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A concise introduction to the history of Alexander and the main themes of his reign. As well as tackling problems of interpretation, the book includes an examination of types of sources and a discussion of archaeological and numismatic data.

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Was Alexander the Great a Tactician or an Eagle? In addition to being skilled in the tactics of planning and coordinating military forces in battle, he also possessed the keen vision of an eagle by “seeing” what his adversaries might be planning and then to counterattack. Was he a military genius or a lucky adolescent? Let us delve deeper into his life and examine the factors.

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This is the first publication in English of Pierre Briant's classic short history of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire, from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Eschewing a conventional biographical focus, this is the only book in any language that sets the rise of Alexander's short-­lived empire within the broad context of ancient Near Eastern history under Achaemenid Persian rule, as well as against Alexander's Macedonian background. As a renowned historian of both the Macedonians and the Persians, Briant is uniquely able to assess Alexander's significance from the viewpoint of both the conquerors and the conquered, and to trace what changed and what stayed the same as Alexander and the Hellenistic world gained ascendancy over Darius's Persia. After a short account of Alexander's life before his landing in Asia Minor, the book gives a brief overview of the major stages of his conquest. This background sets the stage for a series of concise thematic chapters . . .

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One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless Empress Elizabeth and Catherine's own scheming mother married her off to the Grand Duke Peter of Russia at age sixteen. By thirty-­three, she had overthrown her husband in a bloodless coup and established herself as Empress of the multinational Russian Empire, the largest territorial political unit in modern history. Portrayed both as a political genius who restored to Russia the glory it had known in the days of Peter the Great and as a despotic foreign adventuress who usurped the Russian throne, murdered her rivals, and tyrannized her subjects, she was, by all accounts, an extraordinary woman. Catherine the Great, the first popular biography of the empress based on contemporary scholarship, provides a vivid portrait of Catherine as a mother, a lover, and, above all, an extremely savvy ruler. Concentrating on her long reign (1762-­96), John . . .

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. The Keepers of The Trail deals with an episode, hitherto unrelated, in the lives of Henry Ware, Paul Cotter, Shif'less Sol Hyde, Long Jim Hart, and Silent Tom Ross. In point of time it follows The Forest Runners, and, so, is the third volume of the Young Trailer series.

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This biography analyzes Astor's rise from poor German immigrant in 1784 to the first modern millionaire--­he was one before the term "millionaire" entered the English language. Many consider him to be the fourth wealthiest American of all times. After his death in 1848, the public began to discuss the "responsibility" of a millionaire. Some argued that he must have been greedy and cold. Some voices demanded that he should have given all his money back to the United States. More liberal thinkers praised him for his genius and vision. This biography presents a balanced picture. Astor was the founder of the first American settlement on the Pacific (Astoria, Oregon) and of New York's fine hotels the Astor House and the Waldorf-­Astoria, as well as a developer of the American West and a fur trader. Many American cities and sites are named after him. He donated the Astor Library to the city of New York (it became the first public library of the city), now part of the New York Public Library.

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What George W. Bush called the "first war of the twenty-­first century" actually began more than 2,­300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Accounts of Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria read eerily like news from our own day. In this vivid, meticulously researched, and elegantly narrated book, Frank L. Holt follows Alexander's historical, archaeological, and numismatic legacy back and forth between ancient Bactria and modern Afghanistan. Recounting the plight of the most powerful leader of the time as he led the most sophisticated army of its day into the treacherous world of tribal warlords, Holt describes those grueling campaigns and the impact they had on Alexander, his generals, their troops, and the world. also examines the conflict from the point of view of the local warlords who pushed the invading Greeks to the limits of their endurance-­and sometimes beyond, into mania and mutiny. The lively . . .

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It is 327 BC and Alexander the Great ventures into India. He fights Rajah Porus and his raging elephants and soon befriends a yogi named Calanus. Alexander also sends for his wife Roxanne, the Afghani princess, one of the worlds loveliest women. This novel of ancient India evokes war, romance, the quest for truth… Tigers, snakes, monkeys, dark forests, monsoons and sacred rivers, raging elephants in chariot-­led armies, walled cities, ornate temples, yogis and fakirs and Brahmins and the exotic panorama of India: this is what Alexander the Great and his army encountered. It was one of the earliest clashes of East and West. Although it was very destructive, cultural fusion and new ideas came about. This historical novel features Philip and Olympias, Alexanders companions, eunuchs, oracles, deserts, floods, philosophy, the underworld, and much more. The writer was inspired by accounts from Plutarch, Arrian, Strabo, various modern accounts, The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, etc.

