Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 26, 1993 - History - 348 pages
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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Scholarly, mildly negative about Alexander; has a basic sketch of his campaigns followed by treatment of specific themes, some rathe technical. Interesting that he believes by the time Alexander ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
5
2 The young Alexander
19
The gaining of empire 336323 BC
25
2 Consolidation in Europe
28
3 First victory
35
4 The Aegean coast summer 334 BC
44
5 From Halicarnassus to Cilicia autumn 334 to summer 333 BC
49
6 The campaign of Issus
55
Epilogue the shape of things to come
174
Thematic Studies
183
A Mainland Greece in Alexanders reign
187
2 Agis III of Sparta and the war for Megalopolis
198
3 Athens under the administration of Lycurgus
204
4 Athens and the advent of Harpalus
215
5 The Exiles Decree and its effects
220
B Alexander and his empire
229

7 The conquest of the Syrian coast 332 BC
64
8 The occupation of Egypt winter 3321 BC
68
9 The campaign of Gaugamela
74
10 Babylonia and Persis winter 3310 BC
85
11 The occupation of Eastern Iran
94
the downfall of Philotas
101
13 The conquest of the Northeast Frontier
104
14 The advance to India
119
15 The campaign of the Hydaspes
125
16 From the Hydaspes to the Southern Ocean
130
17 The march through Gedrosia
139
18 From Carmania to Susa
146
19 The final year
158
2 Financial administration
241
3 The new foundations
245
4 The Greeks of Asia Minor
250
C Alexander and the army
259
333323 BC
266
3 The use of oriental troops
271
4 The structure of command
273
D The divinity of Alexander
278
Appendices
291
Bibliography
295
2 Modern authors
300
Index
315
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