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The Resource The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world, Frank L. Holt, (electronic book)

The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world, Frank L. Holt, (electronic book)

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The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world
Title
The treasures of Alexander the Great
Title remainder
how one man's wealth shaped the world
Statement of responsibility
Frank L. Holt
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth violently through the sacking of cities and the selling of survivors into slavery. One of the most notable examples occurred in the late fourth century BC, when Alexander the Great of Macedonia conquered the Persian Empire. For all of its savagery, this invasion has often been heralded as a positive economic event for all concerned. Even those harshly critical of the king tend to praise his plundering of Persia as a means of liberating the moribund resources of the East. To test that popular interpretation, this book investigates the kinds and quantities of treasure seized by the Macedonian king, from gold and silver to land and slaves. It reveals what became of the king's spoils of war, and what Alexander's redistribution of these vast resources can tell us about his much-disputed policies and priorities
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Holt, Frank Lee
Dewey number
938.07092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DF234.2
LC item number
.H65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Onassis series in Hellenic culture
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  • Greece
  • Wealth
  • Property
  • Pillage
  • War
  • Imperialism
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonia
  • Alexander
Target audience
specialized
Label
The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world, Frank L. Holt, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0001357994
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190469702
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world, Frank L. Holt, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0001357994
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190469702
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote

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