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    Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth (Eminent Lives) (Hardback) By (author) Norman F. Cantor, By (author) Dee Ranieri

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    Description"Alexander's behavior was conditioned along certain lines -- heroism, courage, strength, superstition, bisexuality, intoxication, cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure." In this succinct portrait of Alexander the Great, distinguished scholar and historian Norman Cantor illuminates the personal life and military conquests of this most legendary of men. Cantor draws from the major writings of Alexander's contemporaries combined with the most recent psychological and cultural studies to show Alexander as he was -- a great figure in the ancient world whose puzzling personality greatly fueled his military accomplishments. He describes Alexander's ambiguous relationship with his father, Philip II of Macedon; his oedipal involvement with his mother, the Albanian princess Olympias; and his bisexuality. He traces Alexander's attempts to bridge the East and West, the Greek and Persian worlds, using Achilles, hero of the Trojan War, as his model. Finally, Cantor explores Alexander's view of himself in relation to the pagan gods of Greece and Egypt. More than a biography, Norman Cantor's Alexander the Great is a psychological rendering of a man of his time.


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    Title
    Alexander the Great
    Subtitle
    Journey to the End of the Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Norman F. Cantor, By (author) Dee Ranieri
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 179
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060570125
    ISBN 10: 0060570121
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC22: 938/.07/092
    LC classification: DF234 .C26 2005
    Publisher
    HarperCollins
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    01 December 2005