Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

The Army of Alexander the Great (Hardback)

Ancient History Alexander the Great

By Stephen English
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781844158393
Published: 19th March 2009
Last Released: 16th March 2009

in_stock

£19.99


You'll be £19.99 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase The Army of Alexander the Great. What's this?

+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available - Buy the Hardback and get the eBook for free! Price
The Army of Alexander the Great Kindle (3.9 MB) Add to Basket £4.99
The Army of Alexander the Great ePub (2.3 MB) Add to Basket £4.99


Alexander the Great is one of the most famous men in history, and many believe he was the greatest military genius of all time (Julius Caesar wept at the feet of his statue in envy of his achievements). Most of his thirteen year reign as king of Macedon was spent in hard campaigning which conquered half the known world, during which he was never defeated in open battle and never besieged a city he did not take. Yet, while biographies of Alexander abound, there are relatively few full-length books dedicated to the Macedonian army which made his dazzling conquests possible and which proved itself the most formidable machine of the age.

Stephen English investigates every aspect of the Macedonian forces, analysing the recruitment, equipment, organisation, tactics, command and control of the fighting arms (including the famous pike phalanxes, elite Hypaspists and incomparable Companion cavalry),Some of Alexander's most famous battles and sieges are described in detail to show the army in action. With forensic thoroughness he draws on recent archaeological evidence and scholarship to present a detailed portrait of the army which demonstrated a superiority over its opponents equal to (but much longer-lasting than) that enjoyed by the German forces in the blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939/40. Alexnader's navy is also covered.

The introduction prepares you for what is you are about to read, it highlights the direction and structure well. The reading is light but informative, Stephen English’s pace is easily matched.

Groovy Historian

About Stephen English

Dr Stephen English was recently awarded his PhD for his thesis on the military career of Alexander the Great. His first book, The Army of Alexander the Great, was published by Pen & Sword in 2009.

He lives in County Durham.

More titles by Stephen English

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Military...