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Title: The Conquests of Alexander the Great
Author: Heckel, Waldemar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2007
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521842471
Volumes: 1; Pages: 256
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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.ContentsPreface1. Introduction2. How do we know? Sources for Alexander the Great3. The Macedonian background4. The Persian enemy5. Conquest of the Achaemenids6. Resistance on two fronts7. Conquest of the Punjab8. The ocean and the West9. The long road from Susa to Babylon.