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Alexander. The Ends of the Earth

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Alexander's epic quest continues into the heart of Asia and on towards the mystery of India. The Macedonian Army march ever onward in search of glory, crushing resistance at every turn. The culture and beauty of Babylon is quickly ravaged and the Palace of Persepolis burnt to ashes and cinder. An empire is destroyed and a new and bloody era begins. But there are other things on Alexander's mind. An ambitious project to unite the peoples of the empire under one homeland, begins to obsess him. There are rebellions and bloodshed, but the curious beauty of Queen Roxanna gives Alexander the strength to fulfil his destiny... This is a truly compelling, romantic and exciting book, and a fitting conclusion to the bestselling Alexander trilogy.

Издательство: "Macmillan Publishers" (2002)

ISBN: 978-0-330-39172-6

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Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Valerio Massimo Manfredi (born 1946) is an Italian historian, archaeologist and journalist. He was born in Piumazzo di Castelfranco Emilia, province of Modena and is married to Christine Fedderson Manfredi, who translates his published works from Italian to English.

Valerio Massimo Manfredi defines himself "Ancient World Topographer". Since 1978 he spends his time teaching in several European universities, digging ruins in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East, and writing novels.

The Professor of Classical Archaeology in the "Luigi Bocconi" University of Milan and a familiar face on European television, he has led scientific expeditions, excavations and explorations in Italy and overseas. In addition to this, he has published a number of scientific articles and essays as well as thirteen novels, including the Alexander trilogy and The Last Legion. Alexander was published in thirty-six languages in fifty-five countries and The Last Legion was sold for a major film production in the USA, "The Last Legion "film was released in 2007.

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Bibliography

Alexander novels

*"Il figlio del sogno" ("Child of a Dream", 1998)
*"Le sabbie di Amon" ("Sands of Ammon", 1998)
*"Il confine del mondo" ("Ends of the Earth", 1998)

Other fiction works

*"Palladion" (1988)
*"Lo scudo di Talos" ("Spartan", 1990)
*"L'oracolo" ("The Oracle", 1992)
*"Le paludi di Hesperia" ("Heroes", 1995)- was earlier titled "Talisman of Troy"
*"La torre della solitudine" ("The Tower", 1997)
*"Il faraone delle sabbie" ("Pharaoh", 1998)
*"Vignola 1575 - Un oscuro delitto" (1999)
*"Akropolis. La grande epopea di Atene" (2000)
*"Chimaira" ("2001)
*"I cento cavalieri" (2002, short story collection)
*"L'ultima legione" ("The Last Legion", 2002)
*"Il tiranno" ("Tyrant", 2003)
*"L'isola dei morti" (2004)
*"L'impero dei draghi" ("Empire of Dragons", 2005)

Essays

*"Mare Greco. Eroi ed esploratori del mondo antico" ("Greek Sea", 1994)
*"I Celti in Italia" ("The Celts in Italy", 1999)
*"I Greci d'occidente" ("The Western Greeks", 2000)
*"Gli Etruschi in Val Padana" ("The Etruscans in the Po Valley", 2003)

Источник: Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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