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    DescriptionAlexander 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 most controversial figures.


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    Title
    Alexander the Great
    Subtitle
    Themes and Issues
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward M. Anson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441193797
    ISBN 10: 1441193790
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, BIO000000
    LC classification: DF
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 938.07092
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    06 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Edward M. Anson is Professor of History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is the author or editor of five books, most recently Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek among Macedonians (2004), and more than forty journal articles and book chapters.
    Review quote
    Anson focuses on the major issues that have been raised in recent decades around the figure of Alexander the Great and confronts all of these subjects with that scientific precision that has always characterized him. -- Giuseppe Squillace, Universita degli Studi della Calabria Bryn Mawr Classical Review Anson proves that it is still possible to write an original book about so seemingly hackneyed a topic as Alexander the Great. As his book's subtitle, Themes and Issues, indicates, this is not a biography, but an analysis of Alexander's reign through discussion of the principal topics in contemporary Alexander scholarship ... The treatment is detailed with comprehensive citations of sources and relevant scholarship ... An accessible guide to the state of Alexander studies that belongs in every college and university library. -- Stanley M. Burstein, California State University, Los Angeles Choice Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. The Macedonian Background 2. Philip II: The Founder of Alexander's Greatness? 3. Alexander and the Greeks 4. Alexander and the Army 5. Alexander's Empire 6. Alexander and Deification 7. The End of Conquest 8. Alexander's Legacy