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    DescriptionIn Alexander's life story, the classical sources mention 33 women whose presence had a minor or major impact on his career. Only his mother Olympias is amply described - but always to negative effect - while the others merely appear in fleeting anecdotes. This betrays the bias of the Greek and Roman writers, unwilling to see women in an independent and positive role. But in All Alexander's Women, the author now reveals their true importance. The most decisive is Sisygambis, queen-mother of Persia. Her relationship with the Macedonian conqueror proves they came to share a dream: a new world empire that would combine the genius of Cyrus the Great and of Alexander the Great. That multi-cultural society would have advanced women's rights by 2,000 years. All 33 "women of Alexander," from his adoptive mothers to a mysterious soothsayer, and from a Greek sex bomb to a valiant Indian queen, now are the fascinating guiding lights of this book.

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    All Alexander's Women
    The Facts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robbert Bosschart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    ISBN 13: 9781439272015
    ISBN 10: 1439272018

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Booksurge Publishing
    Imprint name
    Booksurge Publishing
    Publication date
    04 January 2010
    Author Information
    Robbert Bosschart (1945, the Netherlands), since 1966 foreign correspondent in Spain for the Dutch public television NOS and other international media. Also, simultaneous interpreter for the coverage of live events at CNN-Plus. As a writer, specialised in the period of Alexander the Great, and so, speaker at the 2010 Historians' Congress titled "Alexander & Darius" at Amsterdam University. Subsequently, invited as speaker at public lectures for the Alexander Exhibitions held at the Hermitage in Amsterdam, and at the Madrid exhibition centre Canal YII.