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Heckel, Waldemar 1949-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 356 publications in 4 languages and 8,102 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Biography‡vDictionaries  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, win
Classifications: DF234, 938.07
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Most widely held works by Waldemar Heckel
Alexander the Great : a new history by Alice Heckel( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander the Great has been studied and reinterpreted in every culture, from the great thinkers of the Hellenistic age to twenty-first century Hollywood. Alexander the Great: A New History offers an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Bringing together leading experts in the field, this book combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to examine a number of intriguing subjects in Alexander studies. The volume explores such diverse topics as Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and later representations in art and cinema. Reappraisals of the Macedonian army and Macedonian relations with the Greeks complement these new approaches to Alexander's reign." Back cover
The conquests of Alexander the Great by Waldemar Heckel( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Waldemar Heckel provides a revisionist overview of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasizing the aims and impact of his military expeditions, the political consequences of military action, and the use of propaganda, both for motivation and justification, his underlying premise is that the basic goals of conquest and the keys to military superiority have not changed dramatically over the millennia. Indeed, as Heckel makes clear, many aristocratic and conquest societies are remarkably similar to that of Alexander in their basic aims and organization
Who's who in the age of Alexander the Great : prosopography of Alexander's empire by Waldemar Heckel( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Containing over 800 concise biographies of individuals known from the literary and epigraphic sources for the age of Alexander, this book is the only complete collection of its kind available in English. The entries range from leading commanders in Alexander's army to the nobles and regional leaders of the Persian empire whom he encountered on his epic campaign. The most significant figures receive detailed coverage, and all entries contain references to the ancient sources. Brief biographies of Alexander himself and his father, Philip II, are also included."--BOOK JACKET. Also includes map of Alexanderʼs campaign 334-323 BC, entries on Attalus, Aristotle, Antigenes, Anntipater, Antigonus, Cassander, Cleitus, Cleopatra, Coenus, Craterus, Darius, Demosthenes, Eumenes, Harpalus, Hephaestion, Leonnatus, Lysimachus, Meleager, Nearchus, Neaptolemus, Olympias, Parmenion, Peithon, Perdiccas, Peucestas, Philotas, Phocion (Phokion), Polyperchon (Polypercon, Polysperchon), Ptolemy, Seleucus. Includes information on anonymous women (including women of the Persian aristocracy, aristocratic women from Bactria Sogdiana, women of the Macedonian aristocracy, Indian women, etc.) and anonymous men (including members of the Persian aristocracy, members of the Indian nobility, other prominent barbarians, prominent Macedonians and Greeks, etc.)
Alexander the Great : historical sources in translation by Waldemar Heckel( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on Alexander's life and legacy. Substantial extracts from Greek and Latin authors are arranged thematically and presented in such a way that the reader can compare different reports of the same events. They provide comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death, and legacy. Accounts by historians are complemented by passages from geographers, biographers, and military writers." "Waldemar Heckel, one of the foremost Alexander scholars in the world, provides an introduction and commentary outlining Alexander's career, and discussing the sources, both extant and lost. He also supplies a bibliography of the most significant modern works on Alexander. Visual evidence is included, and a map of Alexander's expedition guides readers through the military campaigns."--Jacket
The marshals of Alexander's empire by Waldemar Heckel( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed study of the closest friends and most trusted commanders of Alexander the Great - their career-progress, rivalry with one another, their influence on Alexander. Sheds light on some of the most dynamic individuals of the age of Alexander
The wars of Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC by Waldemar Heckel( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The age of Alexander and his conquest of the Persian or 'Achaemenid' Empire, which had existed for over two centuries, represents a watershed in the history of the world. This book offers an insight into the achievements of one of the greatest generals ever known. Alexander's conquests are of profound significance. By perfecting the new weapons and tactics developed by his father, Philip II, and combining them with the use of specialist units and advancements in siege warfare, Alexander enabled the Macedonian kingdom to move beyond the restrictions of city-state armies and on to the stage of world conquest."--Jacket
The dawn of the Roman empire by Livy( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history chart Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Russians' tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia, and the near East in the opening decades of the second century BC; they are our most important source for Greco-Roman relations in that century. Livy's dramatic narrative includes the Roman campaigns in Spain and against the Gallic tribes of Northern Italy; the flight of Hannibal from Carthage and his death in the East; the debate on the Oppian law; and the 'Bacchanalian' episode."--Jacket
The last days and testament of Alexander the Great : a prosopographic study by Waldemar Heckel( Book )

