The Macedonian State: Origins, Institutions, and History

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662 macedonian stateIn 338 B.C. Philip II of Macedon established Macedonian rule over Greece. He was succeeded in 336 B.C. by his son Alexander the Great, whose conquests during the next twelve years reached as far as the Russian steppes, Afghanistan, and the Punjab, thus creating the Hellenistic world.

Based on his earlier work, a first-ever comprehensive history of ancient Macedonia, this abridgement now provides, in one volume, a history of the Macedonian State from early times to 167 B.C. Using recent epigraphic and archaeological discoveries, he offers new insight into the nature of the Macedonian State and its institutions both in Europe and in the Hellenistic kingdoms of Asia and Egypt.

 "[A] marvelous contribution to ancient historiography. Will be the premiere book for some time to come in the evolving new area of Macedonian history."--D. McCaffrey, Providence College

 "It is very good to have anything by Hammond available in an accessible, inexpensive format, especially this work, perhaps the closest thing we shall have to a Macedonian Staatsrecht."--Paul B. Harvey, Jr., Pennsylvania State University

"Several generations of scholars and general readers have found his work and his conception of Macedonian monarchy a compelling one and The Macedonian State makes this view accessible to a variety of readers in this densely-packed, well-organized and yet relatively brief book."--Ancient History Bulletin

"Hammond knows Macedonia, the archaeological material, and the written sources extremely well."-- Greece and Rome

"Very useful....authoritative."--History


Product Details

  • Author: N. G. L. Hammond
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0198149271
  • Published on: 1993-02-25
  • Original language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  •  440 pages
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