Philip and Alexander

Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors

Non-Fiction, Literary Biography & Memoir, History & Politics, Ancient History
Paperback Published on: 13/05/2021
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By the end of his short life, Alexander the Great had redrawn the map of the ancient world to create an empire that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indian subcontinent. But his success was not just the product of his own genius and restless energy, it was built on decades of effort by his father.

History has portrayed Philip II of Macedon as a one-eyed old man whose assassination allowed Alexander to accede to power. But there was far more to him than this. Through decades of hard fighting and clever diplomacy, Philip unified his country and conquered Greece. His son inherited all of this at the perfect moment for him to win yet greater glory.

The work of a master historian, Philip and Alexander describes how Philip and Alexander of Macedon transformed a weak kingdom in northern Greece into a globe-spanning empire and - in so doing - changed the course of history.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781784978778
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Philip and Alexander
Fantastic historical analysis
This is the first book that introduced me to the incredible work of Adrian. You will be transported back into the BC era with his in-depth world building a... READ MORE
Ryan Ridge
Philip and Alexander
Clear synopsis of the rise of Macedonian Empire
Goldsworthy's writing, both clear and full of detail, will have you unable to down this book. Philip II is very often overlooked due to his son, and this... READ MORE
Conor Murtagh