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Stoneman, Richard

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Works: 38 works in 174 publications in 4 languages and 6,414 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Conference proceedings  Maps  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Other, Compiler, Translator
Classifications: PN687.A5, 956.1
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Across the Hellespont a literary guide to Turkey by Richard Stoneman( file )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
From Herodotus to Freya Stark, writers have been inspired by Turkey, a varied country at the crossroads of history, for millennia. Here, Richard Stoneman describes in lively detail the remarkable literature they produced. At a time when Turkey's position on the fringe may be set to change to a deeper involvement in Europe, the need to understand the country is even more compelling. The range of travel writing represented in this book shows how, while political circumstances may change, the lure of Turkey remains constant
Alexander the Great : a life in legend by Richard Stoneman( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,075 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
Alexander the Great by Richard Stoneman( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
A concise introduction to the career and impact of the great Macedonian conqueror and the main themes of his reign
Land of lost gods : the search for classical Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 libraries worldwide
The glories of classical Greece are an essential part of our heritage and are echoed every day in the buildings and institutions we see around us. But who were the visitors from afar who first appreciated the riches of the archaeological past of Greece and the Greek lands; who opened up the culture and its ancient remains? From as early as 1420 a few intrepid explorers made their way to Greece and Turkey, to recover - from brambles or burial, lime-kilns or building sites - the precious relics of the Greeks' classical past. In "Land of Lost Gods", Richard Stoneman tells the riveting s
Palmyra and its empire : Zenobia's revolt against Rome by Richard Stoneman( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
The book of Alexander the Great a life of the conqueror by Pseudo-Callisthenes( file )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
The Book of Alexander the Great - or the Phyllada - has for three centuries been the most popular account of Alexander's career in modern Greece. After circulating in manuscript form, it was first published in 1680 in Venice, and has been continuously in print in Greek ever since. The Phyllada broadly follows the structure of the ancient Alexander Romance, but is much better organised and is a work of popular literature reflecting the immense interest that the Conqueror has generated since earliest times. Numerous folktales and local legends kept his story alive, and many works about Alexander
A literary companion to travel in Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
The Greek Alexander romance by Pseudo-Callisthenes( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
The Alexander romance in Persia and the East by Richard Stoneman( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
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 views that were taken of him in the Middle East in his own time and the centuries that followed are still reflected in the tensions that exist between east and west today. The story of Alexander became the subject of legend in the medieval west, but was perhaps even more pervasive in the east. The 'Alexander Romance' was translated into Syriac in the sixth century and may have become current in Persia as early as the third century AD. From these beginnings it reached into the Persian national epic, the "Shahnameh", into Jewish traditions, and into the Qur'an and subsequent Arab romance
The legendary adventures of Alexander the Great by Pseudo-Callisthenes( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The ten-year wanderings of Odysseus after the fall of Troy, of his encounters with drug addicts, cannibals, nymphs and monsters, and of his struggles for the favour of the capricious gods
The education of Cyrus by Xenophon( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Il romanzo di Alessandro by Pseudo-Callisthenes( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in Italian and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 54 libraries worldwide
A traveller's history of Turkey by Richard Stoneman( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The empire of Alexander, the Great by Richard Stoneman( Map )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Land of lost gods : the search of classical Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The odes : and selected fragments by Pindar( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Greek fictione the Greek novel in context ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A traveller's history of Athens by Richard Stoneman( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 14 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."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Stoneman, Richard John 1951-
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