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Alexander the Great : a life in legend

Author: Richard Stoneman
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) precipitated immense historical change in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. But the resonance his legend achieved over the next two millennia stretched even farther -- across foreign cultures, religious traditions, and distant nations. This engaging and handsomely illustrated book for the first time gathers together hundreds of the colorful Alexander legends that have been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Romances
Romans, nouvelles, etc
riddardikting
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander; Alexandre, le Grand; Alexander; Alexander, the Great; Alexander den store
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stoneman
ISBN: 9780300112030 0300112033
OCLC Number: 141187946
Description: xvii, 314 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Nativity : Egyptian origins (356 BC) --
Golden vines, golden bowls and temples of fire : the Persian versions --
Cities of Alexander : Jews and Arabs adopt the hero --
The marvels of India (329-326 BC) --
'How much land does a man need?' : Alexander's encounters with the Brahmans (326 BC) --
From the heights of the air to the depths of the sea : Alexander as inventor and sage --
Amazons, mermaids and wilting maidens --
The search for immortality --
The unclean nations and the end of time --
Death in Babylon (323 BC) --
Universal emperor : the Christian hero --
King of the world : Alexander the Greek.
Responsibility: Richard Stoneman.
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Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE) precipitated immense historical change in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. This book gathers hundreds of the colourful Alexander legends that have been  Read more...

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"The volume is highly informative in its goal of tracing the evolution of thought about Alexander through the centuries." Dawn L./i>--Dawn L. Gilley"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (09/19/2008)"

 
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