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Which is the best book about Alexandar?
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Cynisca



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed this one....
Osprey Publishing's Alexander The Great At War
Written by Ruth Sheppard, this 256-page, hard-backed book is an edited collection, drawing material from 19 earlier Osprey titles to present a full picture of Alexander, his origins, campaigns and death.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend. Reply with quote

Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend by Richard Stoneman
Bryn Mawr Review
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Modern scholars of Alexander the Great are deeply indebted to Richard Stoneman for his work on the Alexander Romance and its influence on later works about the Macedonian king. In the current volume, he has combined that research in an attempt to address Alexander's longevity in the imaginations of writers after the death of the world's greatest conqueror (4). The work is organized in such a way as to follow the life and career of the king, but also addresses his reign through centuries of interpretation by various cultures. Every chapter opens with pertinent passages from various texts, which aid in highlighting the themes under discussion. Ultimately, the author argues that the presentation of Alexander changes to fit the demands of a particular culture, whether Egyptian, Persian, or Christian, or the genre itself (149).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the future the book I'm writing with Janie and Alejandro is going to be added to the list of the books on Alexander. With a small diffference: Ours will be among the best of the books that have ever been written on our Alexander...(maybe THE BEST OF ALL) Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joanna wrote:
In the future the book I'm writing with Janie and Alejandro is going to be added to the list of the books on Alexander. With a small diffference: Ours will be among the best of the books that have ever been written on our Alexander...(maybe THE BEST OF ALL) Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


There's absolutely nothing like shameless self-promotion! Laughing Laughing
Btw, where did my avatar go?? Question

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