Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

The Hunt for A New Past

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Paul Cartledge, one of theworld’s foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconiclife of Alexander (356-323 BC), king of Macedon, conqueror of the PersianEmpire, and founder of a new world order.
Alexander's legacy has had amajor impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors,and filmmakers. Cartledge brilliantly evokes Alexander's remarkable politicaland military accomplishments, cutting through the myths to show why he was sucha great leader. He explores our endless fascination with Alexander and gives usinsight into his charismatic leadership, his capacity for brutality, and hissophisticated grasp of international politics. Alexander the Great isan engaging portrait of a fascinating man, and a welcome balance to the myths,legends, and often skewed history that have obscured the real Alexander.

Baker & Taylor
An analysis of Alexander the Great's political and military accomplishments traces the path of his armies while charting the course of his influence, citing his impact on military tactics, scholarship, and politics.

Book News
Cambridge historian Cartledge, also the author of The Spartans (2001), reassesses the life of the military leader who conquered the Persian Empire and continues to have an impact on military tacticians and statesmen today. Cartledge sees particular significance in Alexander's passion for hunting game, human as well as animal--a test that offered a chance for enhancing his standing and fame. Cartledge combines sequential chronological narration with in-depth systematic surveys of key themes in the Macedonian king's career. The text is peppered with b&w images; an appendix explores the limits set by the available source materials on any attempted reconstruction of Alexander's everyday life. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An analysis of Alexander the Great's political and military accomplishments traces the path of his armies while charting the course of his influence, citing his impact on military tactics, scholarship, and politics throughout history while describing the many roles with which he has been credited. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781585675654
1585675652
Characteristics: 368 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 23 cm

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Jul 04, 2011

Alexander, king of Macedon, is one of history's great personalities best know for military achievements. Movies and popular fiction have shaded truth so that the real Alexander is a mystery. Cartledge rectifies this through the sleuthing of a historian. What emerges is a charismatic, decisive, innovative, ruthless leader who was dead at 33. This is a balanced look at the many factes of Alexander's life, and written in a readable style.

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