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By Markus Stock

In the center a long time, the lifestyles tale of Alexander the nice was once a well-traveled story. recognized in several types, a lot of them derived from the traditional Greek Alexander Romance, it used to be informed and re-told all through Europe, India, the center East, and significant Asia. The essays gathered in Alexander the nice within the center Ages study those extraordinary legends now not in basic terms as tales of conquest and discovery, but in addition as representations of otherness, migration, translation, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora.

Alongside reports of the Alexander legend in medieval and early smooth Latin, English, French, German, and Persian, Alexander the nice within the center Ages breaks new floor by way of analyzing rarer issues comparable to Hebrew Alexander romances, Coptic and Arabic Alexander fabrics, and early sleek Malay types 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 amazing Macedonian leader.

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