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The Wars of Alexander the Great - Osprey


The Wars of Alexander the Great - Osprey
336–323 BC
Author:  Waldemar Heckel
96 pages - PDF - 15 mb

The 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.

  • Chronology
  • Background to war: The decline of the city-states and the rise of Macedon
  • Warring sides: The Persians, the Macedonians and allied troops
  • Outbreak: Alexander’s rise to power
  • The fighting: Alexander conquers an empire
  • Portrait of a soldier : Two generals and a satrap
  • The world around war: Rome, Carthage and India
  • Portrait of a civilian: A historian, athletes and courtesans
  • How the war ended: The death of Alexander
  • Conclusion and consequences: The struggle for succession
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