Geschichte des Hellenismus: Volume 1, Geschichte der Nachfolder Alexanders

Geschichte des Hellenismus: Volume 1, Geschichte der Nachfolder Alexanders

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Johann Gustav Droysen (1808-84) belonged to a German school of historical thought influenced by Hegel, which emphasised the role of great individuals in history. A pupil of August Boeckh, his own famous students included Jacob Burckhardt. He was noted for his thorough and painstaking use of source materials, and his history of Alexander the Great (1833) remained the standard work on the subject for many years. Droysen published this pioneering two-volume study of the centuries after Alexander's death in 1836 and 1843; he coined the term 'Hellenism' to refer to this period. Volume 1 is devoted to Alexander's successors and covers the period 323-278 BCE, from Alexander's death to the campaigns of Demetrios Poliorcetes, ending with the invasion of Macedonia by the Gauls during the reign of Antigonus II. The book includes information on classical and medieval sources, chronological tables and an index of more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • German
  • 6 tables
  • 1139087282
  • 9781139087285

Table of contents

Vorrede; Einleitung; Erstes Buch. 323-319: 1. 323. Alexanders Tod; 2. 323-322. Die Asiaten beim Tode Alexanders; 3. 322-321. Leonnatus und Eumenes; 4. 321-320. Ruckblick; Zweites Buch. 319-315: 1. 319-316. Uebersicht; 2. 318-315. Der Stellung der ostlichen Satrapien; Dritte Buch. 315-301: 1. 316-311. Bundniss gegen Antigonus; 2. 311-308. Der junge Konig Alexander in Kassanders Haft - von Kassander ermordet; 3. 308-306. Die griechischen Staaten; 4. 306-302. Das Jahr der Konige; 5. 302-301. Demetrius Rustungen gegen Kassander; Viertes Buch. 301-278: 1. 301-288. Demetrius in Griechenland; 2. 288-278. Das agyptische Reich; Beilagen; Chronologische Tabelle; Nachtrage und Verbesserungen; more