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

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

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The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world
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The treasures of Alexander the Great
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how one man's wealth shaped the world
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Frank L. Holt
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eng
Summary
"War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth from the vanquished to the victor. Invasions, sieges, massacres, annexations, and mass deportations all redistributed property with dramatic consequences for kings and commoners alike. No conqueror ever captured more people or property in so short a lifetime than Alexander the Great in the late fourth century BC. For all its savagery, the creation of Alexander's empire has generally been hailed as a positive economic event for all concerned. Even those harshly critical of Alexander today tend to praise his plundering of Persia as a means of liberating the moribund resources of the East. To test this popular interpretation, The Treasures of Alexander the Great 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 wealth and what Alexander's redistribution of these vast resources can tell us about his much-disputed policies and personality. Though Alexander owed his vast fortune to war, battle also distracted him from competently managing his spoils and much was wasted, embezzled, deliberately destroyed, or idled unprofitably. The Treasures of Alexander the Great provides a long-overdue and accessible account of Alexander's wealth and its enormous impact on the ancient world"--
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contains biographical information
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Holt, Frank Lee
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF234.2
LC item number
.H65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Onassis series in Hellenic culture
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  • Alexander
  • Greece
  • Wealth
  • Property
  • Pillage
  • War
  • Imperialism
  • Macedonia
  • Macedonia
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
  • Alexander
  • Macedonian Expansion (Greece : 359-323 B.C.)
  • Imperialism
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Kings and rulers
  • Pillage
  • Property
  • War
  • Wealth
  • Europe
  • Greece
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The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world, Frank L. Holt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Imagining the Unimaginable; Sources and Methods; Exploring a Neglected past -- 2. Poor Alexander? -- Humbled Origins -- The Making of a Hero -- War and Wealth -- 3. Conquest, Up Close and Costly -- Balkan Treasures -- Asia Minor -- The Middle East and Beyond -- 4. Reciting the Sword's Prayer -- The Lord of All Your Former Possessions -- The Sack of Persepolis -- A Historic Haul -- Rajas, Riches, Resentments -- 5. A King's Priorities -- Personal Gifts and Patronage -- Religion and Ceremony -- Cities and Other Infrastructure -- Armies and Navies -- 6. (Mis)Management -- Lucky Thessalian, Miserable Macedonian -- Debt and Despair -- Harpalus the Treasurer -- Scams and Schemers -- With Harpalus or the King? -- The Successors -- 7. Conclusion: The Story of the Moral; A Change of Hearts and Minds; Monetization; Counting Coins; What We Can Say About What We Can See -- Appendix 1: Ancient Measures and Modern Conversions -- Appendix 2: Summary of Reported Assets -- Appendix 3: Summary of Reported Debits -- Appendix 4: Where Is It Now?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780199950966
Lccn
2015032790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99967095722
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921864679
  • (OCoLC)ocn921864679
Label
The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world, Frank L. Holt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Imagining the Unimaginable; Sources and Methods; Exploring a Neglected past -- 2. Poor Alexander? -- Humbled Origins -- The Making of a Hero -- War and Wealth -- 3. Conquest, Up Close and Costly -- Balkan Treasures -- Asia Minor -- The Middle East and Beyond -- 4. Reciting the Sword's Prayer -- The Lord of All Your Former Possessions -- The Sack of Persepolis -- A Historic Haul -- Rajas, Riches, Resentments -- 5. A King's Priorities -- Personal Gifts and Patronage -- Religion and Ceremony -- Cities and Other Infrastructure -- Armies and Navies -- 6. (Mis)Management -- Lucky Thessalian, Miserable Macedonian -- Debt and Despair -- Harpalus the Treasurer -- Scams and Schemers -- With Harpalus or the King? -- The Successors -- 7. Conclusion: The Story of the Moral; A Change of Hearts and Minds; Monetization; Counting Coins; What We Can Say About What We Can See -- Appendix 1: Ancient Measures and Modern Conversions -- Appendix 2: Summary of Reported Assets -- Appendix 3: Summary of Reported Debits -- Appendix 4: Where Is It Now?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780199950966
Lccn
2015032790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99967095722
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921864679
  • (OCoLC)ocn921864679

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