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Alexander the Great : The Perversion of Power

Alexander the Great : The Perversion of Power - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0582772243

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ISBN13: 978-0582772243
ISBN10: 0582772249
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Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Alexander the Great : The Perversion of Power - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0582772243

Ian Worthington

ISBN13: 978-0582772243
ISBN10: 0582772249
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Of all the kings and conquerors of antiquity Alexander the Great is the most famous and the most controversial. He conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India. But how great is a leader responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people? A ruler who prefers constant warring to administering the peace? A man who believed he was a god, who murdered his friends, and recklessly put his soldiers lives at risk?

Ian Worthington's brilliant new biography explores all the facets of Alexander's complex personality. It delves into the successes and failures, his paranoia, the murders he engineered, his megalomania, and his constant drinking. It presents a king corrupted by power and who, for his own personal ends, sacrificed the empire his father had fought to establish.

Features

  • Provides new interpretations of the question of Alexander's corruption and paranoia.
  • Brings alive the age as well as the man - uses Alexander as a focal point to make it easier for students to engage with the period.
  • Fully illustrated with maps and images to bring the text alive - allows students to see images of the main characters and places featured in the book.
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