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Tarn, W. W. (William Woodthorpe) 1869-1957

Overview
Works: 107 works in 811 publications in 8 languages and 9,180 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Naval history  Military history  Juvenile works  Fiction  Sources  Fairy tales  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Performer, Other, Editor
Classifications: DF77, 913.38
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Most widely held works about W. W Tarn
 
Most widely held works by W. W Tarn
Hellenistic civilisation by W. W Tarn( Book )

214 editions published between 1927 and 1978 in 6 languages and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive picture of the Hellenistic period, which covered the three centuries between the death of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Roman Empire by Augustus. This was the period when the civilization which had originated in Greece permeated the whole of the ancient world. Beginning with an historical outline of the era, the author continues with descriptive and interpretive chapters on all aspects of Hellenistic life: political forms; social and economic conditions in the Greek cities; Hellenism in Asia and Egypt and its contacts with an influences on the Jews; and the status of trade, exploration, literature, learning, science, art, philosophy and religion
Alexander the Great by W. W Tarn( Book )

83 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oprindelig fra 1948
The Greeks in Bactria & India by W. W Tarn( Book )

104 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic military & naval developments by W. W Tarn( Book )

51 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The three lectures here published are the Lee-Knowles lectures in military history for 1929-30, delivered at Trinity college, Cambridge."
Antigonos Gonatas by W. W Tarn( Book )

47 editions published between 1913 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient ships by Cecil Torr( Book )

12 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavian, Antony, and Cleopatra by W. W Tarn( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hellenistic age; aspects of Hellenistic civilization by J. B Bury( Book )

22 editions published between 1923 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the landscape, people, animals, food, sports, and culture of the country of Nigeria
The treasure of the isle of mist by W. W Tarn( Book )

26 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of Fiona who lives on the Isle of Skye, and who sets out on a quest for faery treasure and encounters adventure and magic
Die Kultur der hellenistischen Welt by W. W Tarn( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great by W. W Tarn( Book )

26 editions published between 1945 and 1979 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir William Woodthorpe Tarn (1869-1957) was a British ancient historian who wrote numerous works on the Hellenistic world. Tarn's Alexander the Great, first published in two volumes during 1948, has become a classic text and its importance for subsequent Alexander studies can hardly be exaggerated. Based on a lifetime's work and elegantly and persuasively written, both volumes evoked immediate admiration - and very soon sharp reaction. Volume I presents a 'comependious' narrative of Alexander's life and achievements; volume II focuses on providing a detailed analysis of sources and discussion relating to key historical cruces. This is a fascinating work that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the writings of Tarn, ancient history and Alexander the Great. -- from back cover
Alexander the Great and the unity of mankind by W. W Tarn( Book )

14 editions published between 1933 and 1935 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great by W. W Tarn( Book )

24 editions published between 1945 and 2002 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarn's Alexander the Great, first published in 1948, has become a classic and its importance for subsequent Alexander studies can hardly be exaggerated. Based on a lifetime's work and elegantly and persuasively written, both volumes evoked immediate admiration - and very soon sharp reaction. Little has in face appeared on Alexander over the last thirty years that has not been directly related to Tarn's book. Especially Volume II, with its detailed analysis of the sources and discussion of the main historical cruces - such as Cleitarchus' date, the status of the Greek cities, Alexander's deification, his supposed plans for a world-kingdom and the famous thesis that he sought to realise the 'brotherhood of mankind' - has itself inspired scores of books and articles. For the scholar both volumes are indispensable and their re-appearance is to be warmly welcomed. -- from back cover
Alexander der Große : erster und zweiter Band by W. W Tarn( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seleucid-Parthian studies by W. W Tarn( Book )

11 editions published between 1930 and 1932 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La civilización helenística by W. W Tarn( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skye; the island & its legends by Otta F Swire( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fabulous treasury of legend and wonder; tales of monsters who dwell in lakes, of small people who trap humans in earthen mounds where time stands still; of dark, shape-shifting spirits whose cloak of human form is betrayed by the sand and shells which fall from their hair. In the absence of a written tradition, for generations of Skianachs, these tales, handed down orally, contained the very warp and weft of Hebridean history. They take us far beyond Christian times, to the edge of the Iron Age, and interweave with threads from the wider Atlantic tradition of Gaelic heroic myth and legend.--
From Republic to Empire : the Roman civil war, 44 B.C.-27 B.C. by W. W Tarn( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavian, Antonius und Kleopatra by W. W Tarn( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hellenistic age; aspects of Hellenistic civilization, treated by J.B. Bury ... E.A. Barber ... Edwyn Bevan ... and W.W. Tarn( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Greeks in Bactria & India
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The Greeks in Bactria & IndiaHellenistic military & naval developmentsAlexander the GreatLa civilización helenística
Alternative Names
Tarn-Charlesworth, .. 1869-1957

Tarn, V.

Tarn, W. W.

Tarn, W. W. 1869-1957

Tarn, W. W. William Woodthorpe 1869-1957

Tarn, William.

Tarn, William 1869-1957

Tarn, William W.

Tarn, William W. 1869-1957

Tarn, William Woodthorpe

Tarn, William Woodthorpe 1869-1957

Tarn, William Woodthorpe 1869-1957 Sir

Tarn, William Woodthorpe, Sir, 1869-1957

Tarn, William Woodthrope 1869-1957

William Woodthorpe Tarn britischer Althistoriker

William Woodthorpe Tarn britischer Althistoriker und Schriftsteller

William Woodthorpe Tarn Brits historicus (1869-1957)

Woodthorpe Tarn, William 1869-1957

Тарн, Уильям

Уилям Тарн

تارن، و. و 1869-1957

تارن، و. و. (وليم وودثورب)، 1869-1957

تارن، و. و. (وليم وودثورپ)، 1869-1957

ウィリアム・ウッドソープ・ターン

ターン, W. W

Languages
English (625)

German (29)

French (17)

Spanish (10)

Italian (5)

Polish (3)

Russian (2)

Arabic (1)