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The Marshals of Alexander's Empire
W. HECKEL, Waldemar Heckel
0415050537
January 1993
Library Binding
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Classical Views
"The author is to be congratulated on...such a substantial volume."

Review
The author is to be congratulated on...such a substantial volume.Classical Views

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Alexander the Great
Robin Lane Fox
0143035134
October 2004
Paperback
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A History of Macedonia
F. W. Walbank
0198148151
Aug 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
The history of Macedonia--the most remarkable of all monarchic states--is here presented from the death of Philip II through the state's loss of independence in 167 B.C. Recent discoveries about Macedonian arts and institutions have aided the authors in recounting the impact of Alexander's
career, the civil war between the generals, and the final phase of Macedonian history, the wars with Rome.


Alexander the Great and His Times
Agnes Savill
0880295910
October 1990
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
Part One of Savill's Alexander bridges both time and distance, fires the imagination and transports the reader to Asia Minor circa 340 B.C. Part Two re-examines the historical estimate of Alexander in light of recent studies. It is both balanced and objective. Blackstone's production is top quality. Nadia May's voice is slightly gravelly but delightfully clear and forceful, and her reading is judiciously paced. The book contains many long passages from classical sources, which are read with intelligence and empathy for the listener not attuned to the prose style of Pericles or Demosthenes. Though not light, both Savill and this production make a pleasure of audio history. P.E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


Antigonus II Gonatas; A Political Biography
JANICE GABBERT
0415018994
March 14, 1997
Hardcover
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Craige Champion
"Written in a concise and straightforward style, it provides a good overview of one of the most intriguing of the Macedonian monarchs. Janice W. Gabbert has done us a great service in providing an accessible and well-written biography of one of the most important, and overlooked, figures in Hellenistic history."

Erich S.Gruen, Scripta Classica Israelica
"The work is well-researched, sen sible, and intelligent. Historians of the Hellenistic world will consult it with profit."

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Macedonia : Warlords and Rebels in the Balkans
John Phillips
0300102682
September 10, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
Respected journalist John Phillips has covered front-line fighting in Macedonia as well as behind-the-scenes diplomatic intrigue. In this enlightening and unbiased report, he chronicles the recent ethnic conflicts and the unchecked political corruption, warning that Macedonia remains a powder keg the West must resolve to defuse.


The History of Alexander
Quintus Curtius Rufus
0140444122
November 1984
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Latin (translation)


Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy: The Timeless Leadership Lessons of History's Greatest Empire Builder
Partha Bose
1592400531
April 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Indian-born strategy adviser Bose sees Alexander the Great as a paragon of strategy and leadership for contemporary businesspersons. And apparently, he's not alone: Baz Luhrman, Norman Schwarzkopf, Oliver Stone and Ted Turner all agree the ruler was onto something. Bose here takes readers through the major events of Alexander's life, inserting observations and lessons relevant to business. The history sections-covering Alexander's birth and early education under Aristotle's tutelage to his death and the dissolution of his vast empire-are engaging, though far from comprehensive. While Bose doesn't purport to be a historian, he is a partner and chief marketing officer of an international management consultancy. Despite that, he does a poor job of pulling lessons from the empire builder's biography. For example,...


The Yugoslav Wars (2) : Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia 1992 - 2001 (Elite)
Nigel Thomas, Darko Pavlovic (Illustrator)
1841769649
November 28, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Following the death of the Yugoslavian strongman President Tito in 1980, the several semi-autonomous republics and provinces that he had welded into a nation in 1945 moved inexorably towards separation. After a deceptively clean break for independence by Slovenia in 1991, the world watched a series of other wars rip through this modern European state. In this first of two volumes, experts on the Balkan region give an unprecedentedly clear, concise explanation of the Slovene, Croatian and Krajina-Serb armies of these campaigns, illustrated with rare photos and an extraordinary range of colour uniform plates. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher
An unrivalled illustrated reference source on fighting men and commanders, past and present....


Bloodline of Kings: A Novel of Philip of Macedon
Thomas Sundell
0966587189
January 1, 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The story of a great fourth-century B.C. king is retold in the present tense in Thomas Sundell's novel A Bloodline of Kings: A Novel of Philip of Macedon. King Philippos engages in mortal struggles with enemies and family amid the epic Hellenic rivalries, seeking safety for his people in a time of constant unrest. Six maps, one chart, one table. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Bernard Cornwell, author of the Sharpe's Series, Stonehenge, and The Archer's Tale, 2001
"...a great story. I can't think of anyone writing on that scale nowadays...so well done. A great saga!"

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Arrian: Anabasis, Books 1-4, History of Alexander, Volume 1 (Loeb Classical Library)
Flavius Arrian
0674992601
December 1976
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Greek


Macedonia and Greece: The Struggle to Define a New Balkan Nation
John Shea
0786402288
February 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In this unique book, we get the undiluted story of the Balkans in general and Macedonia in particular. Commenting on the tension between Greece and the new nation of Macedonia that has arisen out of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, Shea (Univ. of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) marvels at the Byzantine political games, is amazed at the lack of critical thinking skills, and reveals the truth (the whole truth and nothing but the truth). Shea selects the most significant historical points and analyzes them very carefully, commiserating not only with the Macedonians but also with the Greeks as he tries to point out the absurdities that are held together by pseudopolitical, historical, and religious values. He is concerned that Macedonia might become the scapegoat of Albania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and...


