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    Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past (Vintage) (Paperback) By (author) A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Cambridge University and Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democ

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    DescriptionPaul Cartledge, one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 BC), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order. Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers. Cartledge brilliantly evokes Alexander's remarkable political and military accomplishments, cutting through the myths to show why he was such a great leader. He explores our endless fascination with Alexander and gives us insight into his charismatic leadership, his capacity for brutality, and his sophisticated grasp of international politics. Alexander the Great is an engaging portrait of a fascinating man, and a welcome balance to the myths, legends, and often skewed history that have obscured the real Alexander.


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    Title
    Alexander the Great
    Subtitle
    The Hunt for a New Past
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Cambridge University and Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democ
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400079193
    ISBN 10: 1400079195
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    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 Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    DC21: 938.07092
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, BIO006000
    DC22: 938/.07/092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    LC classification: DF234 .C285 2005
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    4 MAPS, 6 BATTLE PLANS, 37 B&W
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Paul Cartledge is widely acknowledged to be the world's leading expert on the subject of Sparta and ancient Greece. He is Professor of Greek History and Chairman of the Classics Faculty at Cambridge University and has written and edited many articles and books, including "The Spartans," published by Anchor, the subject of a PBS documentary series of the same name. Cartledge is also academic consultant to the BBC and PBS for the series "The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization."
    Review quote
    "May be the most accessible introduction in print.... An amazingly solid, balanced, and evocative view of the man." -"The Washington Post Book World" "Readable and engrossing.... Immediate, discursive, insightful, and highly engaging." -"Pittsburgh Tribune-Review" "Incisive and judicious.... What Cartledge does so well is explain the ancient world of Greeks and Persians." -"The Sunday Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer"