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The Conquests of Alexander the Great

The Conquests of Alexander the Great

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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107645394

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  • In this book, Waldemar Heckel traces the rise and eventual fall of one of the most successful military commanders in history. In 325 BCE, Alexander and his conquering army prepared to return home, after overcoming everything in their path: armies, terrain, climate, all invariably hostile. Little did they know that within two years their beloved king would be dead and their labours seemingly wasted. Tracing the rise and eventual fall of one of the most successful military commanders in history, Heckel engagingly and with great detail shows us how Alexander earned his appellation, The Great.

    • Avoids the biographical approach that characterises most works on Alexander
    • Uses parallels from other periods of history, both events and institutions
    • Emphasises the limited nature of Alexander's conquest (he did not set out to conquer the world, merely the Persian empire)
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    'Heckel has given us a well-written and sensible book, with a good selection of facts and problems having to do with Alexander's reign and the wars he fought.' Classical Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107645394
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. How do we know? Sources for Alexander the Great
    3. The Macedonian background
    4. The Persian enemy
    5. Conquest of the Achaemenids
    6. Resistance on two fronts
    7. Conquest of the Punjab
    8. The ocean and the West
    9. The long road from Susa to Babylon.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Ancient Mediterranean World
  • Author

    Waldemar Heckel, University of Calgary

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