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Alexander the Great : themes and issues

Author: Edward M Anson
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anson, Edward.
Alexander the Great.
London : Bloomsbury Academic ; an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013
(DLC) 2013000383
(OCoLC)821699957
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward M Anson
ISBN: 9780826445216 0826445217 1441143637 9781441143631
OCLC Number: 841916838
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages)
Contents: 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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