Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.

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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.

Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.

A Historical Biography

  • Author: Peter Green
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520071667
  • Category: History
  • Page: 617
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Looks at the background, life, and military leadership of this ruler of the ancient world

Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

  • Author: Nigel Cawthorne
  • Publisher: Haus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781904341567
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 186
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Details the life and leadership of the gifted strategist, soldier, and King

Hellenistic History and Culture

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Hellenistic History and Culture

Hellenistic History and Culture

  • Author: Peter Green
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520203259
  • Category: History
  • Page: 293
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In a 1988 conference, American and British scholars unexpectedly discovered that their ideas were converging in ways that formed a new picture of the variegated Hellenistic mosaic. That picture emerges in these essays and eloquently displays the breadth of modern interest in the Hellenistic Age. A distrust of all ideologies has altered old views of ancient political structures, and feminism has also changed earlier assessments. The current emphasis on multiculturalism has consciously deemphasized the Western, Greco-Roman tradition, and Nubians, Bactrians, and other subject peoples of the time are receiving attention in their own right, not just as recipients of Greco-Roman culture. History, like Herakleitos' river, never stands still. These essays share a collective sense of discovery and a sparking of new ideas—they are a welcome beginning to the reexploration of a fascinatingly complex age.

Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

A New History

  • Author: Waldemar Heckel,Lawrence A. Tritle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444360159
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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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 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

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

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An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

  • Author: Charles B. Puskas,C. Michael Robbins
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621893316
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 394
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Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.

Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: PediaPress
  • ISBN: N.A
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Alexander The Great

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Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great

Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius

  • Author: James S. Romm,Pamela Mensch
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781603843331
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Comprised of relevant selections from the writings of four ancient historians, this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in the life of Alexander the Great. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian War through Alexander's conquest of Asia, and provides an assessment of Alexander's historical importance, as well as a survey of the central controversies surrounding his personality, aims and intentions. Includes a timeline, maps, bibliography, glossary, and index.

The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History

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The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History

The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History

  • Author: Touraj Daryaee
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190208821
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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This Handbook is a current, comprehensive single-volume history of Iranian civilization. The authors, all leaders in their fields, emphasize the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific epoch of Iranian history and surveys the general political, social, cultural, and economic issues of that era. The ancient period begins with chapters considering the anthropological evidence of the prehistoric era, through to the early settled civilizations of the Iranian plateau, and continuing to the rise of the ancient Persian empires. The medieval section first considers the Arab-Muslim conquest of the seventh century, and then moves on to discuss the growing Turkish influence filtering in from Central Asia beginning in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The last third of the book covers Iran in the modern era by considering the rise of the Safavid state and its accompanying policy of centralization, the introduction of Shi'ism, the problems of reform and modernization in the Qajar and Pahlavi periods, and the revolution of 1978-79 and its aftermath. The book is a collaborative exercise among scholars specializing in a variety of sub-fields, and across a number of disciplines, including history, art history, classics, literature, politics, and linguistics. Here, readers can find a reliable and accessible narrative that can serve as an authoritative guide to the field of Iranian studies.

The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

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The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

  • Author: Keith Roberts
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231526857
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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To understand business and its political, cultural, and economic context, it helps to view it historically, yet most business histories look no further back than the nineteenth century. The full sweep of business history actually begins much earlier, with the initial cities of Mesopotamia. In the first book to describe and explain these origins, Roberts depicts the society of ancient traders and consumers, tracing the roots of modern business and underscoring the relationship between early and modern business practice. Roberts's narrative begins before business, which he defines as selling to voluntary buyers at a profit. Before business, he shows, the material conditions and concepts for the pursuit of profit did not exist, even though trade and manufacturing took place. The earliest business, he suggests, arose with the long distance trade of early Mesopotamia, and expanded into retail, manufacturing and finance in these command economies, culminating in the Middle Eastern empires. (Part One) But it was the largely independent rise of business, money, and markets in classical Greece that produced business much as we know it. Alexander the Great's conquests and the societies that his successors created in their kingdoms brought a version of this system to the old Middle Eastern empires, and beyond. (Part Two) At Rome this entrepreneurial market system gained important new features, including business corporations, public contracting, and even shopping malls. The story concludes with the sharp decline of business after the 3rd century CE. (Part Three) In each part, Roberts portrays the major new types of business coming into existence. He weaves these descriptions into a narrative of how the prevailing political, economic, and social culture shaped the nature and importance of business and the status, wealth, and treatment of business people. Throughout, the discussion indicates how much (and how little) business has changed, provides a clear picture of what business actually is, presents a model for understanding the social impact of business as a whole, and yields stimulating insights for public policy today.

Studies in Medieval & Renaissance Culture

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Studies in Medieval & Renaissance Culture

Studies in Medieval & Renaissance Culture

Breaching Boundaries

  • Author: Paul Maurice Clogan
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847678822
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself exclusively to Medieval and Renaissance studies.