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21. The Hellenistic World from Alexander
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22. The Genius of Alexander the Great
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23. Historical Sources in Translation:
24. Alexander and the Hellenistic
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25. From the End of the Peloponnesian
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26. The Army of Alexander the Great
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27. Alexander: Invincible King of
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28. Bright Balkan Morning: Romani
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30. Macedonia: Warlords and Rebels
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31. The Yugoslav Wars (2): Bosnia,
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32. Alexander the Great: Murder In
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33. Greek and Macedonian Art of War
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34. Women and Monarchy in Macedonia
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36. A History of Macedonia (Hellenistic
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37. Sojourners and Settlers: The Macedonian
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38. Alexander the Great: The Conqueror
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39. Alexander's Empire
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21. The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest: A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (30 November, 1981)
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5-0 out of 5 stars the Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest
This is a very handy, useful, and well-chosen representative selection of original sources on the Hellenistic World translated into English. The sources effectively illustrate various aspects of political history, the nature and range of institutions, characteristics of society, and facets ofthe economy in the period from Alexander the Great to the accession of Romeas a Mediterranean power (end of the second century BC.). The book's scopeis widespread not only in the subjects chosen and the lengthy era covered,but also in the very inclusive representation of locations: Sources fromGreece, the Aegean, Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, and even Bactria are includedin this volume. The extensive array of sources includes literary evidence,inscriptions, and papyri. The book includes well-written and cogentcommentaries and bibliography for each source, a general bibliography,maps, tables of rulers, chronological tables, an index to sources, and ageneral index. There is cross-referencing to specific literature relatingboth to the texts, and the subjects. The general introduction is helpfuland enlightening. I liked this book because it is valuable source both forinstructors and students providing comprehensive access to material notreadily available to the non-specialist reader. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 281-146 B.C    2. 281-146 B.C.    3. Ancient - General    4. Ancient - Greece    5. Greece    6. History    7. History - General History    8. History: World    9. Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B    10. Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B.C.    11. Sources    12. Greece--History--Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B.C.--Sources    13. History / Ancient / General    14. World history: BCE to c 500 CE   


22. The Genius of Alexander the Great
by The University of North Carolina Press
Paperback (05 August, 1998)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Hammond's Alexander - A Perfect King?
In recent years, there has been a positive fashion for writing about Alexander the Great, particularly after the mid-century arguments from scholars who wanted to view him either as an evil tyrant, or a sort of proto-Christian examplar of conquering chivalry.Hammond's book is obviously part of this all-or-nothing trend in Alexander studies.
5-0 out of 5 stars Well-Detailed, Highly Entertaining And Informative.
Few figures in the history of the world have attained the mythical status and timeless quality of Alexander The Great. The man and myth continue to fuel the imagination of every new generation. This is no surprise when one reads about the man's achievements and how they changed the world. The lore of the story relies in the classic, epic sense of adventure that courses through it, it is a tale that takes us through various cultures, characters and to the stretches of the known world. N.G.L. Hammond is clearly an admirer of Alexander and tells his story here with the flare of homage and reverence. "The Genius Of Alexander The Great" gives us a story of boldness and the quest for knowledge and truth. Alexander comes off as a highly intelligent, cultured commander who embarks on a quest to defeat a mammoth Persian empire and bring Greek culture into the civilisations of Asia and beyond and to also introduce their cultures to the Greeks and Macedonians. Hammond describes in great detail the battles Alexander wins against Persian king Darius, who is ruler of the world before the Macedonian king steps ashore. The book is also a fascinating exploration of Greek history, taking us deep into the cultural traditions and aspects of Alexander's world. One realizes you cannot judge Alexander by the standards of our time, this is one figure that demands to be judged by the standards of his own time and era. If one takes the book to heart with careful attention, you realize what sets Alexander apart from conquerors like Caesar, Napoleon and Hannibal is that his goal was simply to achieve a sort of greatness in the style of Achilles ("The Iiliad" was a constant companion during the Asiatic campaign). Hammond's book is also a wonderful gallery of characters. The most memorable aside from Alexander would have to be his free-spirited mother Olympias, who here is depicted dancing wildly in Dionysian cults, handling snakes and indulging herself in orgiastic rituals such as the "Bacchae." There is also Alexander's talented, brilliant father Philip, the philosopher Aristotle and others. It's evident that Alexander lived in special times for the history of civilisation and he was simply there to add his mark. And Hammond writes it all with a novelistic style that engrosses the reader and transports you there clearly and vividly. From Macedonia and Persia to Egypt and India, Hammond takes us on a journey to understand how there are daring, epic moments in history that live on forever. A wonderful read and memorable book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book on a great historical figure.
This is the last book written by Prof. Hammond on ATG and it really is a nice piece of work. Some people may claim that he tends to over-glorify Alexander but I don't believe so. His analysis is very balanced and his criticism is not based on 20th Century values and ideals, which is a problem with other authors on the same subject.Read more

