Alexander and the East: The Tragedy of Triumph / Edition 1

Alexander and the East: The Tragedy of Triumph / Edition 1

by A. B. Bosworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198152620

ISBN-13: 9780198152620

Pub. Date: 12/17/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this study, Bosworth looks at Alexander the Great's activities in Central Asia and Pakistan, drawing a bleak picture of massacre and repression comparable to the Spanish conquest of Mexico. He investigates the evolution of Alexander's views of empire and concept of universal monarch, and documents the representation of Alexander by historians of antiquity. The

Overview

In this study, Bosworth looks at Alexander the Great's activities in Central Asia and Pakistan, drawing a bleak picture of massacre and repression comparable to the Spanish conquest of Mexico. He investigates the evolution of Alexander's views of empire and concept of universal monarch, and documents the representation of Alexander by historians of antiquity. The book is directed to specialists and general readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198152620
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/17/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
xi(1)
Abbreviations xii-xvi(4)
1. The Shield of Achilles: Myth and Reality in the Reign of Alexander the Great
1(30)
2. Windows on the Truth
31(35)
3. Information and Misinformation
66(32)
4. The Creation of Belief
98(35)
5. The Justification of Terror
133(33)
6. Alexander and the Desert
166(20)
Appendix Alexander and the Ganges: A Question of Probability 186(15)
Bibliography 201(10)
Index 211

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