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free download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ì Robin Waterfield Alexander the Great conuered an enormous empire stretching from Greece to the Indian subcontinent and his death triggered forty bloody years of world changing warfare These were years filled with high adventure intrigue passion assassinations dynastic marriages treachery shifting alliances and mass slaughter on battlefield after battlefield And while the men fought on the field the women such as Alexander's mother Olympias schemed from their palaces and pavilions The story of one of the great forgotten wars of history Dividing the Spoils serves up a fast paced narrative that captures. Waterfield's contribution has the major distinction of joining Romm's Ghost

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summary Dividing the Spoils 108 ç Alexander the Great conuered an enormous empire stretching from Greece to the Indian subcontinent and his death triggered forty bloody years of world changing warfare These were years filled with high adventure intrigue passion assassinations dynastic marriages treachery shifting alliances and mass slaughter on battlefield af Ually led to the break up of the empire To tell their story in full Waterfield draws upon a wide range of historical materials providing the first account that makes complete sense of this highly complex period Astonishingly this period of brutal cynical warfare was also characterized by brilliant cultural achievements especially in the fields of philosophy literature and art A new world emerged from the dust and haze of battle and in addition to chronicling political and military events Waterfield provides ample discussion of the amazing cultural flowering of the early Hellenistic Ag. This book wasn't the best that I have read on the subject but it wasn't bad

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Dividing the SpoilsThis turbulent time as it revives the memory of the Successors of Alexander and their great war over his empire The Successors Robin Waterfield shows were no mere plunderers Indeed Alexander left things in great disarray at the time of his death with no guaranteed succession no administration in place suitable for such a large realm and huge untamed areas both bordering and within his empire It was the Successors battle tested companions of Alexander such as Ptolemy Perdiccas Seleucus and Antigonus the One Eyed who consolidated Alexander's gains Their competing ambitions however event. I read an uncorrected advance reading copy of this book from Oxford Univers