UALR history professor publishes book

Dr. Edward Anson head shot

Internationally renowned scholar and University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor Dr. Edward Anson had a second edition of his book, “Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians,” released this summer.

Published by Brill Academic, the book is extensively revised from his 2004 edition, with new cuneiform material and a bibliography that includes 80 new entries.

“It has been a decade since the first edition, and much new research has been added since the original,” Anson said.

Eumenes of Cardia was a royal secretary who became a major contender for power after the death of Alexander the Great and was close to securing control of the Asian remnants of Alexander’s empire. Anson’s book argues that, despite traditional telling, Eumenes’ defeat and death were not caused by the fact that he had Greek rather than Macedonian origins.

The book may be purchased at Brill Academic and Barnes and Noble. The UALR Ottenheimer library also holds a copy.

Additionally, Anson had three chapters published in books this summer:

• “Alexander at the Beas” in “East and West in the Empire of Alexander:    Essays in Honour of Brian Bosworth” by Oxford University Press
• “‘Shock and Awe’ à la Alexander the Great” in “The Many Faces of          War” by Oxford University Press
• “Counter-Insurgency: The Lessons of Alexander the Great” in “Greece, Macedon, and Persia: Studies in Social, Political and          Military History, A Festschrift honoring Waldemar Heckel” by Oxbow Books

Anson has published more than 50 encyclopedia articles, 14 book chapters, and more than 30 peer-reviewed articles.

His recently published books, “Alexander the Great: Themes and Issues” and “Alexander’s Heirs: The Age of the Diadochi,” was called “essential for all college and university libraries” by the American Library Association.

Anson is renowned for his work and study of fourth century B.C. Greek history. He is acclaimed by scholars all over the world for his area of specialization in the era of Alexander the Great and his successors.

His degrees include a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Drake University.

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