The Conquests of Alexander the Great

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Author  Waldemar Heckel
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   November 5, 2007
ISBN  0521842476
Pages  242

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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.

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