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date: 21 November 2019

Alexander the Great (356–323 bce) King of Macedonia 

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Stanley M. BursteinStanley M. BURSTEIN

The structure of culture and politics in part of Asia was forever changed by the impact of Alexander, king of Macedon in the fourth century bce. Ruling for over a decade, he succeeded in many conquests that resulted in the end of the Persian Empire and the establishment of a multistate system. Though he is called “the Great,” historians often debate whether Alexander’s impact was positive or negative. ...

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