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Stoneman, Richard

Works: 91 works in 444 publications in 2 languages and 15,738 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Medical television programs  Television comedies  Television series  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Television adaptations  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Compiler, Annotator, Other, Publisher
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by Richard Stoneman
Alexander the Great : a life in legend by Richard Stoneman( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) precipitated immense historical change in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. But the resonance his legend achieved over the next two millennia stretched even farther -- across foreign cultures, religious traditions, and distant nations. This engaging and handsomely illustrated book for the first time gathers together hundreds of the colorful Alexander legends that have been told and retold around the globe. Richard Stoneman, a foremost expert on the Alexander myths, introduces us first to the historical Alexander and then to the Alexander of legend, an unparalleled mythic icon who came to represent the heroic ideal in cultures from Egypt to Iceland, from Britain to Malaya. Alexander came to embody the concerns of Hellenistic man; he fueled Roman ideas on tyranny and kingship; he was a talisman for fourth-century pagans and a hero of chivalry in the early Middle Ages. He appears in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic writings, frequently as a prophet of God. Whether battling winged foxes or meeting with the Amazons, descending to the underworld or inventing the world's first diving bell, Alexander inspired as a hero, even a god. Stoneman traces Alexander's influence in ancient literature and folklore and in later literatures of east and west. His book provides the definitive account of the legends of Alexander the Great -- a powerful leader in life and an even more powerful figure in the history of literature and ideas. Richard Stoneman is Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter, and a director of Westminster Classic Tours. He has written extensively in the field of Greek history. He lives in Devon, England. -- Publisher's description
Across the Hellespont : a literary guide to Turkey by Richard Stoneman( )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Herodotus to Freya Stark, writers have been inspired by Turkey, a varied country at the crossroads of history, for millennia. Here, Richard Stoneman describes in lively detail the remarkable literature they produced. At a time when Turkey's position on the fringe may be set to change to a deeper involvement in Europe, the need to understand the country is even more compelling. The range of travel writing represented in this book shows how, while political circumstances may change, the lure of Turkey remains constant
Doc Martin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Martin Ellingham is brilliant, dedicated, and highly efficient. He's also brusque, abrasive, and terrified of blood. Once a successful London surgeon, he's now a GP in the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, where he's every bit as eccentric as the villagers he serves
The Alexander romance in Persia and the East( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great of Macedon was no stranger to controversy in his own time. Conqueror of the Greek states, of Egypt and of the Persian Empire as well as many of the principalities of the Indus Valley, he nevertheless became revered as well as vilified. Was he a simply a destroyer of the ancient civilizations and religions of these regions, or was he a hero of the Persian dynasties and of Islam? The conflicting views that were taken of him in the Middle East in his own time and the centuries that followed are still reflected in the tensions that exist between east and west today. The story of Alexander became the subject of legend in the medieval west, but was perhaps even more pervasive in the east. The 'Alexander Romance' was translated into Syriac in the sixth century and may have become current in Persia as early as the third century AD. From these beginnings it reached into the Persian national epic, the "Shahnameh", into Jewish traditions, and into the Qur'an and subsequent Arab romance
The ancient oracles : making the gods speak by Richard Stoneman( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a thousand years, Greeks from all walks of life consulted oracles for guidance received directly from the gods. This colorful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological, and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation
A traveller's history of Turkey by Richard Stoneman( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'A Traveller's History of Turkey' offers a full and accurate portrait of the region from Prehistory right up to the present day. Particular emphasis is given to those aspects of history which have left their mark in the sites and monuments that are still visible today. Modern Turkey is the creation of the present century, but at least seven ancient civilizations had their homes in the region. Turkey also formed a significant part of several empires -- those of Persia, Rome, and Byzantium, before becoming the center of the opulent Ottoman Empire. All of these great cultures have left their marks on the landscape, architecture, and art of Turkey -- a place of bewildering facets where East meets West with a flourish. Richard Stoneman's . . . account covers everything including the legendary Flood of Noah, the early civilization of C̜atal Hüyük seven thousand years before Christ, the treasuries of Troy, Alexander the Great, the Romans, Seljuks, Byzantines, and the Golden Age of the Sultans to the twentieth century's great changes wrought by Kemal Atatürk and the strong position Turkey now holds in the world community." -- Page [4] of cover
Doc Martin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a hard-charging London surgeon, Martin Ellingham didn't need a bedside manner. His patients were unconscious, so he could be as rude and arrogant as he pleased. All that changes when he develops a crippling fear of blood and is forced to give up surgery. Now a GP in a sleepy, picturesque Cornish fishing village, Doc Martin offends everyone in town, including the one person he wants to impress, beautiful teacher Louisa Glasson. Getting her attention proves even more difficult when Louisa's old flame returns to the village and becomes his new rival
