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Title Alexander the Great : a new history / edited by Waldemar Heckel & Lawrence A. Tritle.
Publication Info Oxford : Blackwell, 2007.



Descript 208 p.
Contents Contributors. List of figures. Maps. Preface & acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Chronological Table. Introduction ( The Editors ). 1. The Macedonian Background ( Michael Zahrnt ). 2. Alexander's Conquests ( Waldemar Heckel ). 3. After Alexander: the Diadochoi ( Patrick Wheatley ). 4. Alexander's Image in the Age of the Successors ( Alexander Meeus ). 5. King and Army ( Waldemar Heckel ). 6. The Court of Alexander as Social System ( Gregor Weber ). 7. Alexander and the Greeks: the Corinthian League ( Elisabetta Poddighe ). 8. Alexander and the Greeks, II: Artists and Soldiers, Friends and Enemies ( Lawrence A. Tritle ). 9. The Empire of Darius III in Perspective ( Pierre Briant ). 10. Alexander and the Persian Empire, between "decline" and "renovation": History and Historiography ( Pierre Briant ). 11. Alexander and his "Terrible Mother" ( Elizabeth D. Carney ). 12. Alexander's Sex Life ( Daniel Ogden ). 13. Heroes, Cults and Divinity ( Boris Dreyer ). 14. The Roman Alexander ( Diana Spencer ). 15. The Construction of a New Ideal: The Official Portraiture of Alexander the Great ( Catie Mihalopoulos ). 16. Power, Passion and Patrons: Alexander, Charles Le Brun and Oliver Stone ( E.J. Baynham ). Bibliography. Index.
Note 'Alexander the Great' discusses topics such as Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema. Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers Alexander the Great has been studied and reinterpreted in every culture, from the great thinkers of the Hellenistic age to twenty-first century Hollywood. Alexander the Great: A New History offers an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Bringing together leading experts in the field, this book combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to examine a number of intriguing subjects in Alexander studies. The volume explores such diverse topics as Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and later representations in art and cinema. Reappraisals of the Macedonian army and Macedonian relations with the Greeks complement these new approaches to Alexander's reign.
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ISBN 9781444360158 (e-book)
9781405130820 (pbk.)
9781405130813 (hbk.)
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Subject Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C.
Macedonia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-232 B.C.
Alt author Heckel, Waldemar, 1949-
Tritle, Lawrence A., 1946-
Descript 208 p.
Contents Contributors. List of figures. Maps. Preface & acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Chronological Table. Introduction ( The Editors ). 1. The Macedonian Background ( Michael Zahrnt ). 2. Alexander's Conquests ( Waldemar Heckel ). 3. After Alexander: the Diadochoi ( Patrick Wheatley ). 4. Alexander's Image in the Age of the Successors ( Alexander Meeus ). 5. King and Army ( Waldemar Heckel ). 6. The Court of Alexander as Social System ( Gregor Weber ). 7. Alexander and the Greeks: the Corinthian League ( Elisabetta Poddighe ). 8. Alexander and the Greeks, II: Artists and Soldiers, Friends and Enemies ( Lawrence A. Tritle ). 9. The Empire of Darius III in Perspective ( Pierre Briant ). 10. Alexander and the Persian Empire, between "decline" and "renovation": History and Historiography ( Pierre Briant ). 11. Alexander and his "Terrible Mother" ( Elizabeth D. Carney ). 12. Alexander's Sex Life ( Daniel Ogden ). 13. Heroes, Cults and Divinity ( Boris Dreyer ). 14. The Roman Alexander ( Diana Spencer ). 15. The Construction of a New Ideal: The Official Portraiture of Alexander the Great ( Catie Mihalopoulos ). 16. Power, Passion and Patrons: Alexander, Charles Le Brun and Oliver Stone ( E.J. Baynham ). Bibliography. Index.
Note 'Alexander the Great' discusses topics such as Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema. Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers Alexander the Great has been studied and reinterpreted in every culture, from the great thinkers of the Hellenistic age to twenty-first century Hollywood. Alexander the Great: A New History offers an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Bringing together leading experts in the field, this book combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to examine a number of intriguing subjects in Alexander studies. The volume explores such diverse topics as Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and later representations in art and cinema. Reappraisals of the Macedonian army and Macedonian relations with the Greeks complement these new approaches to Alexander's reign.
400 annual accesses. UkHlHU
ISBN 9781444360158 (e-book)
9781405130820 (pbk.)
9781405130813 (hbk.)
Subject Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C.
Macedonia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-232 B.C.
Alt author Heckel, Waldemar, 1949-
Tritle, Lawrence A., 1946-

Subject Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C.
Macedonia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-232 B.C.
Descript 208 p.
Contents Contributors. List of figures. Maps. Preface & acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Chronological Table. Introduction ( The Editors ). 1. The Macedonian Background ( Michael Zahrnt ). 2. Alexander's Conquests ( Waldemar Heckel ). 3. After Alexander: the Diadochoi ( Patrick Wheatley ). 4. Alexander's Image in the Age of the Successors ( Alexander Meeus ). 5. King and Army ( Waldemar Heckel ). 6. The Court of Alexander as Social System ( Gregor Weber ). 7. Alexander and the Greeks: the Corinthian League ( Elisabetta Poddighe ). 8. Alexander and the Greeks, II: Artists and Soldiers, Friends and Enemies ( Lawrence A. Tritle ). 9. The Empire of Darius III in Perspective ( Pierre Briant ). 10. Alexander and the Persian Empire, between "decline" and "renovation": History and Historiography ( Pierre Briant ). 11. Alexander and his "Terrible Mother" ( Elizabeth D. Carney ). 12. Alexander's Sex Life ( Daniel Ogden ). 13. Heroes, Cults and Divinity ( Boris Dreyer ). 14. The Roman Alexander ( Diana Spencer ). 15. The Construction of a New Ideal: The Official Portraiture of Alexander the Great ( Catie Mihalopoulos ). 16. Power, Passion and Patrons: Alexander, Charles Le Brun and Oliver Stone ( E.J. Baynham ). Bibliography. Index.
Note 'Alexander the Great' discusses topics such as Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema. Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers Alexander the Great has been studied and reinterpreted in every culture, from the great thinkers of the Hellenistic age to twenty-first century Hollywood. Alexander the Great: A New History offers an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Bringing together leading experts in the field, this book combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to examine a number of intriguing subjects in Alexander studies. The volume explores such diverse topics as Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and later representations in art and cinema. Reappraisals of the Macedonian army and Macedonian relations with the Greeks complement these new approaches to Alexander's reign.
400 annual accesses. UkHlHU
Alt author Heckel, Waldemar, 1949-
Tritle, Lawrence A., 1946-
ISBN 9781444360158 (e-book)
9781405130820 (pbk.)
9781405130813 (hbk.)

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