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A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great (original 1900; edition 1967)

by J. B. Bury

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Title:A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great
Authors:J. B. Bury
Info:New York: The Modern Library
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A history of Greece to the death of Alexander the Great by J. B. Bury (1900)

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As indicated in its title, this book is a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece prior to Alexander. The author is thorough and clearly an excellent historian. However, one should be warned that the writing style reflects the book's age (written over a century ago), hence sometimes seems tedious. In addition, as with all summaries of ancient Greece, the sheer complexity of material requires real effort of the reader's behalf.

All in all, recommended reading for those with a background in this area, however for the novice I suggest other books which are easier reads with less dense factual material. ( )
  la2bkk | Jun 25, 2013 |
Edition: // Descr: xxv, 909 p. : ill., maps 19.5 cm. // Series: Call No. { 948 B72 1 copy #1 } Contains Chronological Table, Notes and References, and Index. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: xxii, 885 p. : ill., maps 21 cm. // Series: The Modern Library of the World's Best Books Call No. { 948 B72 1 copy #2 } Contains Chronological Table, Notes and References, and Index. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Livro encadernado em capa dura, em bom estado de conservação, apresentando alguns carimbos de coleção particular dos antigos proprietários. Contém algumas ilustrações, o mapa dobrável entre as páginas 770 e 771 está íntegro, encadernação firme, apresentando algumas marcas normais do uso, todas as páginas firmes e amareladas pelo tempo. Obra muito bonita. http://www.estantevirtual.com.br/LivrosAngrense || Contatos pelo e-mail: l i v r o s @ a n g r e n s e . c o m ( )
  Angrense.com | Aug 30, 2011 |
the revised text is presented in a modern format. the original maps have been redraw and new ones added with the inclusion of a fold-out map at the end of the book.
  HanoarHatzioni | Jun 9, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0333154932, Paperback)

'...a thoroughly reliable and a highly attractive volume. Meiggs is to be congratulated on his success in combining preservation and adaptation so successfully.' - Hermathena '...a major overhaul by Russell Meiggs in the light of modern research...The future of Bury's History as a major reference work seems assured.' - Ancient History 'Bury resurgens: seventy-five years old and still going strong!...Bury-Meiggs is now once again indisputably the standard history of Greece for the sixthformer and undergraduate.' - JACT Bulletin

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