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The Resource Into the land of bones : Alexander the Great in Afghanistan, Frank L. Holt

Into the land of bones : Alexander the Great in Afghanistan, Frank L. Holt

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Into the land of bones : Alexander the Great in Afghanistan
Title
Into the land of bones
Title remainder
Alexander the Great in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Frank L. Holt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What George W. Bush called the "first war of the twenty-first century" actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Accounts of Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria read eerily like news from our own day. In this book, Frank L. Holt follows Alexander's historical, archaeological, and numismatic legacy back and forth between ancient Bactria and modern Afghanistan. Recounting the plight of the most powerful leader of the time as he led the most sophisticated army of its day into the treacherous world of tribal warlords, Hold describes those grueling campaigns and the impact they had on Alexander, his generals, their troops, and the world. Into the Land of Bones also examines the conflict from the point of view of the local warlords who pushed the invading Greeks to the limits of their endurance - and sometimes beyond, into mania and mutiny. The lively narrative situates the current war in Afghanistan in a broader historical perspective." "Holt explains how the three modern super-powers that have invaded Afghanistan - Britain in the nineteenth century, the Soviets in the twentieth, and the United States in the twenty-first - are continuing the struggle that Alexander began centuries ago. That this legacy continues to play itself out today is a testament to the timeliness of Holt's original account."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holt, Frank Lee
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF234.57
LC item number
.H65 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Hellenistic culture and society
Series volume
47
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Alexander (Makedonien, König, III.)
  • Afghanistan
  • Veldtochten
  • Baktrien
Label
Into the land of bones : Alexander the Great in Afghanistan, Frank L. Holt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-230) and index
Contents
Hunting the enemy -- A desperate struggle -- The hydra heads of bactria -- Love and war -- Dark shadows -- The legacy
Control code
56753057
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 241 p.
Isbn
9780520245532
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004024131
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)56753057
Label
Into the land of bones : Alexander the Great in Afghanistan, Frank L. Holt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-230) and index
Contents
Hunting the enemy -- A desperate struggle -- The hydra heads of bactria -- Love and war -- Dark shadows -- The legacy
Control code
56753057
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 241 p.
Isbn
9780520245532
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004024131
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)56753057

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