The Conquests of Alexander the Great

The Conquests of Alexander the Great

by Waldemar Heckel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521603234

ISBN-13: 9780521603232

Pub. Date: 07/26/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Waldemar Heckel provides a revisionist overview of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasizing the aims and impact of his military expeditions, the political consequences of military action, and the use of propaganda, both for motivation and justification, his underlying premise is that the basic goals of conquest and the keys to military

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In this book, Waldemar Heckel provides a revisionist overview of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasizing the aims and impact of his military expeditions, the political consequences of military action, and the use of propaganda, both for motivation and justification, his underlying premise is that the basic goals of conquest and the keys to military superiority have not changed dramatically over the millennia. Indeed, as Heckel makes clear, many aristocratic and conquest societies are remarkably similar to that of Alexander in their basic aims and organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521603232
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2010
Series:
Key Conflicts of Classical Antiquity Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

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