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    DescriptionAdmired for more than two millennia for the feats that he accomplished in a short life of thirty-two years, King Alexander III of Macedon is the most celebrated figure of classical antiquity. "Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods presents an intimate and fascinating portrait of the man who created the greatest empire the world had ever seen. In a year-by-year chronicle, the book explores Alexander's stormy relationship with his father, King Philip, and the influence of his mother, Queen Olympias; his brilliant leadership, outwitting opponents and inspiring his devoted troops; and his life on the march and off duty. Generously illustrated with ancient art from museums around the world, this is an engrossing, accessible biography of a legendary man. This paperback edition of the successful hardcover publication is being issued to coincide with the release of a major motion picture on the life of Alexander, slated for November of this year.


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    Title
    Alexander the Great
    Subtitle
    Son of the Gods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Fildes, By (author) Joann Fletcher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892367832
    ISBN 10: 0892367830
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    DC21: 938.07092
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, BIO006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Publisher
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    Getty Conservation Institute,US
    Publication date
    04 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Alan Fildes is a historian of the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations with particular specialization in the career of Alexander the Great, the Old Kingdom and related pyramid sites, and hieroglyphs. He has lectured extensively, and his published work includes numerous articles and reviews in the Egyptology magazine Nile Offerings. He is a member of the International Association of Egyptologists, the Sudan Archaeological Research Society, and the Egypt Exploration Society. Joann Fletcher, Ph.D., is Honorary Research Fellow at York University and consultant Egyptologist at Harrogate Museums and Arts. Her research on Alexander the Great and his Egyptian successors has led her to investigate many of the Greek and Egyptian sites relating to Alexander and the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Among her publications are Ancient Egypt: Life, Myth and Art and Egypt's Sun King. She also contributes articles on archaeology to The Guardian newspaper and to the BBC History web site.