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Caesar's greatest victory : the Battle of Alesia 52 BC

Author: John Sadler; Rosie Serdiville
Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Casemate Publishers, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Caesar's Greatest Victory reveals both sides of the Battle for Alesia, to explore in depth the personalities involved and to examine the legacy of the campaign which still resonates today. The Battle for Alesia was a decisive moment in world history. It determined whether Rome would finally conquer Gaul or whether Celtic chieftain Vercingetorix would throw off the yoke and consequently whether a number of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Sadler; Rosie Serdiville
ISBN: 1612004059 9781612004051
OCLC Number: 967852445
Description: xiv, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chronology --
Introduction: Moment of decision, the man in the red cloak --
An ancient city in Gaul --
De Rei Militarii --
Way of the Gaul --
Way of the warrior --
De Bello Gallico --
the Gallic Wars 58-52 BC --
Total war 52 BC --
Tightening the vice --
The relief and final battle --
Legacy.
Responsibility: John Sadler and Rosie Serdiville.

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An exciting, readable new account of the Alesia campaign, incorporating the latest research, to illuminate the tactics of both Caesar and the Celts, and explore the momentous events of 52 BC.  Read more...
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