Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan

Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan

ISBN-10:
0520274326
ISBN-13:
9780520274327
Pub. Date:
10/03/2012
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Overview

Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan

The so-called first war of the twenty-first century actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Frank L. Holt vividly recounts Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria, situating in a broader historical perspective America's war in Afghanistan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520274327
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/03/2012
Series: Hellenistic Culture and Society Series
Edition description: First Edition, With a New Preface
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 568,513
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to 2012 Edition
Foreword by Peter Green

Chapter One.
Introduction
The Crosshairs of History
A Deeper Perspective

Chapter Two. Hunting The Enemy
City of Bones
Victories

Chapter Three. A Desperate Struggle
Explosion
Shock Waves

Chapter Four. The Hydra Heads Of Bactria
A Prophecy
A Death

Chapter Five. Love And War
Little Star of Hope
More Opposition

Chapter Six. Dark Shadows
Chaos
Catastrophe

Chapter Seven. The Legacy
Lost and Found
And Sometimes Lost Again

Chapter Eight. Conclusion
Plato Who?
Lady Moon

Appendix. Ancient Sources
Notes
Bibliography

Index

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