New PDF release: Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages: Transcultural

By Markus Stock

ISBN-10: 1442644664

ISBN-13: 9781442644663

In the center a long time, the lifestyles tale of Alexander the good was once a well-traveled story. identified in different types, lots of them derived from the traditional Greek Alexander Romance, it used to be instructed and re-told all through Europe, India, the center East, and relevant Asia. The essays amassed in Alexander the nice within the center Ages study those notable legends now not only 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 smooth Latin, English, French, German, and Persian, Alexander the good within the center Ages breaks new flooring through reading rarer issues akin to Hebrew Alexander romances, Coptic and Arabic Alexander fabrics, and early sleek Malay types of the Alexander legend. introduced jointly during this wide-ranging assortment, those essays testify to the iconic fascination and transcultural adaptability of medieval tales concerning the impressive Macedonian leader.

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