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Alexander the Great at the Battle of Granicus A Campaign in Context

by Ruper Matthews

Alexander the Great at the Battle of Granicus A Campaign in Context Synopsis

In this, the third book of Spellmount's 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.

Alexander the Great at the Battle of Granicus A Campaign in Context Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862274488
Publication date: 1st July 2008
Author: Ruper Matthews
Publisher: Spellmount Publishers Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: European history, Ancient history: to c 500 CE, Military history,

About Ruper Matthews

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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