The opening of the world. A Global History of Hellenism
Publisher: WBG Academic
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Circulation: 2nd, revised edition
Release year: 2022
Scope: 544 pages
Format: 215mm x 149mm x 47mm
It was Alexander the Great who opened the borders to the east, to the ends of the world, to India. With him not only the long age of Hellenism began, but also the networking of large parts of Europe, Asia and North Africa and thus globalization. But what happened next?
In his book, the historian Angelos Chaniotis tells the story of two epochs that are usually treated separately: the Hellenistic age and the early Roman imperial period. He shows how much the culture of the Greeks shaped the following epochs far beyond the time of the ancient Roman emperors: the exciting story of a cosmopolitan age, from Alexander the Great (334 BC) to the Roman Emperor Hadrian (138 A.D.).