18 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus by Marcus Junianus Justinus( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents the first authoritative English translation and scholarly commentary on a little known but important ancient historical source: the second/third century Roman historian Justin's "epitome" or abridged version of the Philippic History by Pompeius Trogus (27 BC-AD 14). This book covers books 11-12 and represents one of the five major sources for historians on the life and times of Alexander the Great. A second volume, forthcoming, will cover books 13-15." -- Publisher's information
Ancient coins of the Graeco-Roman world : the Nickle numismatic papers by Waldemar Heckel( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossroads of history : the Age of Alexander( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of Alexander continues to fascinate, not only because it is controversial, but also because it is recognized to be relevant to us, especially in light of recent and current world events. This collection of eleven studies is noteworthy for its chronological range, from the time of Dion of Syracuse in the mid-fourth century to that of Antigonus and his son Demetrius Poliorcetes in the early third century, and for its variety of topics, from the extravagant honors for Dion at Syracuse to the Alexander-coinage of the Besieger at Tyre. The leitmotiv, however, is Alexander the Great, with six essays dealing with him directly, and the remaining five doing so at least tangentially
Alexander's empire : formulation to decay( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greeks at war : from Athens to Alexander by Philip De Souza( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus : books 11-12, Alexander the Great by Marcus Junianus Justinus( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander's marshals : a study of the Macedonian aristocracy and the politics of military leadership by Waldemar Heckel( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philotas and the path to promotion -- Cavalry commander -- Supply and logistics -- The height of Hephaistion's power -- His quarrelsome nature -- A partner in the new empire -- The death of "Patroklos" -- Chapter 8: Meleagros son of Neoptolemos -- Chapter 9: Leonnatos son of Anteas -- Chapter 10: Krateros son of Alexandros -- Family and early career -- Krateros and Philotas -- The Upper Satrapies and Alexander's orientalism -- The Indian campaign -- Return to the West -- Krateros after Alexander's death -- Krateros and Antipatros: the Lamian War -- Krateros and the lion monument at Delphoi
Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus by Marcus Junianus Justinus( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pompeius Trogus, a Romanized Gaul, wrote a 44 book universal history ('The Philippic History') of the non-Roman, Mediterranean world, which was later abbreviated by M. Junianus Justinus. This volume supplies a historical analysis of this unique source with a full translation and running commentary on books 13-15
Many faces of war in the ancient world by Waldemar Heckel( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus by Marcus Junianus Justinus( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alexander the Great : a new history
Alternative Names
Heckel, Valdemar

Heckel, Waldemar

Waldemar Heckel Canadees historicus

Waldemar Heckel historiador canadiense

Waldemar Heckel historien canadien

Waldemar Heckel kanadischer Althistoriker

Waldemar Heckel storico canadese

ולדמאר הקל

ולדמאר הקל היסטוריון קנדי

헤켈, 발데마르 1949-

Languages
English (264)

Spanish (2)

Latin (1)

German (1)

Covers
The conquests of Alexander the GreatWho's who in the age of Alexander the Great : prosopography of Alexander's empireAlexander the Great : historical sources in translationThe marshals of Alexander's empireThe wars of Alexander the Great, 336-323 BCThe dawn of the Roman empireEpitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius TrogusAncient coins of the Graeco-Roman world : the Nickle numismatic papers