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Title: The campaigns of Alexander the Great
Author: English, Stephen
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2009
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The purpose of this thesis is an examination of the military career of Alexander the Great. The intention is to reconstruct and examine every campaign of Alexander's brief reign, and to determine what the tactics and strategies were that allowed his unparalleled success; further to determine if there was a development in tactical or strategic thought during his life. Chapter 1 considers Alexander's first campaign in the Balkans and northern Greece. Chapter2 discussesth e Battle of the GranicusR iver, and attemptsa n entirely new theory. Chapter 3 is a discussion of the sieges of Miletus and Halicarnassus. Chapter 4 contains an examination of the campaign of Issus. Chapter 5 concentrates on the sieges of Tyre and Gaza. Chapter 6 discusses the battle of Gaugamela. Chapter 7 concentrates on the campaign on the north-east frontier: Bactria and Sogdiana. Chapter 8 focuses on the campaign in India, culminating in the battle of the Hydaspes River. Chapter 9 is an examination of the journey back to Babylon: the final campaign. Chapter 10 is the conclusion which draws together the arguments which run through the thesis. The copyright of this thesis rest with the author: no quotation from it should be published without his prior consent and information derived from it should be acknowledged. I allow consultation by bona fide scholars without delay. The material in this thesis has not been previously submitted for a degree in this or any other university. This thesis consists of approximately 99,700 words, and thus conforms to the word limit set out in the Durham University degree regulations.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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