Alexander the Great: A New History  -     Edited By: Waldemar Heckel, Lawrence A. Tritle
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Alexander the Great: A New History

John Wiley & Sons / 2009 / Paperback

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Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field, this new history examines a wide range of topics, including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 392
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 1405130822
ISBN-13: 9781405130820
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 12/27/14.

Publisher's Description

Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures.
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema
  • Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films
  • A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers

Author Bio

Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Calgary. His publications include Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great (Blackwell, 2005), Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation (with J.C. Yardley, Blackwell, 2003), Crossroads of History: The Age of Alexander (with L.A. Tritle, 2003), The Wars of Alexander the Great (2002), and The Marshals of Alexander’s Empire (1992).

Lawrence A. Tritle is Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University. He is author and editor of The Peloponnesian War (2004), From Melos to My Lai. War and Survival (2000), The Greek World in the Fourth Century (1997) and Phocion the Good (1988), as well as numerous articles on Greek history.

Editorial Reviews

"This book belongs in all university libraries." (CHOICE, September 2009)

"This book is ... '[A] highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers.' ... H. and T.'s collection of essays does offer is a synthesis of recent scholarship and current trends that will reward both the general and the specialized reader as well as stimulate further discussion." (The Classical Journal, November 2009)

"All in all this volume is certainly to be welcomed. At an affordable price it offers coverage of a comprehensive range of topics, with the 'big names' well represented among the contributors." (Scholia Reviews, 2009)

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