Alexander and the East
The Tragedy of Triumph
By (author) A. B. Bosworth
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Alexander and the East by A. B. Bosworth
Book DescriptionIn this study Brian Bosworth looks at the critical period between 329 and 325 BC, when Alexander the Great was active in Central Asia and what is now Pakistan. He documents Alexander's relations with the peoples he conquered, and addresses the question of what it meant to be on the receiving end of the conquest, drawing a bleak picture of massacre and repression. At the same time Alexander's views of empire are investigated, his attitude to his subjects, and the development of his concepts of personal divinity and universal monarchy. Analogies are thus drawn with the Spanish conquest of Mexico, which has a comparable historiographical tradition and parallels many of Alexander's dealings with his subjects. Although of concern to the specialist, this book is equally directed at the general reader interested in the history of Alexander and the morality of empire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198149910
(225mm x 145mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. B. Bosworth
Legacy of Alexander, Paperback (August 2005)
Examines the turbulent period after the death of Alexander the Great, and the extraordinary people who created the Successor monarchies. This book explains how and why Alexander's empire was split up, and investigates the fate of the Macedonian army of conquest. Its main highlight is a study of the great campaign in Iran (winter 317-16).
Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction, Paperback (May 2002)
This work collects together ten contributions by experts in the field of Alexander studies. They span the gamut between historical reconstruction and historiographical research, and viewed as a whole represent a wide spectrum of methodology.
Alexander and the East, Paperback (October 1998)
Between 329 and 325 BC Alexander and his army swept across Central Asia and Pakistan. This text documents Alexander's relations with those he conquered and his concept of personal divinity and universal monarchy. Parallels are drawn with the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander, Hardback (July 1995)» View all books by A. B. Bosworth
This, the second volume of an exhaustive commentary on the work of the historian Arrian, deals with the period 329-326 BC, during the reign of Alexander the Great. It discusses some of the earliest datable evidence on the history of Central Asia and Pakistan.
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