In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

A Journey from Greece to Asia

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520213074

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The author follows Alexander the Great's 22,000 mile expedition from Greece to India, recreating the epic marches and battles
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In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Part 2

Following Alexander the Great Through Southern Turkey and Iran

Author: Mansur Johnson

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781790430840

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Page: 262

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In the 19th century Sir Richard Burton made a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia disguised as a Muslim. In the 21st century, the author makes a pilgrimage to the sacred shrine of Emam Reza in Mashad, Iran, disguised as a dervish. That is the end of the book. To get there, the author follows Alexander the Great's path from Ganziantep, Turkey, to the heart of the Persian Empire, Persepolis and Pasagardae, in Iran. When Darius III is vanquished, the author's mandatory visit, required by the Islamic Republic of Iran, to Isfahan follows.
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Empire of Alexander the Great

Author: Debra Skelton,Pamela Dell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103131

Category: Alexander

Page: 129

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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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Crusoe's Island

A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk. With Sketches of Adventure in California and Washoe

Author: John Ross Browne

Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

Page: 436

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John Ross Browne (1817-1875) of Kentucky, the official reporter for the California State Constitutional Convention of 1849, came to California in 1849 as an employee of the government revenue service. He traveled widely in the next two decades, including a stay in China as U.S. minister, before settling down in Oakland in 1870. Crusoe's island (1864) contains four short works: (1) Crusoe's island, an account of his visits to Juan Fernandez, the island off the Chilean coast where Alexander Selkirk's experiences are supposed to have been the basis of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe; (2) A dangerous journey, an account of Browne's 1849 journey by horseback from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo; (3) Observations in office, which summarizes his experiences as a functionary of the Treasury Department sent to the Pacific Coast in 1858 to examine customs houses, with chapters on a controversy in Port Townsend, Washington, concerning the sale of liquor to Native Americans and on the exploitation of Native Americans in California; and (4) A peep at Washoe, inspired by the latest "rush," that for gold in the Washoe region of the Sierra Nevada, including Browne's reflections on mining fevers and his recollections of his own travels through Nevada and California mining districts.
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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

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Page: 212

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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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In the Footsteps of Alexander

The soldiers who conquered the Ancient World

Author: Miles Doleac

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782741860

Category: History

Page: 224

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In just 11 years, Alexander the Great’s armies marched 22,000 miles (35,000 km), subjugated Asia Minor, the Levant, and Egypt, conquered the mighty 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 in 323 BCE, aged 32 and undefeated in battle, his legacy remained in the form of a Hellenized Asia and the Seleucid Empire. Divided into eight chapters, In the Footsteps of Alexander traces the physical and historical journey of the man who conquered Asia and was declared a god-king. Chapter one examines the Macedonian background and Alexander’s rise to power; chapters two and three explore the invasion of Asia Minor and his first encounters with Persian armies at the battles of Granicus (334) and Issus (333); chapter four looks at the siege of Tyre (332) and the great victory over Persian king Darius at Gaugamela (331); chapters five and six follow Alexander’s conquest of the outer reaches of the Persian Empire, from the battle of the Persian Gates (330) to the invasion of India and the battle of Hydaspes (326); while chapter seven examines the new cities he founded across Asia, including Alexandria, Antioch, and Kandahar; finally, chapter eight considers his death and legacy. Including more than 200 photographs, illustrations, paintings, and maps, In the Footsteps of Alexander is a colourful, accessible examination of one of history’s greatest military leaders.
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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

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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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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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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 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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