Homepage for Alexander's Heirs
- Dear group,
thanks for your encouragement. There is now a homepage for my book
Alexanders Arvtagare (Alexander's Heirs). On the English page,
there is a brief presentation of the book, and two excerpts from the as
yet unpublished English version, which has been proofread and improved
by Mary Lannin. I present the wars of the Diadochi from Seleucus'
perspective, and the dramatic highlights of the battle for Iran and
Babylonia between the Seleucids and the Parthians. The texts can be
distributed freely as long as they are not used commercially or quoted
without source and link to the page - the usual procedure! Thanks to
those who have allowed me to use the illustrations.
If anyone finds errors in the text, I would be grateful if you could
please contact me!
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"Jens" <jens.jakobsson@...> wrote:
>book 'Alexander's Heirs'. It is available from Sekel Publishing
> Dear group,
> once again my excuses for a bit of self-promotion.
> I have just published 'Alexanders Arvtagare' the Swedish version of my
(www.sekel.se <http://www.sekel.se> ) or hopefully soon in bookstores in
Sweden. (You can also contact me, I sell my own share of the edition for
a somewhat lower price.)
>Hellenistic period from a Seleucid perspective, covering the exploits of
> The book is essentially a work of popular history, which follows the
all the kings, as well as presenting the structure of the Seleucid
Empire. There is also an introduction to Hellenistic science and
culture. I present a number of anecdotes and wider historical outlooks,
but my aim is nevertheless to keep up to date with modern research.
There are of course also passages about Ptolemies, the Hasmoneans and
other neighbouring states.
>extent, on my own research. AFAIK, this chapter is the first popular
> The Indo-Greeks are treated separately, and here I rely, to some
work ever written about the Indo-Greeks. I have tried to confine the
more difficult analyses to the footnotes.
>ambition is to eventually publish the book internationally. If anybody
> I have written a rough English version of the manuscript, and my
is interested in this publication, or just want to read a few excerpts,
please contact me via this group and I'll be happy to send some sample
>that it is at last published. I should thank Mark Passehl, LM Wilson,
> I've worked with this manuscript since 2004, and I am really pleased
Oliver Hoover, Arthur Houghton, Osmund Bopearachchi, CNGcoins,and a lot
of others who have helped me with both ideas and illustrations.
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> Jens Jakobsson