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Alexander the Great : from his death to the present day

Author: John Boardman
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alexander's defeat of the Persian Empire in 331 BC captured the popular imagination, inspiring an endless series of stories and representations that emerged shortly after his death and continues today. An art historian and archaeologist, Boardman draws on his deep knowledge of Alexander and the ancient world to reflect on the most interesting and emblematic depictions of this towering historical figure. Some of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boardman, John.
Alexander the Great : From His Death to the Present Day.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2018
(OCoLC)1056198669
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Boardman
ISBN: 9780691184043 0691184046
OCLC Number: 1056910810
Description: 1 online resource (181 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
His biographers --
His body and burial --
The Alexander portraits in antiquity --
The Alexander romances in the Middle Ages --
The Persian Alexander/Iskander --
The Indian Alexander --
The Alexander story in the Renaissance and down to the present day --
Alexander, star of film, stage, and novel --
Fellow travellers, Marco Polo to TV --
Envoi.
Responsibility: John Boardman.

Abstract:

Alexander's defeat of the Persian Empire in 331 BC captured the popular imagination, inspiring an endless series of stories and representations that emerged shortly after his death and continues today. An art historian and archaeologist, Boardman draws on his deep knowledge of Alexander and the ancient world to reflect on the most interesting and emblematic depictions of this towering historical figure. Some of the stories in this book relate to historical events associated with Alexander's military career and some to the fantasy that has been woven around him, and Boardman relates each with his customary verve and erudition. From Alexander's biographers in ancient Greece to the illustrated Alexander "Romances" of the Middle Ages to operas, films, and even modern cartoons, this generously illustrated volume takes readers on a fascinating cultural journey as it delivers a perfect pairing of subject and author.

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"A vivid survey." * Times Higher Education * "Boardman's affection for his subject shines . . . . [Alexander the Great] will entertain and instruct both scholars and the wider public . . . . Read more...

 
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