In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530105

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Michael Wood retraces Alexander the Greats amazing journey from Greece to India, searching for the truth behind the legend and experiencing the tremendous scale of his achievements. Using the ancient historians as his guides, Wood follows Alexanders journey as closely as possible, crossing deserts and rivers, from Turkey to war-torn Afghanistan. As the journey progresses, he recreates the drama of Alexanders epic marches and bloody battles. All along the way he finds proof of the survival of the legends surrounding Alexander, a leader whose life has excited the worlds imagination for the 2,000 years. 'Wood tells a glorious story with some very dark shadows.' New York Times 'Wood is a perceptive, entertaining and enthusiastic companion.' Sunday Times 'Wood is a lively storyteller.' The Washington Post
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Alexander der Große

Eroberer der Welt

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608940787

Category:

Page: 807

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In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Part 1

The 1998 Footsteps of Alexander the Great Tour

Author: mansur johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976392634

Category:

Page: 212

View: 8653

Part 1 is a travel story through six countries from May 20 to August 4, 1998, illustrated with over 200 color photos. I am grateful to Michael Wood for coming out with a book and TV special called In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great while I was preparing for our trip In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great. I followed Mr. Wood's maps, noted his omissions, and expanded his narrow focus. I renamed our trip The 1998 Footsteps of Alexander the Great Tour .... Going into this trip, I was working from an interpretation of ancient history gained from Zecharia Sitchin that I sought to investigate. Sitchin suggests a 12th planet that orbits our Sun every 3,600 years produced agriculture (circa 11,000 B.C.), then the Neolithic culture (circa 7,500 B.C.) and, finally, the Sumerian civilization (circa 3,800 B.C.) .... My only problem with Sitchin is: Why wasn't the circa 200 B.C. fly-by of the 12th planet noted by ancient writers, who had informed us about Alexander, given the 3,600 year interval?
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Alexander the Great

Author: Krzysztof Nawotka

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443818119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 435

View: 8523

This book is possibly the most comprehensive biography of Alexander in print. It presents his story strictly on the basis of ancient sources, making use as much as possible of contemporary Greek inscriptions, coins, and of non-western evidence (Babylonian tablets, Egyptian papyri, Bactrian parchments). The latter in particular change our understanding of how the Achaemenid state was run and how the Macedonian conquests were perceived from the Oriental perspective. The book’s protagonist was the first in Western Civilization to be hailed Great. The specific aura and charisma of this young ruler, the scale of his conquests and the exotic landscapes and peoples encountered during a tireless trek of over 35,000 km spanning three continents is what the broader public have always found particularly appealing. The author travelled extensively in the footsteps of Alexander and made use of other geographical accounts to elucidate the spatial perspective of his conquests. Space and politics define the dynamics of his story. The author presents Alexander as a component of the historical processes in his epoch and considers his influence on developments in Greece, Macedonia, the Persian Empire and neighbouring countries. The book tries to steer clear of both idealizing Alexander the Great, typical of some earlier modern biographies, and of deconstructing his personality, which mars the minimalist approach of today’s scholarship.
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Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641195500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 6798

Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.
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In the Footsteps of Alexander

The Soldiers Who Conquered the Ancient World

Author: Miles Doleac

Publisher: Amber

ISBN: 9781782741657

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3807

In just 11 years, Alexander the Great's army marched 22,000 miles and secured the Balkans, conquered Asia Minor, the Levant and Egypt, defeated the Persian Empire and invaded India. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world. And even after he died, aged just 32, undefeated in battle, his influence remained
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On Alexander’s Track to the Indus

Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India

Author: Sir Aurel Stein

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787202615

Category: History

Page: 236

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On Alexander’s Track to the Indus, first published in 1929, is Aurel Stein’s account of the expeditions he mounted following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great during the triumphant invasion that, interestingly, left not a trace in Indian literature or tradition. Stein’s account has justifiably achieved cult status for the dangers and hardships encountered during his own expeditions; for the light it sheds on Alexander’s invasions, and the wonders of Stein’s discoveries (such as Alexander’s Aornos); the illumination it offers on all fields of interest from archaeology to Indian literary culture, Graeco-Buddhist art and the spread of Buddhism right across Asia. The remarkable Aurel Stein communicates his passions and enthusiasms effortlessly to the fortunate reader of this classic. “Stein has a claim to be called the greatest archaeologist-explorer of all: read this and you’ll see why”—Michael Wood Richly illustrated throughout with maps and black-and-white photographs.
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Crusoe's Island

