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The Wars of Alexander the Great: 336–323 BC

The Wars of Alexander the Great BC The age of Alexander and his conquest of the Persian or Achaemenid Empire which had existed for over two centuries represents a watershed in the history of the world This book offers a fascinating i

  • Title: The Wars of Alexander the Great: 336–323 BC
  • Author: Waldemar Heckel
  • ISBN: 9781841764733
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • The age of Alexander and his conquest of the Persian or Achaemenid Empire, which had existed for over two centuries, represents a watershed in the history of the world This book offers a fascinating insight into the achievements of one of the greatest generals ever known Alexander s conquests are of profound significance By perfecting the new weapons and tactics develThe age of Alexander and his conquest of the Persian or Achaemenid Empire, which had existed for over two centuries, represents a watershed in the history of the world This book offers a fascinating insight into the achievements of one of the greatest generals ever known Alexander s conquests are of profound significance By perfecting the new weapons and tactics developed by his father, Philip II, and combining them with the use of specialist units and advancements in siege warfare, Alexander enabled the Macedonian kingdom to move beyond the restrictions of city state armies and on to the stage of world conquest.

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    1. Alexander the Great is one of the unique figures in the history of the world. Alexander, the leader of tiny Macedonia, would take on the greatest power the world had ever seen, the Persian Empire. In time, he would be known as not only the King of Macedon and the master of Greece, but Lord of Asia, Pharaoh of Egypt, and King of Kings. Stories would be told of him for generations, inspiring all sorts of leaders such as Pompey, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon Bonaparte. In a brief ninety-page work, He [...]

    2. Attempting to cover the wars of Alexander covering 13 years and much of the known world at the time, is always going to be a difficult challenge. However this Osprey book provides a good overview of the batttles, movements and even some of the political difficulties and challenges, as well as providing information on Alexanders companions and generals.Perhaps a little lacking in details for me, as I've read other longer books on Alexander (mostly from Osprey as well), but well written and easy t [...]

    3. While not as rigorous as some historians, Waldemar Heckel's account of the military campaign of Alexander the Great is very accessible and interesting read. I may pick up a more comprehensive book in the future, but I definitely don't regret reading this book.

    4. A good introductory guide to the basics of Alexander's campaigns. Left me wanting to read something more detailed, but served beautifully to give me a general overview.

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