Doc Martin by Martin Clunes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these all-new episodes, the doctor continues his practice in the picturesque seaside town of Portwenn, while raising his son with wife Louisa
Ancient historiography on war and empire by Timothy Howe( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient Greek-speaking world, writing about the past meant balancing the reporting of facts with shaping and guiding the political interests and behaviours of the present. 'Ancient Historiography on War and Empire' shows the ways in which the literary genre of writing history developed to guide empires through their wars. Taking key events from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman?empires?, the 17 essays collected here analyse the way events and the accounts of those events interact. 0 0Subjects include: how Greek historians assign nearly divine honours to the Persian King; the role of the tomb cult of Cyrus the Founder in historical narratives of conquest and empire from Herodotus to the Alexander historians; warfare and financial innovation in the age of Philip II and his son, Alexander the Great; the murders of Philip II, his last and seventh wife Kleopatra, and her guardian, Attalos; Alexander the Great?s combat use of eagle symbolism and divination; Plutarch?s juxtaposition of character in the Alexander-Caesar pairing as a commentary on political legitimacy and military prowess, and Roman Imperial historians using historical examples of good and bad rule to make meaningful challenges to current Roman authority. In some cases, the balance shifts more towards the?literary? and in others more towards the?historical?, but what all of the essays have in common is both a critical attention to the genre and context of history-writing in the ancient world and its focus on war and empire
Xerxes : a Persian life by Richard Stoneman( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this lively and comprehensive new biography, Richard Stoneman shows how Xerxes, despite sympathetic treatment by the contemporary Greek writers Aeschylus and Herodotus, had his reputation destroyed by later Greek writers and by the propaganda of Alexander the Great. Stoneman draws on the latest research in Achaemenid studies and archaeology to present the ruler from the Persian perspective."--Publisher's website
The Book of Alexander the Great : a life of the conqueror by Pseudo-Callisthenes( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Alexander is the protagonist of a large number of works in both prose and verse as well as being the hero of countless folktales. The best known of these books in modern Greece is the Book of Alexander the Great (in Greek, He Phyllada tou Megalexantrou). It was first printed in Venice in 1670, though the earliest surviving copy is from the edition of 1699 ... The standard edition for most of the twentieth century was that of A.A. Pallis (1935) ... His edition was based on a nineteenth-century version; in 1977 a new scholarly edition was prepared by G. Veloudis, and this is now the standard ... The 'Middle Greek' version is the proximate source of the Phyllada, which is written in a simple, folksy form of modern Greek rather than the more elevated style of its predecessors."--Introduction, p. vii-ix
Land of lost gods : the search for classical Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om de pionerer og forskere der gennem tiderne har medvirket til opdagelsen af det antikke Grækenland
Palmyra and its empire : Zenobia's revolt against Rome by Richard Stoneman( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context by J. R Morgan( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The pilgrim of hate( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A body is found among a crowd of visitors to Shrewsbury, leaving Cadfael to uncover possible explanations for the death
A literary companion to travel in Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A luminous land : artists discover Greece by Richard Stoneman( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watercolors, paintings, etchings, and drawings inspired by artists' visits to Greece. An anthology of depictions of Greece compiled from private and public collections around the world. The color and b & w images are framed by text which explores the changing attitude of travelers to Greece from medieval to modern times as well as the relationship of artists to Greece, with particular emphasis upon the German painters of the 1830s and their pupils. A number of the selections relate to the historic events surrounding the War of Independence. 9.5x11
The Greek Alexander romance by Pseudo-Callisthenes( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engelse vertaling van de Griekse Alexanderroman (ca. 2e eeuw v.Chr) met wonderverhalen en legendes over Alexander de Grote (356-323 v.Chr.)
A traveller's history of Athens by Richard Stoneman( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Athens has a history stretching back to Mycenaean times. In the fifth century B.C. it became the most significant community for the development of political thought and practice, art and culture that had ever been seen. It still retains a vital influence on the present day." "A Traveller's History of Athens describes the whole history of this great city from mythological and prehistoric times, through its artistic flowering in the classical age; its transformation in Roman times from a major player in world politics to a quiet university city, its decline into ruin and insignificance in the Middle Ages when it became the playground of Crusaders and their successors, the long period of subjection to the Ottoman empire; its recreation as the capital of a new nation in the nineteenth century, and one of the finest neo-classical cities in Europe, its troubled history in the twentieth century and its continuing place in the modern world. Throughout, quotations from contemporary sources enliven and illuminate the text."--Jacket
Daphne into laurel : translations of classical poetry from Chaucer to the present( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alexander the Great : a life in legend
Across the Hellespont : a literary guide to TurkeyThe ancient oracles : making the gods speakA traveller's history of TurkeyLand of lost gods : the search for classical GreecePalmyra and its empire : Zenobia's revolt against RomeGreek fiction : the Greek novel in contextA literary companion to travel in GreeceA luminous land : artists discover Greece
Alternative Names
Stoneman, Richard John 1951-