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Author: William Alexander MackinnonPublisher: Saunders and OtleyYear published: 1828Book contributor: Oxford UniversityLanguage: English0 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Author: Charles Alexander Johns, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain )Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian KnowledgeYear published: 1847Book contributor: Oxford UniversityLanguage: English0 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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It is 327 BC and Alexander the Great ventures into India. He fights Rajah Porus and his raging elephants and soon befriends a yogi named Calanus. Alexander also sends for his wife Roxanne, the Afghani princess, one of the world’s loveliest women. This novel of ancient India evokes war, romance, the quest for truth…
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Alexander the Great's life and career are here examined through the major issues surrounding his reign.­�What were Alexander's ultimate ambitions? Why did he pursue his own deification while alive? Did he actually set the world in �a new groove' as has been claimed by some scholars? And was his death natural or the result of a murderous conspiracy? Each of the key themes, arranged as chapters, will be presented in approximately chronological order so that readers unfamiliar with the life of Alexander will be able to follow the narrative. The themes are tied to the major controversies and questions surrounding Alexander's career and legacy. Each chapter includes a discussion of the major academic positions on each issue, and includes a full and up-­to-­date bibliography and an evaluation of the historical evidence. All source material is in translation.­�Designed to bring new clarity to the contentious history of Alexander the Great, this is an ideal introduction to one of history's . . .

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King Alexander III 'the Great' of Macedon was one of the greatest military commanders the world has ever known. This book seeks to dispel some of the myths which have grown up around him and to provide an up-­to-­date account of his life. This includes the Macedonian background and Alexander's early years, his campaigns in Thrace and Illyria and the destruction of Thebes, the invasion of the Persian Empire and the battles which led to its conquest, his expeditions to India and finally his death in Babylon. Dr Rice also assesses Alexander's personality, and provides a summary of his legacy to the western world.

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Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of thirty-­two spelled the end of that unity.­The story of Alexander’s conquest of the Persian empire is known to many readers, but the dramatic and consequential saga of the empire’s collapse remains virtually untold. It is a tale of loss that begins with the greatest loss of all, the death of the Macedonian king who had held the empire together. With his demise, it was as if the sun had disappeared from the solar system, as if planets and moons began to spin crazily in new directions, crashing into one another with unimaginable force.­Alexander bequeathed his power, legend has it, “to the strongest,­” leaving behind a mentally damaged half brother and a posthumously born son as his only heirs. In a strange compromise, both figures—Philip III and Alexander IV—were elevated to the kingship, quickly becoming prizes, pawns, fought . . .

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Alexander the Great, one of the most courageous and heroic figures ofthe ancient world, played a key part in historical events whichcatapulted him to world fame. This narrative biography get deep intothe gripping and dramatic chain of events.

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The ancient Greeks were a highly educated, literary and artistic race. They were also extremely warlike, living and fighting not only in Greece but in Cyprus, South Italy, Sicily and the vast areas conquered by Alexander the Great. In this breathtaking book, Tim Everson uses the latest research to explore the military might of the Greeks - from teh naked-­fighting hoplites to the use of elephants as battle cavalry. Ranging from c. 1550 to 150 BC, Warfare in Ancient Greece encompasses the broad range of weapons, armour, helmets and chariots used and developed by the Greeks over the centuries. Heinrich Schliemann found the first traces of body armour in the Shaft Graves at Mycenae in the 1870s. Major recent discoveries include the armour of Philip II and the Prodromi cuirass. Tim Everson examines the archaeological evidence of these finds, together with ancient depictions of military equipment on vases and in sculpture. Literary information provided by Homer, Herodotus and . . .

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Exploring themes including the imagery of his inner theatre, the nature of his personal relationships, including that of his rivalry with his father and twinship, his narcissism and megalomaniacal behaviour, his paranoid tendencies, but above all, his peerless leadership abilities, this volume examines both what makes for effective leadership and where it can all go wrong.

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This is the story of Alexander the Great's preemptive strike in the Middle East to defend the new ideas and institutions of the Greeks from Persian tyrants.

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This is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia - the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or "The Bronze Horseman", as it has come to be known since it appeared in Alexander Pushkin's poem bearing that title. Schenker deals with the cultural setting that prepared the ground for the monument and provides life stories of those who were involved in its creation: the sculptors Etienne-­Maurice Falconet and Marie-­Anne Collot, the engineer Marin Carburi, the diplomat Dmitry Golitsyn and Catherine's "commissar" for culture, Ivan Betskoi. He also touches upon the extraordinary resonance of the monument in Russian culture, which, since the unveiling in 1782, has become the icon of St. Petersburg and has alimented the so-­called "St. Petersburg theme" in Russian letters, familiar from the works of such writers as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Gogol and Bely.

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