491431048
OCLC Number: 794706981
Notes: Papers from a conference held at the University of Exeter, July 26-29, 2010.
Description: xiv, 416 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; Note on Transliteration and Bibliography ; Part 1 Formation of a tradition. Persian Aspects of the Romance Tradition / Richard Stoneman ; Mapping the Alexander Romance / Daniel L. Selden ; King Midas' Ears on Alexander's Head: In Search of the Afro-Asiatic Alexander Cycle / Faustina C.W. Doufikar-Aerts ; The Alexander Romance and the Pattern of Hero-Legend / Graham Anderson ; Part 2 Perspectives. The Persians in Late Byzantine Alexander Romances: A Portrayal under Turkish Influences / Corinne Jouanno ; Adventures of Alexander in Medieval Turkish / Hendrik Boeschoten ; Some Talk of Alexander: Myth and Politics in the North-West Frontier of British India / Warwick Ball ; Part 3 Texts. Alexander the Great in the Shāhnāmeh of Ferdowsī / Haila Manteghi ; The King Explorer: A Cosmographic Approach to the Persian Alexander / Mario Casari ; "Umāra"s Qissa al-Iskandar as a Model of the Arabic Alexander Romance / David Zuwiyya ; Al-Tabari's Tales of Alexander: History and Romance / El-Sayed M. Gad ;Al-Mubaššir ibn Fātik and the Version of the Alexander Romance / Emily Cottrell ; Aspects of Alexander in Coptic Egypt / Leslie S.B. MacCoull ; The Islamized Alexander in Chinese Geographies and Encyclopaedias / Yuriko Yamanaka ; Part 4 Themes. Sekandar, Dragon-Slayer / Daniel Ogden ; Stories of the Persian Bride: Alexander and Roxane / Sabine Müller ; Alexander the Philosopher in the Greco-Roman, Persian and Arabic Traditions / Sulochana Asirvatham ; In Search of Water of Life: The Alexander Romance and Indian Mythology / Aleksandra Szalc ; The Kingship of Alexander the Great in the Jewish Versions of the Alexander Narrative / Aleksandra Klęczar ; Alexander in Bavli Tamid: In Search for a Meaning / Ory Amitay ; Part 5 Images. The Impact of Alexander the Great in the Art of Central Asia / Olga Palagia ; Oriental Imagery and Alexander's Legend in Art: Reconnaissance / Agnieszka Fulinska ; A Flying King / Firuza Melville.
Series Title: Ancient narrative., Supplementum ;, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Stoneman, Kyle Erickson, Ian Netton.

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