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

By Markus Stock

In the center a while, the existence tale of Alexander the good was once a well-traveled story. recognized in different models, 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 gathered in Alexander the good within the heart Ages study those outstanding legends no longer purely as tales of conquest and discovery, but additionally as representations of otherness, migration, translation, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora.

Alongside reviews of the Alexander legend in medieval and early glossy Latin, English, French, German, and Persian, Alexander the good within the heart Ages breaks new floor through analyzing rarer issues similar 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 long-lasting fascination and transcultural adaptability of medieval tales in regards to the outstanding Macedonian leader.

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