Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great & Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient

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Though Alexander the Great lived more than seventeen centuries before the onset of Iberian expansion into Muslim Africa and Asia, he loomed large in the literature of late medieval and early modern Portugal and Spain. Exploring little-studied chronicles, chivalric romances, novels, travelogues, and crypto-Muslim texts, Vincent Barletta shows that the story of Alexander not only sowed the seeds of Iberian empire but foreshadowed the decline of Portuguese and Spanish influence in the centuries to come. "Death in Babylon ...

Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great & Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226037363

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