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By Markus Stock

In the center a while, the lifestyles tale of Alexander the nice was once a well-traveled story. recognized in different models, a lot of them derived from the traditional Greek Alexander Romance, it was once advised and re-told all through Europe, India, the center East, and critical Asia. The essays accrued in Alexander the nice within the center Ages research those outstanding legends no longer simply as tales of conquest and discovery, but additionally as representations of otherness, migration, translation, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora.

Alongside experiences of the Alexander legend in medieval and early glossy Latin, English, French, German, and Persian, Alexander the good within the heart Ages breaks new flooring by means of reading rarer issues equivalent to Hebrew Alexander romances, Coptic and Arabic Alexander fabrics, and early smooth Malay models 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 concerning the remarkable Macedonian leader.

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