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The Field Campaigns of Alexander the Great

Stephen English

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Pen and Sword
01 March 2021
Alexander the Great is one of the most famous men in history, and many believe he was the greatest military genius of all time (Julius Caesar wept at the feet of his statue in envy of his achievements). Most of his thirteen-year reign as king of Macedon was spent in hard campaigning which conquered half the then-known world, during which he never lost a battle. Besides the famous set-piece battles (Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, Hydaspes), Alexander's army marched thousands of miles through hostile territory, fighting countless smaller actions and calling for a titanic logistical effort. There is a copious literature on Alexander the Great, but most are biographies of the man himself, with relatively few recent works analysing his campaigns from a purely military angle. This book combines a narrative of the course of each of Alexander's campaigns, with clear analysis of strategy, tactics, logistics etc. Combined with Stephen English's The Army of Alexander the Great and The Sieges of Alexander the Great it completes a very compelling examination of one of the most successful armies and greatest conquerors ever known. AUTHOR: Dr Stephen English attained his PhD in Classics from Durham University, his thesis being on the military career of Alexander the Great. He is the author of The Army of Alexander the Great , The Sieges of Alexander the Great , The Field Campaigns of Alexander the Great and Mercenaries in the Classical World . He lives in County Durham. 34 b/w maps and diagrams
By:   Stephen English
Imprint:   Pen and Sword
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781526796608
ISBN 10:   1526796600
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 March 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Dr Stephen English attained his PhD in Classics from Durham University, his thesis being on the military career of Alexander the Great. He is the author of _The Army of Alexander the Great_, _The Sieges of Alexander the Great_, _The Field Campaigns of Alexander the Great_ and _Mercenaries in the Classical World_. He lives in County Durham.

Reviews for The Field Campaigns of Alexander the Great

...those who already have some knowledge of the topic it could be an interesting read... -- United Nations of Roma Victrix (UNRV) The absolute merit of this book [...] is the excellent set of plates that illustrate each of Alexander's major campaigns. Truly worth reading. --Megas Alexandros This is an excellent conclusion to a very useful series, and helps to explain why Alexander was so successful against so many different opponents. -- History of War


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