A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk : with Sketches of Adventure in California and Washoe

Author: John Ross Browne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

Page: 436

View: 7690

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Empire of Alexander the Great

Author: Debra Skelton,Pamela Dell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103131

Category: Alexander

Page: 129

View: 1261

A look at what made Alexander a brilliant military tactician and a charismatic leader. It also explores what the Eastern world learned through contact with Alexander and what Alexander brought the West from the Persian Empire.
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Das Hindernis ist der Weg

Mit der Philosophie der Stoiker zum Triumph

Author: Ryan Holiday

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451810956

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 8000

Die großen Frauen und Männer hatten weder außergewöhnlich viel Glück, Talent oder Erfahrung. Sie hatten lediglich das gleiche Motto: Was dir im Weg steht, wird dein Weg! Ryan Holiday, Marketing-Guru und Bestsellerautor, wendet die vergessene Erfolgsformel der antiken Philosophen auf die heutige Welt an und gibt konkrete Anleitung, wie wir unser Leben selbst erfolgreich gestalten können: Manage deine Wahrnehmung! Erkenne, welche Begebenheiten du verändern kannst! Lenke deine Handlungen auf ein Ziel! Und mache jedes Hindernis in deinem Weg zu einer Chance! Ein Buch, das die lebenspraktischen Erkenntnisse der Stoiker aus dem antiken Griechenland und Rom in die Gegenwart holt und damit auf sehr eingängige Weise zeigt, wie wir im Leben erfolgreich sein können! Mit vielen Beispielen aus der Welt der Philosophie, Literatur, Sport, Wirtschaft und Politik (Markus Aurelius, Demosthenes, Michel de Montaigne, John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Ghandi, Barack Obama ...).
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Eine höhere Pflicht

Wie ein deutscher Pilot seinem amerikanischen Feind im Zweiten Weltkrieg das Leben schenkte

Author: Adam Makos

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 386413532X

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Sie sind erbitterte Feinde, als sie am 20. Dezember 1943 in über acht Kilometern Höhe aufeinandertreffen: der Amerikaner Charlie Brown in seinem vom Flakfeuer schwer beschädigten B-17-Bomber und der deutsche Jagdflieger Franz Stigler, der den gegnerischen Piloten einfach nur vom Himmel holen müsste, – doch er tut es nicht. Stattdessen gibt Stigler dem Bomber Geleit über die deutsche Flugabwehr hinweg bis auf die Nordsee hinaus und rettet Brown und seiner gesamten Besatzung das Leben. Die Geschichte der beiden Fliegerasse ist Legende. Und sie ist wahr. Der Historiker und Journalist Adam Makos hat sich, unterstützt von Starautor Larry Alexander, jahrelang bis ins kleinste Detail mit den Ereignissen beschäftigt und die Beteiligten getroffen. Eine höhere Pflicht ist kein Buch über einen kurzen Augenblick des Mitleids, sondern ein Buch darüber, was es bedeutet, in einem Krieg Pilot zu sein, und was für einer Pflichtverletzung es gleichkam, so zu handeln, wie es Franz Stigler richtig erschien. Es ist ein Buch auch über die Freundschaft, die Charlie Brown und Franz Stigler seit ihrem Wiedersehen 1990 verband – bis zu ihrem Tod 2008. Die wunderbare Geschichte eines deutschen Helden.
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Alexander the Great

A Reader

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136640037

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 6313

This exciting new edition is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken. The twelve thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining the main areas of debate and discussion: The Sources Alexander’s Influences and the Macedonian Background Alexander’s Aims Alexander’s Battles and Generalship Alexander and the Greeks Alexander and the Persian Empire Alexander, India and the Gedrosian Desert From Mass Marriage to Death Alexander and the ‘Unity of Mankind’ Alexander and Deification Alexander and Conspiracies Alexander: The ‘Great’? The Reader has the distinctive feature of translating a substantial number of the more inaccessible primary sources; each chapter is also prefaced with a succinct introduction to the topic under consideration.
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K2, Quest of the Gods

The site of the Hall of Records revealed.