Subjects:  1. Ancient - Greece    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Historical - General    6. Military    7. Biography & Autobiography / Historical    8. Biography: general    9. Military life & institutions    10. biography; ancient history; Macedonia; Mediterranean; Asia Minor; Indus Valley; classics;   


23. Historical Sources in Translation: The Hellenistic Period
by Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
As an architectural book editor, I find this book an excellent referencefor biographical data, architectural terms, and historical context. It'sconcise enough to give me just the bit of information I need when doing afact-check or making sure a term is used properly. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ancient - General    2. Ancient - Greece    3. Europe - General    4. General    5. Greece    6. Hellenism    7. History    8. History - General History    9. History: World    10. Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B.C.    11. Mediterranean Region    12. Sources    13. To 476    14. Ancient Greece    15. Ancient World    16. European history: BCE to c 500 CE    17. GREECE_HISTORY_TO 146 B.C.    18. History / Ancient / Greece    19. MEDITERRANEAN REGION_HISTORY    20. World history: BCE to c 500 CE   


24. Alexander and the Hellenistic World
by Edgar Kent Inc
Paperback (June, 1984)
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Subjects:  1. 356-323 B.C    2. Alexander,    3. Civilization    4. Greece    5. History    6. Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C    7. To 146 B.C    8. the Great,    9. Alexander   


25. From the End of the Peloponnesian War to the Battle of Ipsus (Translated Documents of Greece and Rome)
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (26 April, 1985)
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Subjects:  1. Ancient - General    2. Ancient - Greece    3. Greece    4. History    5. History - General History    6. History: World    7. Macedonian Expansion, 359-323    8. Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C.    9. Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B.C.    10. Sources    11. Spartan and Theban Supremacies    12. Spartan and Theban Supremacies, 404-362 B.C.    13. Greece--History--Spartan and Theban Supremacies, 404-362 B.C.--Sources    14. History / Ancient / General    15. World history: BCE to c 500 CE   


26. The Army of Alexander the Great (Men at Arms Series, 148)
by Osprey Publishing
Paperback (26 March, 1992)
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2-0 out of 5 stars This Osprey doesn't hold the measure!
This Osprey doesen't have the quality as former Osprey books i have read.
2-0 out of 5 stars Some severe problems....
These Osprey books usually are pretty accurate....But this one is a rare exception.The order-of-battle information is OK, but when it comes to clothes and weapons of Alexander's troops, Sekunda is off in left field.He relies almost exclusively on the so-called "Alexander Sarcophagus".This was carved for a Phoenician client-king by imported Greek artists, and the protrayal of Macedonian troops on it seems to have been strongly affected by old Greek artistic conventions, e.g. "heroic nudity".Sekunda can't quite bring himself to believe that Macedonian infantry fought stark naked, but he does accept other features of these carvings that are strongly contradicted by the literary sources. The worst error is his claim that Alexander's infantry all used the old "Argive" or "hoplite" shield, which would make it impossible for them to use both hands to hold their long pikes. The illustrator has neatly dodged this issue by showing all the Macedonians fighting with only their swords in skirmishing or urban-warfare scenes.If you really want to know how Alexander's troops looked, find a copy of Duncan Head's ARMIES OF THE MACEDONIAN AND PUNIC WARS (1982) with has a much more complete treatment based on a variety of sources.

