By Markus Stock
In the center a while, the lifestyles tale of Alexander the nice was once a well-traveled story. identified in different models, lots 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 principal Asia. The essays accumulated in Alexander the good within the center Ages learn those extraordinary legends no longer simply as tales of conquest and discovery, but additionally 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 flooring by way of studying rarer themes corresponding to Hebrew Alexander romances, Coptic and Arabic Alexander fabrics, and early glossy 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 amazing Macedonian leader.
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