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In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon / Edition 1

In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon / Edition 1

by Eugene N. Borza Eugene N. Borza
ISBN-10:
0691008809
ISBN-13:
9780691008806
Pub. Date:
09/28/1992
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
ISBN-10:
0691008809
ISBN-13:
9780691008806
Pub. Date:
09/28/1992
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon / Edition 1

In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon / Edition 1

by Eugene N. Borza Eugene N. Borza

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In tracing the emergence of the Macedonian kingdom from its origins as a Balkan backwater to a major European and Asian power, Eugene Borza offers to specialists and lay readers alike a revealing account of a relatively unexplored segment of ancient history. He draws from recent archaeological discoveries and an enhanced understanding of historical geography to form a narrative that provides a material-culture setting for political events. Examining the dynamics of Macedonian relations with the Greek city-states, he suggests that the Macedonians, although they gradually incorporated aspects of Greek culture into their own society, maintained a distinct ethnicity as a Balkan people. "Borza has taken the trouble to know Macedonia: the land, its prehistory, its position in the Balkans, and its turbulent modern history. All contribute...to our understanding of the emergence of Macedon.... Borza has employed two of the historian's most valuable tools, autopsy and common sense, to produce a well-balanced introduction to the state that altered the course of Greek and Near Eastern history."—Waldemar Heckel, Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews



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ISBN-13: 9780691008806
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/28/1992
Series: Princeton Paperbacks Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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