5-0 out of 5 stars An area that desperately needs more researchers!!
The army of Alexander would seem to be an excellent topic for a book. Yet, this is the only one in existence that documents colours as well as weapons/tactics etc. The art is quite superb. A unique book, delving into an area that despeartely needs more researchers! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. History    2. History - Military / War    3. History, Military    4. History: World    5. Macedonia    6. Military - General    7. Military Science    8. Military art and science    9. Military history    10. Ancient Greece    11. European history: BCE to c 500 CE    12. History / Military / General    13. Land forces & warfare    14. Weapons & equipment   


27. Alexander: Invincible King of Macedonia (Military Profiles)
by Potomac Books
Paperback (May, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Alexander: Invicible King -- Indispensable Book
This slim, 107-page book is superbly written and obviously based on a lifetime devoted to the study of Alexander.Yet, this in-depth understanding of the man and his accomplishments does not slow down the pace of the book.Peter is able to keep the fruits of his exaustive research in a supporting role, never letting it impeed or slow the velocity of Alexander's story, which is fitting.Peter provides just enough detail to explain the importance of each of Alexander's actions and how they were achieved.This is important because I really didn't believe so much insight could be packed into such a small book.Another point, Peter firmly roots Alexander in Macedonia, with its history, politics, traditions and expectations of leadership.Quickly, the reader comes to view the situation as a Macedonian, not a Greek.This distinction is important in understanding Alexander in context of his historical period and cultural background.Given Peter's preparation, the reader will understand that Alexander could become a god in the eyes of his contemporaries, given his unsurpassed military and political accomplishments.I will leave the superlatives to Peter. Within twenty pages you will know in detail that Alexander was superbly prepared for greatness.In another twenty, how Alexander turned his excellent preparation into an unmatched string of victories.Never once does the author loose sight of the man himself.If Alexander seems unapproachable and on a pedestal, it is because he deserves to be there.Peter's genious is to avoid the inclination to dislodge Alexander.Instead, Peter tries to bring us up to Alexander's level and into his world.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Look at Alexander
This concise, vivid retelling of Alexander's life is simply without equal.As both an accomplished historian and a military man (and, for that matter, a Greek-American), Tsouras is uniquely qualified to write on the subject; as a result, he's produced an analytical military biography to rank alongside the work of J.F.C. Fuller.Yet, for all the insight, there isn't a dry page in this book.In less than a hundred pages, the author catches the color and fire of a lost world, reminding us why Alexander remains a mythical presence in remote parts where American soldiers are fighting today.One of those sudden geniuses whose appearance changes the world, Alexander has long fascinated a wide range of intellects (beginning with his teacher, Aristotle), and it would seem that nothing new could be added to the library of works that exist on the subject.What Tsouras adds to the Alexandrine story is clarity.Writing for a series that might be called "brief military lives" forced authorial selectivity on the work.The result is not only the most lucid biography available of Alexander the Great, but one of the clearest, most readable biographies of any of the figures of antiquity.The writers of the classical age, from playwrights down to Plutarch, understood the art of capturing the total character in the gesture or the sculpted sentence.Tsouras has produced a highly readable biography that needs not one additional word, but couldn't spare one he included.It's a fine read, more relevant than one might at first think.And, if nothing else, with a big-budget Hollywood "sword-and-sandal" bio-pic of Alexander on the way, it's worth the while of any intelligent reader/viewer to learn about the man himself before settling down with the popcorn.Finally, I have to add that I've been a fan of Tsouras's broad body of work for years.I make no pretense of being anything less than a great admirer of his books--and only wish I could persuade still more readers to give him a try.His biography of Alexander is a great place to start. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 356-323 B.C    2. 356-323 B.C.    3. Alexander,    4. Ancient - General    5. Ancient - Greece    6. Biography & Autobiography    7. Biography / Autobiography    8. Biography/Autobiography    9. Historical - General    10. Middle East - Egypt    11. Military    12. Military leadership    13. the Great,    14. Ancient Greece    15. Ancient World    16. Biography & Autobiography / Military    17. Biography: historical    18. European history: BCE to c 500 CE    19. World history   


28. Bright Balkan Morning: Romani Lives and the Power of Music in Greek Macedonia
by Wesleyan University Press
Paperback (09 December, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary
This book is, in a word, extraordinary; so is the accompanying CD recording, which gives in addition to music of the Macedonian Romany people, a slice of their life in cafes and markets. One hears their daily activities, the sale of pita, and various wares, as well as juke boxes and street sounds as the Mahala awakens.
5-0 out of 5 stars Bright Balkan Morning = Late Chicago Night!
Last night I planned to read this book for just a few minutes before going to sleep.Hours later, instead of sleeping I was transformed into the world of the Balkan Roma musicians and their incredible culture!I simply couldn't put this amazing book down.I love the stories and interviews with the old musicians, the informative history of the Roma people and their culture, the full-of-life photos, and the CD with soundscapes.All these pieces combine to give the reader a great view of a people and their heritage, and one that has been largely overlooked in the past.I found the work ethic of the musicians described in this book to be very inspirational.To be able to play all kinds of requests for days on end is really something to admire.Musicians of any genre could learn a whole lot from reading about the musicians in this book.Years ago, these authors turned me on to the subculture of polka in the USA (and made a polkaholic out of me) with their super "Polka Happiness" book.They have clearly done it again - informed the world about an incredibly rich culture that was largely hidden from view.

