The Conquests of Alexander the Great (Revised Edition)

Author: Alison Behnke

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1467703761

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 149

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As legend has it, a young prince, Alexander, once subdued a wild stallion others couldn't control. Impressed by the youngster's bravery, his father, King Philip of Macedonia, predicted that Alexander would need to find a kingdom big enough for his ambitions. And when Alexander became king, that's exactly what he did. Alexander and his well-trained armies first gained the support of the Greek city states. Then in the mid-300s B.C., he conquered Egypt and the Persian Empire. With his brilliant military tactics, Alexander took over lands including modern-day Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northern India. Although he lived only thirty-three years, Alexander and his armies spread Greek culture and customs to these conquered lands, joining Western and Eastern ideas to produce a new culture called Hellenism, which influenced the ancient world for centuries to come.

Denkschrift über den untern Lauf des Oxus zum Karabugas-Haff des Caspischen Meeres und über die Strombahn des Ochus, oder Tedshcn der Neueren, zur Balkan-Bay

nebst einem Anhang merkwürdiger Nachrichten über die turanischen Länder, als Nachtrag der geographischen Analyse eines Versuchs zur Darstellung des Aralo-Caspischen Gesenkes : ein Sendschreiben an Herrn Alexander von Humboldt

Author: Carl Zimmermann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aral Sea Region (Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan)

Page: 184

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From the Oxus River to the Chinese Shores

Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia

Author: Li Tang,Dietmar W. Winkler

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643903294

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 2293


Syriac Christianity spread along the Silk Road together with Aramaic culture and liturgy. Because of this, the staging posts of Christian merchants along the trade routes grew into missionary centers. Thus, the mission of the Church of the East stretched from Persia to Arabia and India, and from the Oxus River to the Chinese shores. This book contains a collection of studies on the Church of the East in its historical setting. It sheds new light on this subject from various perspectives and academic disciplines, providing fresh insights into the rich heritage of Syriac Christianity. (Series: orientalia - patristica - oecumenica - Vol. 5)

A Concise History of Afghanistan in 25 Volumes

Author: Hamid Wahed Alikuzai

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490714472

Category: History

Page: 1016

View: 3621


For 35,000 years ancient Afghanistan was called Aryana (the Light of God) has existed. Then in 747 AD what is today called Afghanistan became Khorasan (which means Sunrise in Dari) which was a much larger geographical area. In the middle of the nineteenth century the name Afghanistan, which means home of the united tribes, was applied originally by the Saxons (present day British) and the Russians. During the Great Games in the middle of nineteenth century, the Durand Line was created in 1893 and was in place until 1993. Saxons created the state of Afghanistan out of a geographical area roughly the size of Texas: in 1893 before which there were 10 million square kilometers, larger than the size of Canada, as means to act as a buffer zone between the Saxon-India & Tsarist-Russia and the Chinese.

The Pamirs and the source of the Oxus

Author: George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon (Marquis of),George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston (Marquess),Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pamir

Page: 83

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The Sands of Oxus

Boyhood Reminiscences of Sadridding [sic] Aini

Author: Sadriddin Aĭnī

Publisher: Mazda Pub

ISBN: 9781568590783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 3379


Chronicles the influential Tajik author's growth to manhood in pre-revolutionary Uzbekistan and includes two of his autobiographical novellas

A Ride to Khiva

Travels and Adventures in Central Asia

Author: Frederick Burnaby

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063966

Category: Travel

Page: 332

View: 3873


Frederick Gustavus Burnaby--soldier, traveler, writer, and pioneer balloonist--set out on an unofficial mission in 1875 to investigate the motives behind Russia's exclusion of foreigners from Central Asia. This real-life adventure details the hardship and humor of Burnaby's excursion. Reprinted eleven times in its first year of publication, the story made Burnaby a popular hero in his own day.

Travels in Central Asia

Author: Ármin Vámbéry

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press

ISBN: 1904303072

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 7988


Vamberys Travels in Central Asia describes the authors celebrated journey through Central Asia in 1863, motivated by linguistic research. Disguised as a dervish and travelling with a party of Muslim pilgrims, he succeeded in crossing the dreaded Turkoman desert via the ancient bed of the Oxus, and visiting the cities of Khiva, Bokhara and Samarkand without detection. As well as describing these cities during their final years of independence (all were annexed by Russia within ten years of his visit), Vambery gives considerable details of the social and political relations, character and customs of the region. Finally, he provides a vivid narrative of caravan life, and of a remarkable journey in which he went in constant danger of exposure. This edition maintains all the material from the original 1864 edition, including the various tables, and illustrations. Only the map has been reduced in scale.

A History of Greece

Author: John Bagnell Bury

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108082203

Category: History

Page: 952

View: 3625


This very readable 1900 work became a standard textbook on ancient Greek history to the death of Alexander the Great.

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

Author: Brian Campbell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080786904X

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 494


Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores the role and influence of rivers and their surrounding landscape on the society and culture of the Roman Empire. Examining artistic representations of rivers, related architecture, and the work of ancient geographers and topographers, as well as writers who describe rivers, Campbell reveals how Romans defined the geographical areas they conquered and how geography and natural surroundings related to their society and activities. In addition, he illuminates the prominence and value of rivers in the control and expansion of the Roman Empire--through the legal regulation of riverine activities, the exploitation of rivers in military tactics, and the use of rivers as routes of communication and movement. Campbell shows how a technological understanding of--and even mastery over--the forces of the river helped Rome rise to its central place in the ancient world.

Ruins of Desert Cathay

Author: M. Aurel Stein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108077528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 796

View: 3751


In this 1912 two-volume work, Hungarian-born archaeologist Marc Aurel Stein describes his second expedition to the deserts of Chinese Turkestan.