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Alexander the Great at the Battle of Granicus by Ruper Matthews

Alexander the Great at the Battle of Granicus


Alexander the Great at the Battle of Granicus by Ruper Matthews

In this, the third book of Spellmounts Campaign in Context series, Rupert Matthews looks to the first major campaign of Alexander the Great. One of the most famous generals all time, Alexander was just 20 when he led his army into battle at Granicus. Despite his youth and his army being heavily outnumbered, he was victorious, and it was this victory that allowed him to conquer Asia Minor. The course of this key battle remains controversial, owing to conflicting accounts in contemporary sources. As with his previous titles in the series, Rupert Matthews carefully balances the evidence from textual sources with knowledge of the battlefield and reconstructed weaponry in order to explain the events of the battle to the general reader, and the context in which it took place.


The account is well written and provides an excellent look at the campaign and the conduct of war in the period. --The New York Military Affairs Symposium Reviews

About the Author

Rupert Matthrews is a professional historian with over 150 books, articles and other publications to his name. His books include England versus Scotland in the Great British Battles series, and The Battle of Thermopylae and The Battle of Crecy in Spellmounts Campaign in Context series. He is a member of the Battlefields Trust and other military history organisations

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2008


Ruper Matthews

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Spellmount Publishers Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd


256 pages


European history
Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Military history



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