Spellmount, Stroud, 2008. 256,(XXXII)p. ills.(B&W photographs and line drawings). Hard bound with dust wrps. Nice copy. The Battle of the Granicus establised Alexander's reputation as a master of tactics and logistics, despite the fact that it was at the Granicus that he came closest to defeat - and to death when a Persian spear pierced his breastplate. In 'Alexander at the Battle of Granicus' Rupert Matthews explains the reality of warfare in 334BC. Detailed recreations of the tactics used in the Granicus Campaign put them into the context of the time, along with clear descriptions of the weapons and how they were used in action. It describes the usual tactics of the different military units involved, and what impact they would have had on each other in battle. Using unmerous tactical diagrams, battle maps and illustrations of troop types, this book takes the reader back to the days of Alexander to show them what ancient warfare was really like - and why the Granicus Campaign unfolded as it did. The way armies were supplied and how they fought are examinded, together with the characters and motives of the commanders who marshalled their forces on the banks of the Granicus. (Publisher's inofrmation). Antiquarian. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
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 due to conflicting accounts in contemporary sources. This study carefully balances the evidence from textual sources with information of the battlefield and reconstructed weaponry in order to explain the events of the battle and the context in which it took place.
Über den Autor: 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
Titel: Alexander at the Battle of the Granicus. A ...
Buchbeschreibung Alexander der Große gilt heute als militärisches Genie, aber im Jahre 334 v. Chr., am Fluss Granikus, stand dem späteren großen Eroberer die erste Schlacht unter eigenem Kommando bevor. Der Autor erläutert, wie die Schlachten in der Zeit um 334 v. Chr abliefen. Er beschreibt detailliert die Taktiken beider Seiten sowie die Art und Verwendung der unterschiedlichen Waffen. Auch Themen wie Heeresversorgung oder die Persönlichkeit der wichtigsten Kommandeure finden sich in diesem Band. Englischer Text, 32 Tafeln mit sw-Abb., einige sw-Abb. und sw-Karten im Text. Barnsley: Spellmount Publishers 2008. 256 Seiten. Artikel-Nr. 50_37313