The Legacy of Alexander
Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda Under the Successors
By (author) A. B. Bosworth
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Legacy of Alexander by A. B. Bosworth
Book DescriptionThis major study by a leading expert is dedicated to the thirty years after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. It deals with the emergence of the Successor monarchies and examines the factors which brought success and failure. Some of the central themes are the struggle for pre-eminence after Alexander's death, the fate of the Macedonian army of conquest, and the foundation of Seleucus' monarchy. Bosworth also examines the statesman and historian Hieronymus of Cardia, concentrating on his treatment of widow burning in India and nomadism in Arabia. Another highlight is the first full analysis of the epic struggle between Antigonus and Eumenes (318-316), one of the most important and decisive campaigns of the ancient world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199285150
(215mm x 139mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. B. Bosworth
Legacy of Alexander, Hardback (October 2002)
This study by examines the colourful and turbulent period after the death of Alexander the Great and the extraordinary people who created the Successor monarchies. It explains how and why Alexander's empire was split up, and investigates the fate of the Macedonian army of conquest.
Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction, Paperback (May 2002)
This work collects together ten contributions by experts in the field of Alexander studies. They span the gamut between historical reconstruction and historiographical research, and viewed as a whole represent a wide spectrum of methodology.
Alexander and the East, Paperback (October 1998)
Between 329 and 325 BC Alexander and his army swept across Central Asia and Pakistan. This text documents Alexander's relations with those he conquered and his concept of personal divinity and universal monarchy. Parallels are drawn with the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander, Hardback (July 1995)» View all books by A. B. Bosworth
This, the second volume of an exhaustive commentary on the work of the historian Arrian, deals with the period 329-326 BC, during the reign of Alexander the Great. It discusses some of the earliest datable evidence on the history of Central Asia and Pakistan.
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Author Biography - A. B. Bosworth
A. B. Bosworth is Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia.
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