The Macedonian Empire: The Era of Warfare Under Philip II and Alexander the Great, 359-323 B.C.

The Macedonian Empire: The Era of Warfare Under Philip II and Alexander the Great, 359-323 B.C.

by James R. Ashley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786419180

ISBN-13: 9780786419180

Pub. Date: 03/05/2004

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

The Macedonian Empire lasted only 36 years, beginning with Philip II's assumption of the throne in 359 B.C. and ending with the death of his son Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. In that span, the two leaders changed the map in the known world. Philip established new tactics that forever ended the highly stylized mode that had characterized Classic Greek warfare, and

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The Macedonian Empire lasted only 36 years, beginning with Philip II's assumption of the throne in 359 B.C. and ending with the death of his son Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. In that span, the two leaders changed the map in the known world. Philip established new tactics that forever ended the highly stylized mode that had characterized Classic Greek warfare, and Alexander's superb leadership made the army an unstoppable force.

This work first examines the 11 great armies and three great navies of the era, along with their operations and logistics. The primary focus is then on each campaign and significant battle fought by Philip or Alexander, detailing how the battles were fought, the tactics of the opposing armies, and how the Macedonians were able to triumph.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786419180
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps by Subject
Preface1
Introduction5
Pt. IAncient Warfare
1The Armies13
2Siege Operations73
3Logistics80
4Naval Operations83
Pt. IIThe Reign of Philip II
5Campaigns of Philip II111
Pt. IIICampaigns of Alexander the Great
6Greece165
7The Western Persian Empire184
8The Eastern Persian Empire282
9India306
10The Southern Persian Empire342
11Return to Babylon352
12Arabia357
APeace of Philocrates361
BAssassination Attempts Against Alexander365
CMacedonian Army Mutinies369
DHephaestion's Funeral374
EMileage of Alexander's Campaigns376
FAlexander's Income and Expenses377
GAlexander's Funeral Train383
HKings and Satraps385
IChronology of the Macedonian Empire392
Glossary407
Notes441
Bibliography467
Index471

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