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The Resource Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire, by James Romm

Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire, by James Romm

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Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire
Title
Ghost on the throne
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the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire
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by James Romm
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eng
Summary
Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of 32 spelled the end of that unity. The story of his conquests is known to many readers, but the saga of the empire's collapse remains virtually untold. Alexander bequeathed his power, legend has it, "to the strongest," leaving behind a mentally damaged half brother and a posthumously born son as his only heirs, who quickly became pawns fought over by the Macedonian generals. Meanwhile, Alexander's former secretary, Eumenes, a man full of tricks and connivances, became the determining factor in the precarious fortunes of the royal family. Classicist James Romm tells the story of the men who followed Alexander and found themselves incapable of preserving his empire--a world formerly united, now ripped apart into a nightmare of warring nation-states struggling for domination, the template of our own times.--From publisher description
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10020282
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Romm, James S
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Alexander
  • Greece
  • Macedonia
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the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire
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Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire, by James Romm
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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837945
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780307271648
Lccn
2011008657
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780307271648
  • (OCoLC)699763975
Label
Ghost on the throne : the death of Alexander the Great and the war for crown and empire, by James Romm
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
837945
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780307271648
Lccn
2011008657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307271648
  • (OCoLC)699763975

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