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This book is an exploration of the process and consequences of the campaigns of Alexander the Great of Macedon (who reigned from 336 to 323 BC), focusing on the effect of his monarchy upon the world of his day. A detailed running narrative of the actual campaigns from the Danube to the Indus is complemented and enlarged upon by thematic studies on the reaction in Greece to Macedonian suzerainty, the administration of the empire, the evolution of the Macedonian army and its role as the instrument of conquest, and on the origins of the ruler cult.
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"A.B. Bosworth has produced a well-written and careful study of Alexander's conquest of the Persian Empire which will appeal to both scholars and an informed reading public." The International History Review
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- Date Published: March 1993
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521406796
- length: 348 pages
- dimensions: 224 x 132 x 21 mm
- weight: 0.42kg
- contains: 11 maps
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. General Narrative:
2. The gaining of Empire (336-323 BC)
3. Epilogue: the shape of things to come
Part II. Thematic Studies: A. Mainland Greece in Alexander's reign
B. Alexander and his Empire
C. Alexander and the army
D. The divinity of Alexander.
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