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Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia: Peripheral Empires in the Global Renaissance

Su Fang Ng


No figure has had a more global impact than Alexander the Great, whose legends have encircled the globe and been translated into a dizzying multitude of languages, from Indo-European and Semitic to Turkic and Austronesian. This book examines parallel traditions of the Alexander Romance in Britain and Southeast Asia, demonstrating how rival Alexanders—one Christian, the other Islamic—became central figures in their respective literatures. In the early modern age of exploration, both Britain and Southeast Asia turned to literary imitations of Alexander to imagine their own empires and internatio ... More

Keywords: international relations, Alexander the Great, Alexander Romance, Ottoman Empire, Southeast Asia, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777687
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198777687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Su Fang Ng, author
Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor and Associate Professor of English, Virginia Polytechnic and State University