The Field Campaigns of Alexander the Great

Stephen English

Date Published :
January 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
34 maps/diagrams integrated in text
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526796608
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Alexander the Great is one of the most famous men in history, and many believe he was the greatest military genius of all time (Julius Caesar wept at the feet of his statue in envy of his achievements). Most of his thirteen-year reign as king of Macedon was spent in hard campaigning which conquered half the then-known world, during which he never lost a battle. Besides the famous set-piece battles (Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, Hydaspes), Alexander's army marched thousands of miles through hostile territory, fighting countless smaller actions and calling for a titanic logistical effort.

There is a copious literature on Alexander the Great, but most are biographies of the man himself, with relatively few recent works analyzing his campaigns from a purely military angle. This book combines a narrative of the course of each of Alexander's campaigns, with clear analysis of strategy, tactics, logistics etc. Combined with Stephen English's The Army of Alexander the Great and The Sieges of Alexander the Great, it completes a very compelling examination of one of the most successful armies and greatest conquerors ever known.

About The Author

Dr Stephen English was recently awarded his PhD for his thesis on the military career of Alexander the Great. His first book, The Army of Alexander the Great, was published by Pen & Sword in 2009.

He lives in County Durham.


"...those who already have some knowledge of the topic it could be an interesting read..."

- United Nations of Roma Victrix (UNRV)

"This is an excellent conclusion to a very useful series, and helps to explain why Alexander was so successful against so many different opponents."

- History of War

"The absolute merit of this book [...] is the excellent set of plates that illustrate each of Alexander’s major campaigns. Truly worth reading."

- Megas Alexandros

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