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Holt, Frank Lee

Overview
Works: 28 works in 162 publications in 4 languages and 8,631 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Examinations  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Frank Lee Holt
Into the land of bones : Alexander the Great in Afghanistan by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What George W. Bush called the "first war of the twenty-first century" actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Accounts of Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria read eerily like news from our own day. In this book, Frank L. Holt follows Alexander's historical, archaeological, and numismatic legacy back and forth between ancient Bactria and modern Afghanistan. Recounting the plight of the most powerful leader of the time as he led the most sophisticated army of its day into the treacherous world of tribal warlords, Hold describes those grueling campaigns and the impact they had on Alexander, his generals, their troops, and the world. Into the Land of Bones also examines the conflict from the point of view of the local warlords who pushed the invading Greeks to the limits of their endurance - and sometimes beyond, into mania and mutiny. The lively narrative situates the current war in Afghanistan in a broader historical perspective." "Holt explains how the three modern super-powers that have invaded Afghanistan - Britain in the nineteenth century, the Soviets in the twentieth, and the United States in the twenty-first - are continuing the struggle that Alexander began centuries ago. That this legacy continues to play itself out today is a testament to the timeliness of Holt's original account."--Jacket
Alexander the Great and the mystery of the elephant medallions by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To all those who witnessed his extraordinary conquests, from Albania to India, Alexander the Great appeared invincible. How Alexander himself promoted this appearance - how he abetted the belief that he enjoyed divine favor and commanded even the forces of nature against his enemies - is the subject of Frank L. Holt's book." "Solid evidence for the "supernaturalized" Alexander lies in a rare series of medallions that depict the triumphant young king at war against the elephants, archers, and chariots of Rajah Porus of India at the battle of the Hydaspes River. Recovered from Afghanistan and Iraq in sensational and sometimes perilous circumstances, these ancient artifacts have long animated the modern historical debate about Alexander. Holt's book, the first devoted to the mystery of these ancient medallions, takes us into the history of their discovery and interpretation, into the knowable facts of their manufacture and meaning, and, ultimately, into the king's own psyche and his frightening theology of war. The result is a valuable analysis of Alexander history and myth, a vivid account of numismatics, and a look into the age-old mechanics of megalomania."--Jacket
Alexander the Great and Bactria : the formation of a Greek frontier in central Asia by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thundering Zeus : the making of Hellenistic Bactria by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thundering Zeus uses an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to resolve one of the greatest puzzles in all of Hellenistic history. This book explores the remarkable rise of a Greek-ruled kingdom in ancient Bactria (modern Afghanistan) during the third century B.C. Diodotus I and II, whose dynasty emblazoned its coins with the dynamic image of Thundering Zeus, led this historic movement by breaking free of the Seleucid Empire and building a strong independent state in Central Asia. The chronology and crises that defined their reigns have been established here for the first time, and Frank Holt sets this new history into the larger context of Hellenistic studies. The best sources for understanding Hellenistic Bactria are archaeological, and they include a magnificent trove of coins. In addition to giving a history of Bactria, Thundering Zeus provides a catalog of these coins, as well as an introduction to the study of numismatics itself. Holt presents this fascinating material with the precision and acuity of a specialist and with the delight of an admirer, providing an up-to-date full catalog of known Diodotid coinage, and illustrating twenty-three coins
Lost world of the golden king : in search of ancient Afghanistan by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on ancient historical writings, the vast array of information gleaned in recent years from the study of Hellenistic coins, and ... new archaeological evidence newly unearthed in Afghanistan, [the author] sets out to discover the ancient civilization of Bactria ... covers two centuries of Bactria's history, from its colonization by remnants of Alexander the Great's army to the kingdom's collapse following a devastating series of nomadic invasions"--Jacket
The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth from the vanquished to the victor. Invasions, sieges, massacres, annexations, and mass deportations all redistributed property with dramatic consequences for kings and commoners alike. No conqueror ever captured more people or property in so short a lifetime than Alexander the Great in the late fourth century BC. For all its savagery, the creation of Alexander's empire has generally been hailed as a positive economic event for all concerned. Even those harshly critical of Alexander today tend to praise his plundering of Persia as a means of liberating the moribund resources of the East. To test this popular interpretation, The Treasures of Alexander the Great investigates the kinds and quantities of treasure seized by the Macedonian king, from gold and silver to land and slaves. It reveals what became of the king's wealth and what Alexander's redistribution of these vast resources can tell us about his much-disputed policies and personality. Though Alexander owed his vast fortune to war, battle also distracted him from competently managing his spoils and much was wasted, embezzled, deliberately destroyed, or idled unprofitably. The Treasures of Alexander the Great provides a long-overdue and accessible account of Alexander's wealth and its enormous impact on the ancient world"--
Alexander the Great : treasures from an epic era of Hellenism by Dēmētrios Pantermalēs( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Plato's pond : the Greeks and Barbarians in Bactria by Frank Lee Holt( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California bar examinations, 1933-34. Four complete state bar examinations; quoting the decisive principles of law involved, with analyses, authorities, cases, and statutes by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lines of descent from Nathaniel Holt of the third generation by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

3 editions published between 1923 and 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Holt was born in New London, Connecticut 18 July 1683. He married Phebe Tomlin 20 December 1706. They had four children. He died 19 March 1751 in New London. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Connecticut, New York, Virginia, Illinois and Wisconsin
Discovering the lost history of ancient Afghanistan (Hellenistic Bactria)( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alexander medallion : exploring the origins of a unique artefact by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic Bactria (Afghanistan) / Roman Arabia( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Büyük İskender ve fil madalyonlarının sırrı by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history in silver and gold by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ptolemy's Alexandrian postscript by Frank Lee Holt( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alexander the Great at Bactra : a burning question by Frank Lee Holt( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Roman millennium : coins from the Frank L. Holt Collection by Frank Lee Holt( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thundering Zeus: The Making of Hellenistic Bactria (Hellenistic culture and society ; 32) by Frank Lee Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Into the land of bones : Alexander the Great in Afghanistan
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Frank Lee Holt

Holt, F. L. 1954-

Holt, Frank L.

Holt, Frank L. 1954-

Holt, Frank Lee

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Alexander the Great and the mystery of the elephant medallionsAlexander the Great and Bactria : the formation of a Greek frontier in central AsiaThundering Zeus : the making of Hellenistic BactriaThe Greeks in Bactria & India