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Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army - 78 edition

Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army (ISBN10: 0520042727; ISBN13: 9780520042728)
ISBN13: 978-0520042728
ISBN10: 0520042727

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520034334
ISBN10: 0520034333

Summary: ''The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Neither scholarship nor semi-fictional biography will ever be the same again. . . .Engels at last uses all the archaeological work done in Asia in the past generation and makes it accessible. . . . Careful analyses of terrain, climate, and supply requirements are throughout combined in a masterly fashion to help account for Alexander's strategic decision in the light of the options open to him...The chief meri
t of this splendid book is perhaps the way in which it brings an ancient army to life, as it really was and moved: the hours it took for simple operations of washing and cooking and feeding animals; the train of noncombatants moving with the army. . . . this is a book that will set the reader thinking. There are not many books on Alexander the Great that do.''--''New York Review of Books''
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Summary: ''The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Neither scholarship nor semi-fictional biography will ever be the same again. . . .Engels at last uses all the archaeological work done in Asia in the past generation and makes it accessible. . . . Careful analyses of terrain, climate, and supply requirements are throughout combined in a masterly fashion to help account for Alexander's strategic decision in the light of the options open to him...The chief merit of this splendid book is perhaps the way in which it brings an ancient army to life, as it really was and moved: the hours it took for simple operations of washing and cooking and feeding animals; the train of noncombatants moving with the army. . . . this is a book that will set the reader thinking. There are not many books on Alexander the Great that do.''--''New York Review of Books'' ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 78
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 12/29/1980
International: No

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