The Macedonian War Machine 359 281 BC

The Macedonian War Machine  359   281 BC
Author : David Karunanithy
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN 10 : 9781783469963
ISBN 13 : 178346996X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Macedonian War Machine 359 281 BC Book Description:

“[A] splendid and scholarly work . . . an essential guide for all serious students of military history and warfare in the age of Alexander.”—Professor Waldemar Heckel, University of Calgary The army that emerged from the reforms of Philip II of Macedon proved to be one of the most successful in the whole of the ancient period. Much has been written on aspects of Macedonian warfare, particularly the generalship of its most famous proponent, Alexander the Great, yet many studies retread the same paths and draw conclusion on the same narrow evidential base, while leaving important aspects and sources of information untouched. David Karunanithy concentrates on filling the gaps in existing studies, presenting and studying evidence frequently overlooked or ignored. The book is divided into four sections, each presenting a wealth of detail on various aspects: Preparation (including chapters on training techniques, various aspects of arms and armor production and supply and the provision and management of cavalry mounts); Support (eg noncombatant specialists, bridge building, field engineering, construction of field camps and little-known combat units in Asia); Dress and Battle Equipment (drawing on much neglected evidence and including such details as officers’ plumes, wreaths and finger rings); Alexander’s Veterans and Life on Campaign (the Silver Shields; baggage trains and personal kit, servants and families, camp life and recreation). “Karunanithy’s achievement is to draw together all the available evidence—artistic, numeristic, archaeological and literary—producing a thoroughly readable and coherent work . . . it should be a mandatory acquisition for anyone with an interest in the history of ancient Macedonia and its military.”—Ancient Warfare

The Macedonian War Machine

The Macedonian War Machine
Author : David Karunanithy
Publisher :
Total Pages : 358
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : OCLC:862819675
ISBN 13 :
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Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior

Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior
Author : Murray Dahm
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2019-05-30
ISBN 10 : 9781472832177
ISBN 13 : 1472832175
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior Book Description:

In August 334 BC, Alexander the Great invaded the Persian Empire and systematically set about its conquest. At the core of Alexander's army were 10,000 members of the phalanx, the phalangites. Armed with a long pike and fighting in formations up to 16 ranks deep, these grizzled veterans were the mainstay of the Macedonian army. Facing them were the myriad armies of the peoples that made up the Persian Empire. At the centre of these forces was the formation known as the Immortals: 10,000 elite infantry, armed with spears and bows. In this study, a noted authority assesses the origins, combat role and battlefield performance of Alexander's phalangites and their Persian opponents in three key battles of the era – the Granicus River, Issus and Gaugamela – at the dawn of a new way of waging war.

Combined Arms Warfare in Ancient Greece

Combined Arms Warfare in Ancient Greece
Author : Graham Wrightson
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2019-03-04
ISBN 10 : 9781351273626
ISBN 13 : 1351273620
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combined Arms Warfare in Ancient Greece Book Description:

Combined Arms Warfare in Ancient Greece examines the timelines of military developments that led from the hoplite-based armies of the ancient Greeks to the hugely successful and multi-faceted armies of Philip II, Alexander the Great, and his Successors. It concentrates on the introduction and development of individual units and their tactical coordination and use in battle in what is termed "combined arms": the effective integration of different unit types into one cohesive battle plan and army allowing each unit to focus on its strengths without having to worry about its weaknesses. This volume traces the development, and argues for the vital importance, of the use of combined arms in Greek warfare from the Archaic period onwards, especially concerning the Macedonian hegemony, through to its developmental completion in the form of fully "integrated warfare" at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BCE. It argues crucially that warfare should never be viewed in isolation in individual states, regions, conflicts or periods but taken as a collective whole tracing the mutual influence of other cultures and the successful innovations that always result. Wrightson analyses Greek and Macedonian warfare through the lens of modern military theoretical terminology, making this study accessible to those with a general interest in military history as well as those studying this specific period.

Greece Macedon and Persia

Greece  Macedon and Persia
Author : Graham Wrightson Editor
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Total Pages : 168
Release : 2015-03-12
ISBN 10 : 9781782979265
ISBN 13 : 1782979263
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greece Macedon and Persia Book Description:

Greece, Macedon and Persia contains a collection of papers related to the history and historiography of warfare, politics and power in the Ancient Mediterranean world. The contributions, written by 19 recognized experts from a variety of methodological and evidentiary perspectives, show how ancient peoples considered war and conflict at the heart of social, political and economic activity. Though focusing on a single theme – war – the papers are firmly based in the context of the wider social and literary issues of Ancient Mediterranean scholarship and as such, consider war and conflict as part of a complex matrix of culture in which historical actors articulate their relationships with society and historical authors articulate their relationships with history. The result is a rich understanding of Ancient World history and history-writing. The volume is presented in honour of Waldemar Heckel, a foremost scholar of Alexander the Great and ancient warfare.

Ancient Macedonia

Ancient Macedonia
Author : Carol J. King
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 308
Release : 2017-07-28
ISBN 10 : 9781351710329
ISBN 13 : 135171032X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Macedonia Book Description:

The first English-language monograph on ancient Macedonia in almost thirty years, Carol J. King's book provides a detailed narrative account of the rise and fall of Macedonian power in the Balkan Peninsula and the Aegean region during the five-hundred-year period of the Macedonian monarchy from the seventh to the second century BCE. King draws largely on ancient literary sources for her account, citing both contemporary and later classical authors. Material evidence from the fields of archaeology, epigraphy, and numismatics is also explored. Ancient Macedonia balances historical evidence with interpretations—those of the author as well as other historians—and encourages the reader to engage closely with the source material and the historical questions that material often raises. This volume will be of great interest to both under- and post-graduate students, and those looking to understand the fundamentals of the period.

Alexander s Marshals

Alexander s Marshals
Author : Waldemar Heckel
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 398
Release : 2016-08-05
ISBN 10 : 9781317389224
ISBN 13 : 1317389220
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alexander s Marshals Book Description:

This substantially revised and updated second edition of The Marshals of Alexander’s Empire (1992) examines Alexander’s most important officers, who commanded army units and were involved in military and political deliberations. Chapters on these men have been expanded, giving greater attention to personalities, bias in the sources, and the social as well as military setting, including more on familial connections and regional origins in an attempt to create a better understanding of factions. The major confrontations, military and political, are treated in greater detail within the biographies, and a discussion of the organization and command structure of the Makedonian army has been added.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author : Library of Congress
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : WISC:89082992231
ISBN 13 :
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Library of Congress Subject Headings Book Description:

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author : Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015038642131
ISBN 13 :
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Library of Congress Subject Headings Book Description:

The Greek World After Alexander 323 30 BC

The Greek World After Alexander 323   30 BC
Author : Graham Shipley
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 568
Release : 2014-03-18
ISBN 10 : 9781134065318
ISBN 13 : 1134065310
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greek World After Alexander 323 30 BC Book Description:

The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms. An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it. Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.