Social history of Macedonia 1200-300 BCE?

Oct 2012
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Can anyone suggest a good history of Macedonia from around 1200 BCE up to Alexander? I'm looking for something that goes beyond the names and palace intrigues of the kings. I am particularly interested the stages of social development: transition from tribal to whatever replaced it; level of agricultural development; rise of cities; social condition of rural population (slaves, serfs, free?). A study that compares and contrasts Greece with conditions in the Near Eastern kingdoms would be especially useful. I suspect that Macedonia had more in common with the Near East than with mainland Greece during this period, but would like to get a better understanding.
 
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