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Alexander the Great : themes and issues

Author: Edward Anson
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic ; An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alexander the Great's life and career are here examined through the major issues surrounding his reign. What were Alexander's ultimate ambitions? Why did he pursue his own deification while alive? Did he actually set the world in 'a new groove' as has been claimed by some scholars? And was his death natural or the result of a murderous conspiracy? Each of the key themes, arranged as chapters, will be presented in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, Makedonien König
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Anson
ISBN: 9781441113900 1441113908 9781441193797 1441193790
OCLC Number: 821699957
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Alexander the Great-introduction --
The Macedonian background --
A father's legacy: Philip II and the rise of the Macedonian nation --
Alexander and deification --
Alexander and the administration of an empire --
The kingdom of Asia --
Alexander's legacy.
Responsibility: Edward M. Anson.
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