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作者 Briant, Pierre, author
書名 Alexandre des lumières English
The first European : a history of Alexander in the age of empire / Pierre Briant ; translated by Nicholas Elliott
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9780674659667 (hard cover : alk. paper)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  DF234.2 .B74713 2017    在架上    30610020526984
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  DF234.2 B849 2017    在架上    30530001275288
說明 viii, 482 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
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附註 "First published as Alexandre des lumières: fragments d'histoire européenne by Pierre Briant © Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2012."--Title page verso
In The First European: A History of Alexander in the Age of Empire, Pierre Briant examines the revival and rewriting of the history of Alexander the Great in 18th-century Europe. To Enlightenment thinkers Alexander exemplified the West and Europe, especially in his role as the conqueror of Asia. Classical texts, ancient history, and the new science of archaeology were all deployed in the service of European empire-building. Alexander was of interest to a variety of scholars from different parts of Europe - moralists, philosophers, economists, geographers, historians, and cartographers. In the course of the long 18th century, an entirely new image of the Macedonian conqueror emerged, as the precedent of European political and commercial expansion overseas.-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-470) and index
Introduction: Fragments of European history -- I. A critical history -- History, morals, and philosophy -- Alexander in Europe: erudition and history -- II. The conqueror-philosopher -- War, reason, and civilization -- A successful conquest -- Affirming and contesting the model -- III. Empires and nations -- Lessons of empire, from the Thames to the Indus -- Alexander in France from the Revolution to the Restoration -- German Alexanders -- IV. The sense of history -- After Alexander? -- Alexander, Europe, and the immobile Orient -- Conclusion
Trans. Of Translation of: Briant, Pierre. Alexandre des lumières. Paris : Gallimard, ©2012 9782070131716 (DLC) 2013445188 (OCoLC)814302834
主題 Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C
Hellenism -- Influence
Hellenism -- Historiography
History, Ancient -- Historiography
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C. -- Historiography
Alt Author Elliott, Nicholas, translator
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