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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    Format: 1 Online-Ressource (xxi, 218 pages) , digital, PDF file(s)
    ISBN: 9780511611407 , 9780521842471 (print) , 9780521603232 , 9780521842471
    Series Statement: Key conflicts of classical antiquity
    Content: Waldemar Heckel provides a revisionist overview of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasising 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 organisation. Heckel rejects the view of Alexander as a reincarnation of Achilles - as an irrational youth on a heroic quest for fame and immortality. In an engaging and balanced account of key military events, Heckel shows how Alexander imposed his will on the willing and how the defeated were no longer capable of resisting his military might
    Note: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
    Additional Edition: Print version
    Language: English
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