Destiny and Myth
Alexander by Claude Mosse
Book DescriptionBetween becoming king of Macedonia in 336 BC and his death in 323, Alexander the Great conquered not only the Greek city states but also Persia and as far east as the Punjab in India, as far south as Egypt. Claude Mosse describes the progress of Alexander's career in the first part of her book, while the second examines the effects of his conquests on the history of the ancient, medieval and modern world. Central to the book is the myth of Alexander and how the image of Alexander was created and evolved over the centuries. From the illustrious son of Zeus down to the absolute monarch idealised by Louis XIV, from the valiant knight of the crusaders to the Moslem philosopher-king, the author reveals the gamut of contrasts that make up the legend of this extraordinary hero of history and myth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748617647
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Claude Mosse
Cults, Territory and the Origin of the Greek City-state, Paperback (August 1995)» View all books by Claude Mosse
Combining archaeological and textual evidence, this book examines the eighth-century settlements that became the city-states of classical Greece (the polis). The author suggests that the Athenian model was probably the exception, not the rule, in the development of the polis.
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Author Biography - Claude Mosse
Claude Mosse is Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris VIII.
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