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The Resource Alexander the Great : a very short introduction, Hugh Bowden

Alexander the Great : a very short introduction, Hugh Bowden

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Alexander the Great : a very short introduction
Title
Alexander the Great
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Bowden
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Language
eng
Summary
Alexander the Great became king of Macedon in 336 BC, when he was only 20 years old, and died at the age of 32, twelve years later. During his reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest empire that had ever existed, leading his army from Greece to Pakistan, and from the Libyan desert to the steppes of Central Asia. His meteoric career, as leader of an alliance of Greek cities, Pharaoh of Egypt, and King of Persia, had a profound effect on the world he moved through. Even in his lifetime his achievements became legendary and in the centuries that following his story was told and retold throughout Europe and the East. Greek became the language of power in the Eastern Mediterranean and much of the Near East, as powerful Macedonian dynasts carved up Alexander's empire into kingdoms of their own, underlaying the flourishing Hellenistic civilization that emerged after his death. But what do we really know about Alexander? In this Very Short Introduction, Hugh Bowden goes behind the usual historical accounts of Alexander's life and career. Instead, he focuses on the evidence from Alexander's own time -- letters from officials in Afghanistan, Babylonian diaries, records from Egyptian temples -- to try and understand how Alexander appeared to those who encountered him. In doing so he also demonstrates the profound influence the legends of his life have had on our historical understanding and the controversy they continue to generate worldwide. --Provided by publisher
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BTCTA
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Bowden, Hugh
Dewey number
938.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
393
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  • Generals
  • Alexander
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
Alexander the Great : a very short introduction, Hugh Bowden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Before Alexander -- Prince : Alexander in the Macedonian court -- Warrior : Alexander's army -- Commander : Alexander and the Greeks -- Pharaoh : Alexander and Egypt -- King of the world : Alexander and Persia -- Traveller : Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- Doomed to die : Alexander in Babylon -- After Alexander
Control code
874730641
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 120 p.
Isbn
9780198706151
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)874730641
Label
Alexander the Great : a very short introduction, Hugh Bowden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Before Alexander -- Prince : Alexander in the Macedonian court -- Warrior : Alexander's army -- Commander : Alexander and the Greeks -- Pharaoh : Alexander and Egypt -- King of the world : Alexander and Persia -- Traveller : Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- Doomed to die : Alexander in Babylon -- After Alexander
Control code
874730641
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 120 p.
Isbn
9780198706151
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)874730641

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