Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages: Transcultural by Markus Stock PDF

By Markus Stock

ISBN-10: 1442644664

ISBN-13: 9781442644663

In the center a while, the lifestyles tale of Alexander the good was once a well-traveled story. recognized in several types, lots of them derived from the traditional Greek Alexander Romance, it was once advised and re-told all through Europe, India, the center East, and significant Asia. The essays accumulated in Alexander the good within the center Ages research those amazing legends no longer basically as tales of conquest and discovery, but additionally as representations of otherness, migration, translation, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora.

Alongside reports of the Alexander legend in medieval and early glossy Latin, English, French, German, and Persian, Alexander the good within the center Ages breaks new floor via studying rarer themes resembling Hebrew Alexander romances, Coptic and Arabic Alexander fabrics, and early sleek Malay models of the Alexander legend. introduced jointly during this wide-ranging assortment, those essays testify to the iconic fascination and transcultural adaptability of medieval tales in regards to the outstanding Macedonian leader.

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