Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army

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University of California Press, 29/12/1980 - 194 páginas
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"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
 

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Procura do Utilizador  - Steve.Bivans - LibraryThing

Engels adds a great deal to the understanding of how Alexander’s army managed to accomplish what it did, and how issues of logistics sometimes dictated the route that it took. Engels’ examination of ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Procura do Utilizador  - Pebblesgmc - LibraryThing

Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army by Donald W. Engels This is a great book, full of facts, dates, maps, tables and a extensive bibliography. Engels does a wonderful job ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Introduction
1
The Macedonian Army and Its Logistic System
11
Greece and Turkey
26
Syria Lebanon Israel Egypt and Iraq
54
Iran and Afghanistan
71
Uzbekistan Tadzhikistan Turkmenistan
99
Conclusion
119
The Site of the Pinarus
131
Alexanders Route in the Gedrosian Desert
137
Statistical Tables
144
Note on the Maps
159
Bibliography
177
Index
190
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