Library of World Biography Series: Alexander the Great: Legacy of a Conqueror : 9780321086174

Library of World Biography Series: Alexander the Great: Legacy of a Conqueror

Adams, Winthrop Lindsay
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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This biography follows the brilliant life of Alexander the Great, who established in Eurasia the largest empire ever seen and left a world legacy.

The titles in the Library of World Biography series make ideal supplements for World History and Western Civilization survey courses as well as other courses in the history curriculum where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of World history. At the same time, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

This biography traces the life and legacy of Alexander the Great from its beginnings through his successful conquests to his legacy. The story of Alexander provides students a glimpse of the inner workings of society, politics, family, and life in ancient times as well as presenting a fascinating story Alexander himself, his conquests, the resulting interchange of culture between East and West, and the continuing fascination and world legacy which follows Alexander to this day, presenting some unique aspects for the study of World History.

Table of contents

 Editors Preface.

 Authors Preface.

 Introduction: Macedonian Background.

 Chapter I: Philip and the Young Alexander.

 Chapter II: King Alexander.

 Chapter III: The Campaigns of Western Asia.

 Chapter IV: Alexander and the Eurasian Empire.

 Chapter V: The Last Days and World Legacy of Alexander.

 A Note on the Sources.


Features & benefits
  • Photographs bring the text to life.
  • Maps orient students geographically and gives them an opportunity to follow Alexanders path.
  • A Note on the Sources includes lists of books related to Alexander the Great and his time providing students with avenues for further research.
  • A Glossary at the end of the book acquaints students with important terms and concepts.