5-0 out of 5 stars Big Fat Roma Music Book
This book responds to my interest in the social context of folk music and dance. The focus was on the lives of the people who make the music, in this case the Roma of Jumaya (Iriklia) in Greek Macedonia. The writers give you quite a rounded view, describing how the music is performed, at what kinds of events, how people relate to the music and each other, how the musicians see themselves and their occupation and how making a living as a Roma musician fits into Greek society. There is also a strong sense of history and how things have changed over time in many ways - the history of Roma in Greece and other Balkan countries, the specific history of Roma in Jumaya, and the stories of individual musicians and their families. The consistently positive way that the writers approach their subject is also refreshing - they describe how Roma have used music to survive and, in some cases, prosper, and how in doing so they have contributed to the multi-layered fabric of Greek-Macedonian ethnic identities.Read more

Subjects:  1. Ethnomusicology    2. Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional    3. Genres & Styles - International    4. Greece    5. Gypsy music    6. History & Criticism - General    7. History and criticism    8. Macedonia    9. Music    10. Music/Songbooks    11. Reference    12. Romanies    13. Social life and customs    14. Folk music    15. Music / General    16. Social groups & communities    17. Photography    18. Photojournalism   


29. Beholding the Sacred Mysteries: Programs of the Byzantine Sanctuary (Monographs on the Fine Arts, 56)
by University of Washington Press
Hardcover (March, 1999)
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Subjects:  1. Architecture, Byzantine    2. Art    3. Art & Art Instruction    4. Christian art and symbolism    5. Christianity - History - General    6. Early Christian And Byzantine Art    7. European    8. History - Medieval    9. Macedonia (Republic)    10. Medieval, 500-1500    11. Religious    12. Sacred space    13. Byzantine art    14. Europe   


30. Macedonia: Warlords and Rebels in the Balkans
Hardcover (10 September, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good work
The book is unbiased piece of history from the last conflict on Balkan. Very good insight in the history of Macedonians and Albanians. Powerfull description of the events before and during the conflict. There is not many books on this subject and that will increase the historical value of this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sorting it all out
Macedonia has a long, complex and contested history, but it seems that, paradoxically, "current events" are the most pertinent.Macedonia probably appeared above the horizon for the average citizen outside of the Balkans in the 1990s, and then it was probably tempting to just put the country in the same category as Bosnia.Phillips, in his thorough profile of the country, distinguishes Macedonia's recent development as an independent country from the history of its neighbors, and he does an excellent job of relating local, Macedonian issues to larger, Balkan and European problems.The book is readable and very informative, and visitors to the area will find it very valuable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Review
A good, medium level overview of the situation in an area which has not recently been in the news.Worth buying. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ancient - General    2. Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics    3. History    4. History - General History    5. History: World    6. History / General    7. Bargain   


31. The Yugoslav Wars (2): Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia 1992 - 2001 (Elite)
by Osprey Publishing
Paperback (28 November, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. History    2. History - Military / War    3. Military    4. Military - General    5. Bosnia-Herzegovina    6. European history: postwar, from c 1945 -    7. History / Military / General    8. Warfare & Defence    9. Yugoslavia & former Yugoslavia   


