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Alexander: A History of the Origin and Growth of the Art of War from the Earliest Times to the Battle of Ipsus, 301 BC, with a Detailed Account of the Campaigns of the Great Macedonian

Alexander: A History of the Origin and Growth of the Art of War from the Earliest Times to the Battle of Ipsus, 301 BC, with a Detailed Account of the Campaigns of the Great Macedonian

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By (author) Theodore Ayrault Dodge

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 723 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 43mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0306806908
  • ISBN 13: 9780306806902
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 234 illustrations, maps, charts

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}Alexander the Great (356323 B.C.) was incontestably one of the greatest military generals of all time. From the time he sacked Thebes and crossed the Hellespont to his death eleven years later, he conquered the entire Persian empire, including Tyre, Egypt, and Babylon, and moved on to present-day northern India and Afghanistan. He influenced the spread of Hellenism throughout the Near East and Asia, establishing many cities such as Alexandria that flourished long after his death.This classic study of Alexander, his predecessors, and his influence on the art of war remains fascinating and relevant over a hundred years after its initial publication. The classical works dealing with warfare in and before Alexander's time gave little more than bare facts of military matters; Dodge's contribution was to vividly reconstruct every major battle of Alexander's brilliant military career, to provide background material concerning the art of war before and during Alexander's reign, and to fully illustrate his narrative with invaluable maps and charts. The result is a masterpiece of military historythe book that inspired General J. F. C. Fuller to write his own classic study of Alexander, and one which will similarly inspire generations of future readers. }

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Table of contents

In General; Early History of War; Early Oriental Armies; Early Greek Armies and Wars; Cyrus and Darius, BC 558 to 485; Armies in the Fifth Century BC; Miltiades. Marathon. BC 490; Brasidas. BC 424-422; Xenophon. Agesilaus. BC 401-394; Epaminondas. BC 371-362; Philip and Macedon. BC 359-336; Philip and His Army. BC 359-336; The Art of Fortification and Sieges; Alexander and Greece. BC 336; The Danube. BC 335; Pelium. BC 335; Thebes. BC 335; Off for Asia. BC 334; Battle of the Ganicus. May, BC 334; Sardis. Miletus. Halicarnassus. Summer and Fall, BC 334; To the Taurus. Winter, BC 334-335; Cilicia. Summer and Fall, BC 333; Issus. November, BC 333; Tyre. December, BC 333, to August, BC 332; Gaza and Egypt. September, BC 332, to Sprint, BC 331; On to Babylon. Spring to September, BC 331; Arbela. October 1, BC 331; Babylon. Susa. The Uxians. October to December, BC 331; The Persian Gates. December, BC 331, to March, BC 330; Darius. March to July, BC 330; Bessus. July to Fall, BC 330; Philotas. Fall, BC 330; The Caucasus. Fall, BC 330, to May, BC 329; The Jaxartes. Summer, BC 329; Spitamenes. Summer, BC 329, to Fall, BC 328; Clitus. Winter, BC 329-328; Roxana. Winter, BC 328-327; The Cophen Country. May, BC 327, to Winter; Aornus. Late Winter, BC 326; Porus. March to May, BC 326; Battle of the Hydaspes. May, BC 326; The Five Rivers. May to July, BC 326; Turning Back. July to October, BC 326; The Mallians. November, BC 326, to February, BC 325; Gedrosia. February, BC 325, to February, BC 324; Mutiny. July, BC 324; Babylon. August, BC 324, to June, BC 323; The Man and Soldier; The Successors of Alexander. Eumenes and Antigonus. Philipmen; Appendix A. Some Ancient Marches; Appendix B. Losses in Some Ancient Battles; Appendix C. M.