By A. B. Bosworth, E. J. Baynham
Вокруг имени Александра Македонского сложилось множество легенд. Эта работа представляет собой подборку исследований крупных западных историков, в которых производится попытка отделить правду от вымысла.
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21; cf. 23–4. Ch. 175: Maudslay v. 16. Ch. 176: Maudslay v. 21–3. Cortés naturally says nothing of this embarrassing episode, nor of the fact that his reconnaissance team had failed to investigate the swamps beyond the bridge (so Díaz in Maudslay v. 19). He states that after the crossing he sent ahead ‘some Spaniards’, who returned with 80 Indian bearers laden with supplies (Pagden 1986: 361). It comes as no surprise when Díaz identifies himself as the leader of the foraging party and increases the number of bearers to over one hundred.
Our sources are explicit. 9 Alexander and Cortés alike were endued with an aura of invincibility, and both exploited the concept for self-glorification. The Macedonian king made victory inseparable from his person. 11 Unfortunately for Cortés the immense proprietary interest of the Catholic Church prevented his claiming godhead, but he made the most of his invincibility. 12 9 Ch. 19: Maudslay 1908–16: i. 72; Cohen 1963: 47. For discussion and bibliography (to which add Lane Fox 1996; Le Rider 1995–6: 856) see Bosworth 1996a: 6–8, 166–9.
The papers in this volume provide a rich variety of approaches and collectively, it is to be hoped, they make it more feasible to recapture something of that most elusive of figures, the historical Alexander. 2 A Tale of Two Empires: Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great B B Imperialism is a strangely uniform phenomenon. The modes of acquiring empire tend to be similar, as do the arguments justifying its acquisition. That is not surprising. Imperial powers have a tendency to look over their shoulders at their predecessors, emulate the achievements of the past, and absorb the traditional philosophies of conquest.
Alexander The Great In Fact And Fiction by A. B. Bosworth, E. J. Baynham