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Stoneman, Richard

Works: 72 works in 401 publications in 2 languages and 14,458 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television comedies  Television series  Medical television programs  Romances  Detective and mystery television programs  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Compiler, Annotator, Other
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by Richard Stoneman
Alexander the Great : a life in legend by Richard Stoneman( Book )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 1,630 libraries worldwide
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 told and retold around the globe. Richard Stoneman, a foremost expert on the Alexander myths, introduces us first to the historical Alexander and then to the Alexander of legend, an unparalleled mythic icon who came to represent the heroic ideal in cultures from Egypt to Iceland, from Britain to Malaya. Alexander came to embody the concerns of Hellenistic man; he fueled Roman ideas on tyranny and kingship; he was a talisman for fourth-century pagans and a hero of chivalry in the early Middle Ages. He appears in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic writings, frequently as a prophet of God. Whether battling winged foxes or meeting with the Amazons, descending to the underworld or inventing the world's first diving bell, Alexander inspired as a hero, even a god. Stoneman traces Alexander's influence in ancient literature and folklore and in later literatures of east and west. His book provides the definitive account of the legends of Alexander the Great -- a powerful leader in life and an even more powerful figure in the history of literature and ideas. Richard Stoneman is Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter, and a director of Westminster Classic Tours. He has written extensively in the field of Greek history. He lives in Devon, England. -- Publisher's description
Doc Martin ( visu )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Dr. Martin Ellingham is brilliant, dedicated, and highly efficient. He's also brusque, abrasive, and terrified of blood. Once a successful London surgeon, he's now a GP in the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, where he's every bit as eccentric as the villagers he serves
A traveller's history of Turkey by Richard Stoneman( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 libraries worldwide
"'A Traveller's History of Turkey' offers a full and accurate portrait of the region from Prehistory right up to the present day. Particular emphasis is given to those aspects of history which have left their mark in the sites and monuments that are still visible today. Modern Turkey is the creation of the present century, but at least seven ancient civilizations had their homes in the region. Turkey also formed a significant part of several empires -- those of Persia, Rome, and Byzantium, before becoming the center of the opulent Ottoman Empire. All of these great cultures have left their marks on the landscape, architecture, and art of Turkey -- a place of bewildering facets where East meets West with a flourish. Richard Stoneman's . . . account covers everything including the legendary Flood of Noah, the early civilization of C̜atal Hüyük seven thousand years before Christ, the treasuries of Troy, Alexander the Great, the Romans, Seljuks, Byzantines, and the Golden Age of the Sultans to the twentieth century's great changes wrought by Kemal Atatürk and the strong position Turkey now holds in the world community." -- Page [4] of cover
Doc Martin ( visu )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
In these all-new episodes, the doctor continues his practice in the picturesque seaside town of Portwenn, while raising his son with wife Louisa
Palmyra and its empire : Zenobia's revolt against Rome by Richard Stoneman( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Xerxes : a Persian life by Richard Stoneman( Book )
10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
"In this lively and comprehensive new biography, Richard Stoneman shows how Xerxes, despite sympathetic treatment by the contemporary Greek writers Aeschylus and Herodotus, had his reputation destroyed by later Greek writers and by the propaganda of Alexander the Great. Stoneman draws on the latest research in Achaemenid studies and archaeology to present the ruler from the Persian perspective."--Publisher's website
A literary companion to travel in Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )
23 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context by J. R Morgan( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
A luminous land : artists discover Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Watercolors, paintings, etchings, and drawings inspired by artists' visits to Greece. An anthology of depictions of Greece compiled from private and public collections around the world. The color and b&w images are framed by text which explores the changing attitude of travelers to Greece from medieval to modern times as well as the relationship of artists to Greece, with particular emphasis upon the German painters of the 1830s and their pupils. A number of the selections relate to the historic events surrounding the War of Independence. 9.5x11
The ancient oracles : making the gods speak by Richard Stoneman( Book )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
For more than a thousand years, Greeks from all walks of life consulted oracles for guidance received directly from the gods. This colorful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological, and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation
A traveller's history of Athens by Richard Stoneman( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
"Athens has a history stretching back to Mycenaean times. In the fifth century B.C. it became the most significant community for the development of political thought and practice, art and culture that had ever been seen. It still retains a vital influence on the present day." "A Traveller's History of Athens describes the whole history of this great city from mythological and prehistoric times, through its artistic flowering in the classical age; its transformation in Roman times from a major player in world politics to a quiet university city, its decline into ruin and insignificance in the Middle Ages when it became the playground of Crusaders and their successors, the long period of subjection to the Ottoman empire; its recreation as the capital of a new nation in the nineteenth century, and one of the finest neo-classical cities in Europe, its troubled history in the twentieth century and its continuing place in the modern world. Throughout, quotations from contemporary sources enliven and illuminate the text."--Jacket
The Greek Alexander romance by Pseudo-Callisthenes( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Engelse vertaling van de Griekse Alexanderroman (ca. 2e eeuw v.Chr) met wonderverhalen en legendes over Alexander de Grote (356-323 v.Chr.)
Cadfael ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
A body is found among a crowd of visitors to Shrewsbury, leaving Cadfael to uncover possible explanations for the death
Daphne into laurel : translations of classical poetry from Chaucer to the present ( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Ancient historiography on war and empire ( Book )
9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
In the ancient Greek-speaking world, writing about the past meant balancing the reporting of facts with shaping and guiding the political interests and behaviours of the present. 'Ancient Historiography on War and Empire' shows the ways in which the literary genre of writing history developed to guide empires through their wars. Taking key events from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman?empires?, the 17 essays collected here analyse the way events and the accounts of those events interact. 0 0Subjects include: how Greek historians assign nearly divine honours to the Persian King; the role of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in historical narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; warfare and financial innovation in the age of Philip II and his son, Alexander the Great; the murders of Philip II, his last and seventh wife Kleopatra, and her guardian, Attalos; Alexander the Great?s combat use of eagle symbolism and divination; Plutarch?s juxtaposition of character in the Alexander-Caesar pairing as a commentary on political legitimacy and military prowess, and Roman Imperial historians using historical examples of good and bad rule to make meaningful challenges to current Roman authority. In some cases, the balance shifts more towards the?literary? and in others more towards the?historical?, but what all of the essays have in common is both a critical attention to the genre and context of history-writing in the ancient world and its focus on war and empire
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Stoneman, Richard John 1951-
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