Author: Ralf Ellis

Publisher: Edfu Books

ISBN: 190581528X

Category:

Page: 200

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*** The Great Pyramid in the Himalaya *** In 'Thoth, Architect of the Universe' Ralf discovered evidence for megalithic maps. But if these megalithic maps are to be of any use in a quest for the mythical Hall of Records, then they need to be a little more detailed than a simple representation of continents. Luckily, the shaft angles inside the Great Pyramid can refine these maps down to just a few tens of meters. And so Ralf embarked on a long trek into the high Himalaya, to see what lay at the heart of the Giza map. Strangely enough, what he found there was a giant snow-white pyramid, aligned with the cardinal points, with a causeway aligned at 14º from its base - exactly the same as the Great Pyramid itself. Sequel to "Thoth, Architect of the Universe". v3.6
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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The Touch

Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448135893

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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'Fast-moving and immensely readable ... a page turner from start to finish' Maeve BinchyAlexander Kinross is remembered in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice. But when he writes from Australia to summon his bride, his relatives realize he is now a man to be reckoned with. Arriving in Sydney after a difficult voyage, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Drummond meets her husband-to-be and discovers that he frightens and repels her. And, isolated in Alexander's great house, Elizabeth finds that marriage does not prompt her husband to enlighten her about his past life - nor his present one, in which his mistress, the sensuous, tough, outspoken Ruby Costevan, still plays a part -
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Alexander the Great

A New History

Author: Waldemar Heckel,Lawrence A. Tritle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360159

Category: History

Page: 392

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Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers
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Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Hugh Bowden

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016365

Category: History

Page: 144

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Alexander the Great became king of Macedon in 336 BC, when he was only 20 years old, and died at the age of 32, twelve years later. During his reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest empire that had ever existed, leading his army from Greece to Pakistan, and from the Libyan desert to the steppes of Central Asia. His meteoric career, as leader of an alliance of Greek cities, Pharaoh of Egypt, and King of Persia, had a profound effect on the world he moved through. Even in his lifetime his achievements became legendary and in the centuries that following his story was told and retold throughout Europe and the East. Greek became the language of power in the Eastern Mediterranean and much of the Near East, as powerful Macedonian dynasts carved up Alexander's empire into kingdoms of their own, underlaying the flourishing Hellenistic civilization that emerged after his death. But what do we really know about Alexander? In this Very Short Introduction, Hugh Bowden goes behind the usual historical accounts of Alexander's life and career. Instead, he focuses on the evidence from Alexander's own time — letters from officials in Afghanistan, Babylonian diaries, records from Egyptian temples — to try and understand how Alexander appeared to those who encountered him. In doing so he also demonstrates the profound influence the legends of his life have had on our historical understanding and the controversy they continue to generate worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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In Search Of The First Civilizations

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141648

Category: History

Page: 224

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Five thousand years ago there began the most momentous revolution in human history. Starting in Mesopotamia, city civilization emerged for the first time on earth, to be followed in Egypt, India, China and the Americas. The ideals of these ancient civilizations still shape the lives of the majority of mankind. In Search of the First Civilizations (previously published as Legacy) asks the intriguing question: what is civilization? Did it mean the same to the Chinese, the Indians and the Greeks? What can the values of the ancient cultures teach us today? And do the ideals of the West - a latecomer to civilization - really have universal validity? In this fascinating historical search, Michael Wood explores these ancient cultures, looking for their essential character and their continuing legacy. A brilliant exploration. Sunday Times Well-written, gorgeous and guaranteed to induce thought... Wood takes great care to put everything in a large historical perspective, which is actually more disturbing than comforting. New York Post
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