The Macedonian State: origins, institutions, and history

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Clarendon Press, 1989 - History - 413 pages
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In 338 BC Philip II of Macedon established Macedonian rule over Greece; he was succeeded in 336 by his son Alexander the Great, whose conquests in the twelve years that followed reached as far as the Russian steppes, Afghanistan, and the Punjab, and created the Hellenistic world. The study ofMacedonia has just been completed in three volumes by N. G. L. Hammond, helped by G. T. Griffith and F. W. Walbank. On the basis of that work, (Volume III of which won the Runicman Award, 1989), Professor Hammond now provides in one volume a history of the Macedonian State in action from early timesto 167 BC. The most important concern is the nature of the Macedonian State and its institutions both in Europe and in the Hellenistic kingdoms in Asia and Egypt, on which much new light has been shed by epigraphic and archaeological discoveries. Those institutions have had a profound influence uponsubsequent history. Full references are given to the ancient sources of information and to archaeological, numismatic, and epigraphic articles.

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Contents

THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE I
1
n THE MONARCHY OF THE TEMENID KINGS
16
HI THE MACEDONIANS AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS
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The late N. G. L. Hammond taught Greek at Bristol University and Clare College, Cambridge University. His many books include "Alexander the Great: King, Commander, and Statesman" and the three-volume "A History of Macedonia".

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