32. Alexander the Great: Murder In Babylon
by Virgin Books
Hardcover (01 December, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An absolute page-turner
I'm a great admirer of Alexander the Great, and own practically every book written about him. However, this is the first book that focuses exclusively on studying in depth the mystery of his untimely death. Phillips' book reads like an Agatha Christe muder mystery, only this time it's a real event that changed the course of history. I could not stop reading it, savoring every chapter as the author closes in on his murderer and the reasons behind it. At the end, the author convinces you that Alexander was really mudered and gives you ample reasons to accept the culprit he has uncovered. It's an absolute success of a murder mystery. I highly recommend it to both history and crime mystery buffs.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for Oliver Stone fans!
I was able to get a copy of 'Alexander the Great" while visiting England recently and anyone who sees Oliver Stone's Alexander movie should read this book.It offers a scholarly insight into Alexander the Great's life and the power-plays that went on within his court.It is easy to read for the layperson but is extremely well researched.This book should also appeal to those who are looking for a good murder mystery.I don't know how many historians will agree with the author's conclusions, but it is certain to keep them eagerly turning the pages.I give this book top marks. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 356-323 B.C    2. Alexander,    3. Ancient - Greece    4. Biography    5. Biography & Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Generals    8. Greece    9. Historical - General    10. History    11. History - General History    12. Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C    13. the Great,    14. Ancient Greece    15. European history: BCE to c 500 CE    16. True Crime / Murder    17. True crime   


33. Greek and Macedonian Art of War
by University of California Press
Paperback (01 February, 1962)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Quick Read On Ancient Warfare
F. E. Adcock's main theme in these lecture is to elucidate in an easy to read book how Greeks and Macedonians applied their minds to the art of war.It covers battle tactics and military strategy from the age of city-states' phalanxes of spearmen to the more complicated combined operations of highly efficient land and sea forces in the Hellenistic Age.He explains how the art of war gradually evolved into new formations used by such imminent commanders as Epaminondas, Philip of Macedon and Alexander The Great.He describes the first use of cavalry, and recounts the ingenious use of siege craft used by the Greeks to great effect.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to Greek warfare
This book is a little gem. It is the transcription of a series of lessons, each of which covers an aspect of Greek Warfare from the Heroic Age to the Ellenistic Kingdoms.Although short, the book is exhaustive and definitely worth buying for both the military enthusiast and the general reader. The only criticism I might make is that there are no illustrations; this makes it difficult to visualize the chapter on naval warfare. For this reson, the book should be read together with the "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Warfare" by Warry.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Concise Compendium of Classical Combat
Adcock gives an all-too-brief overview of Hellenic and Hellenistic military art.He begins with the city-state at war and then devotes chapters to infantry and naval matters.Next he turns to the moreHellenistic topics of cavalry, elephants, and siegecraft.He then gives usa chapter on strategy, and concludes with a chapter on generalship.Thebook was an interesting read, and I got to the last page far too soon. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ancient - Greece    2. Greece    3. History    4. History - Military / War    5. History, Military    6. Macedonia    7. Military - General    8. Military art and science    9. To 146 B.C    10. To 1500    11. Ancient Greece    12. History / Ancient / General    13. Warfare & Defence   


34. Women and Monarchy in Macedonia (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture)
by University of Oklahoma Press
Hardcover (June, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars same quality as Heckel's Marshals
If you liked Heckel's book "Marshals of Alexander", you will like this one too. Beth Carney writes good, short biographies of the important women that were around in Alexander's time. I might disagree on deatils with her view e.g. on Roxane, but this is a thorough, serious and especially very readable scholarly study. I have waited two years since its publication before I bought it. I wished I had not. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ancient - General    2. Ancient - Greece    3. Ancient World History    4. Biography    5. History    6. History - General History    7. History: World    8. Macedonia    9. Queens    10. Women    11. Women - Ancient History    12. Women in public life    13. Women's Studies - General    14. Women's Studies - History    15. European history (ie other than Britain & Ireland)    16. Women's studies    17. World history: BCE to c 500 CE   


