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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Wars of Alexander the Great
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Waldemar Heckel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841764733
    ISBN 10: 1841764736
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA, JWL
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    DC21: 938.07
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JWL, NHC, JWCD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Illustrations note
    25 colour & 25 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    01 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Calgary. His publications include numerous articles on the history of Alexander the Great., 'The Last Days and Testament of Alexander the Great' (Stuttgart 1988) and 'The Marshals of Alexander's Empire' (London 1992). Together with John Yardley he has produced the Penguin edition of 'Quintus Curtius Rufus: The History of Alexander' (1984), a commentary on Justin's books on Alexander (OUP 1997) and most recently, 'Livy: The Dawn of the Roman Empire' for Oxford World's Classics (2000).
    Review quote
    "I am most favorably impressed by the Essential Histories series on the American Civil War. Written by four of the best historians of the military course of the war, these volumes provide a lucid and concise narrative of the campaigns in both the Eastern and Western theaters as well as penetrating analyses of strategies and leadership. Ideal for classroom use or fireside reading."
    Table of contents
    Introduction and Chronology *Background to war *Warring sides *Outbreak *The fighting *Portrait of a soldier *World around war *Portrait of a civilian *How the war ended *Conclusion and consequences