Arrian: Anabasis, Books 5-7, History of Alexander, Volume 2 (Loeb Classical Library)
Arrian
0674992970
January 1976
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Greek --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Past in Question : Modern Macedonia and the Uncertainties of Nation
Keith Brown
0691099952
March 17, 2003
Paperback
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Jane K. Cowan, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
"This is a marvelously insightful account, original in approach and rich in detail".

Review
Pamela Ballinger Slavic Review : Keith Brown takes readers on a fascinating trip through time and space that reframes understandings of the 'Macedonian Question.'

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Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth
Norman F. Cantor
0060570121
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The last work of the late historian Cantor (In the Wake of the Plague) is a flat and uninspiring study of a leader of gigantic proportions and unparalleled courage. Drawing heavily on previous modern biographies, as well as on biographical sketches from Plutarch, Arrian and other ancient writers, Cantor recreates Alexander's world, his military campaigns and his family life. Cantor mechanically traces Alexander's military exploits through Persia, Jerusalem and India, where he often freed the people of one region from a tyrant and then enslaved them himself. In tantalizing brevity, Cantor provides a picture of the bloody civil wars, the superstition and fears, and the environment of honor and shame in which the young prince grew up. Alexander's reputation as a chivalrous leader developed much later, Cantor says,...


Macedonia : Its Place in Balkan Power Politics
Elisabeth Barker
0313225877
August 22, 1980
Hardcover
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Review
“The author is to be congratulated for a clear and objective analysis of a most obscure as well as significant problem. This is by far the most thorough and dependable study of the latest phase of the history of Macedonia.”–American Historical Review


Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography
Peter Green
0520071662
September 1992
Paperback
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Book Review
There's no shortage of biographies available on Alexander the Great, but Peter Green's Alexander of Macedon is one of the finest. The prose is crisp and clear, and within a few pages readers become absorbed in the world that made Alexander, and then the story of how Alexander remade it. Green writes, "Alexander's true genius was as a field-commander: perhaps, taken all in all, the most incomparable general the world has ever seen. His gift for speed, improvisation, variety of strategy; his cool-headedness in a crisis; his ability to extract himself from the most impossible situations; his mastery of terrain; his psychological ability to penetrate the enemy's intentions--all these qualities place him at the very head of the Great Captains of history."

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Fields of Wheat, Hills of Blood : Passages to Nationhood in Greek Macedonia, 1870-1990
Anastasia N. Karakasidou
0226424944
October 15, 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
One rarely encounters a scholarly book as disturbing as this provocative work, a study of ethnicity in the Greek province of Macedonia. It is so controversial that Cambridge University Press, fearing for the safety of its staff in Greece, refused to publish it. Having spent some time with villagers of the region, Karakasidou (anthropology, Queens Coll., CUNY) maintains that Macedonia is not exclusively Greek, as nationalists claim, but is instead a multiethnic, multicultural region experiencing the political and religious upheavals engulfing the rest of the Balkans. Karakasidou's obsession with the truth has brought her death threats, apparently from outraged Greeks. Her powerfully written book is a resounding statement of human courage, reminding readers that there is no substitute for honesty and critical...


And the Sea Is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969-
Elie Wiesel
0641677286

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Life of Alexander the Great
Plutarch
0812971337
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In 336 b.c. Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty-year-old son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom. Immediately quelling rebellion, Alexander extended his father’s empire through-out the Middle East and into parts of Asia, fulfilling the soothsayer Aristander’s prediction that the new king “should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat to describe and celebrate him.”

The Life of Alexander the Great is one of the first surviving attempts to memorialize the achievements of this legendary king, remembered today as the greatest military genius of all time. This exclusive Modern Library edition, excerpted from Plutarch’s Lives, is a riveting tale of honor, power, scandal, and...


Beholding the Sacred Mysteries: Programs of the Byzantine Sanctuary (Monographs on the Fine Arts, 56)
Sharon E. J. Gerstel
0295978007


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Card catalog description
Sharon Gerstel evokes a wide range of written and painted sources in order to analyze the decoration of the Byzantine sanctuary from the perspective of its contemporary viewer, from monk to liturgical celebrant, from bishop to lay worshipper. In a new presentation of the sanctuary program, the author reveals to the modern reader what was and is manifest only to the clergy. In order to fully understand and appreciate the sanctuary decoration, twenty-seven churches spanning three hundred years (1028-1328) from the area known as Macedonia are catalogued and discussed. The first to present this region in its entirety, this study reveals programs of superior ecclesiastical decoration and demonstrates how innovative approaches to Christian iconography were shared among painters.

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