35. The Balkan Economies c.1800-1914: Evolution without Development (Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History)
by Cambridge University Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars Balkan Economic History in Comparative Perspective
Palairet's contribution to the Balkan Economic history is the sixth volume of the Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic history series. The series are described as a new initiative in the writing of the economic historydictated by the concerns of the history of economic performance, output andproductivity with a direct reference to the evolutions and impacts ofeconomic growth or stagnation. The volumes are mentioned as written in linewith the mainstream of the series. As far as Palairet's volume isconcerned, his outcome, which is basically derived from a long termcomparative analysis of the performance of the Balkan economies, reconcileswith this phenomenon. His deductive, in-depth study of the Balkan economiesfrom early 19th century until 1914, suggests a deploring performance ratherthan growth, though agricultural production steadily increased, a level ofindustrialisation attained, nevertheless per capita output and income nevercaught up the levels of the pre-modern and pre-liberation times. Thepre-liberation times overlapped with the sovereignty of the Ottoman rulefor most of the Balkan states except Serbia enjoying an independent statusafter 1815. Such a long term overall comparative analysis requiresperiodization which is strictly reflected in the chapter formation of thebook. During the period under consideration, Balkan economies had passedthrough two institutional transformation, the first being the breakdown ofthe Ottoman decentralised administrative structre, which was major pusheffect of the Balkan economic growth and the second, the emergence of theindependent balkan states which curtailed down the economic development.Agriculture production had severely been hit by the subsistence farming,already set up by the self governments to establish a peasant power basefor the new regime. The textile proto-industries could not be able tosustain out-put levels and the market share of the pre-liberation era. I doreally impressed by the author's in-depth analysis of the Balkan economies,utilising both the qualitative and the quantitative data, covering almost,as far as we assume, all the primary and secondary sources on BalkanEconomic History. Essential feature of the book is to indicate howcontraversial is to associate Ottoman political structre with stagnation,underdevelopment and retrogression. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Economic Conditions    5. Economic History    6. 20th century    7. Balkan Peninsula--Economic conditions    8. Bosnia-Herzegovina    9. Bulgaria    10. Business & Economics / Economic History    11. Macedonia    12. Montenegro    13. Serbia    14. Southeast Europe    15. c 1800 to c 1900   


36. A History of Macedonia (Hellenistic Culture and Society, Vol 5)
by University of California Press
Paperback (22 February, 1993)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb scholarly piece of work about Ancient Greek Macedonia
For all those interested in a substantiated unbiased piece of academic work about ancient Macedonia this book is nothing short of superb!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very informative book!
This book is a very good introduction to the history of Macedonia (which, by the way, has nothing to do with the so-called Slavic country of FYROM "Macedonia" today) I found the reading enjoyable. This book is a great buy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
This is a very scholarly and wonderful book about the history of Macedonia. For those interested in Phillip II and his son Alexander the Great, this book gives a general history of the period and of the people involved. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ancient - Greece    2. Ancient Greece - History    3. History - General History    4. History: World    5. Ancient Greece    6. European history: BCE to c 500 CE    7. History / Ancient / General    8. Social history   


37. Sojourners and Settlers: The Macedonian Community in Toronto to 1940 (Reprints in Canadian History)
by University of Toronto Press
Paperback (31 July, 1995)
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Isbn: 0802072402
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Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Archaeology / Anthropology    3. Canada - General    4. History: World    5. Canada    6. History    7. History / Canada   


38. Alexander the Great: The Conqueror
by Thunder Bay Press
Hardcover (09 February, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. 356-323 B.C    2. Alexander,    3. Ancient - Greece    4. Biography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Generals    7. Greece    8. Historical - General    9. History    10. History: World    11. Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C    12. Military    13. the Great,    14. History / Ancient / Egypt    15. Sale Books   


39. Alexander's Empire
by Adamant Media Corporation
Paperback (31 January, 2002)
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Subjects:  1. History / Ancient / General    2. History,Ancient History,Alexander the Great,Macedonia,Diadochi,John Pentland Mahaffy,Arthur Gilman   


40. Alexander the Great
by Routledge
Paperback (01 February, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of material
Everything you could want to know about the problems and controversies affecting Alexander will be found in this book.A gem of a book, a must for anyone interested in Greek history.

2-0 out of 5 stars unbalanced
This volume contains some interesting articles. Some submissions (Brunt pages 45-51; Narain pages 161-167) are truly rewarding and interesting. But others (Worthington pages 303-316) are just a waste of paper and ink. In general, the editor of this compilation of academic articles seems to lack empathy with the Ancient world to truly understand what he is dealing with. So the whole collection is unbalanced - in quality, perspective, scientific approach. Only readers who are already very familiar with academic studies about Alexander should be able to make a sharp distinction between the worthwile articles and the rubbish.Read more

Subjects:  1. 356-323 B.C    2. Alexander,    3. Ancient - General    4. Ancient - Greece    5. Biography    6. Biography / Autobiography    7. Generals    8. Greece    9. Historical - General    10. History    11. History: World    12. Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C    13. Military    14. the Great,    15. Ancient Greece    16. Biography: historical    17. European history: BCE to c 500 CE    18. History / Ancient / General    19. Political leaders & leadership   


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