New PDF release: Age of Conquests: The Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian

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By Angelos Chaniotis

ISBN-10: 1846682967

ISBN-13: 9781846682964

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The historical global that Alexander the nice reworked in his lifetime was once remodeled once again via his demise. The imperial dynasties of his successors included and reorganized the fallen Persian empire, making a new land empire stretching from the shorelines of the Mediterranean to as a ways east as Bactria. In outdated Greece a delicate stability of energy was once consistently disturbed by means of wars. Then, from the past due 3rd century, the army and diplomatic energy of Rome successively defeated and dismantled each one of the post-Alexandrian political buildings.

The Hellenistic interval (c. 323-30 BC) used to be then certainly one of fragmentation, violent antagonism among huge states, and struggles through small polities to preserve an phantasm of independence. but it used to be additionally a interval of development, prosperity, and highbrow fulfillment. an unlimited community unfold of alternate, impact and cultural touch, from Italy to Afghanistan and from Russia to Ethiopia, enriching and enlivening centres of wealth, energy and highbrow ferment.

From Alexander the Great's early days development an empire, through wars with Rome, rampaging pirates, Cleopatra's dying and the Jewish diaspora, correct as much as the dying of Hadrian, Chaniotis examines the social constructions, monetary developments, political upheaval and technological development of an period that spans 5 centuries and the place, probably, modernity began.

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