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Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia : peripheral empires in the global renaissance

Author: Su Fang Ng
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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No figure has had a more global impact than Alexander the Great: his reception in the literary cultures of early modern Britain and Southeast Asia shaped early global literary networks. This study uses the parallel traditions of the Alexander Romance to trace cultural convergences and imperial rivalries.
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Genre/Form: Romances
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Ng, Su Fang.
Alexander the great from Britain to Southeast Asia.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1054830890
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Su Fang Ng
ISBN: 9780192560131 0192560131 9780191864803 0191864803
OCLC Number: 1090397166
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize from the Renaissance Society of America.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction --
Part I : Conjunctions --
Heirs to Rome --
Islamic Alexanders in southeast Asia --
Scottish Alexanders and Stuart empire --
Greco-Arabic mirrors for barbarian princes --
Hamlet and Arabic literary networks --
Part II : Invocations --
From source to allusion: Alexander in intercultural encounters --
English Alexanders and empire from the periphery --
Millennial Alexander in the making of Aceh --
Milton, Alexander's pirate, and merchant empires in the east --
Demotic Alexander in Indian Ocean trading worlds.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Su Fang Ng.

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