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The Punic Wars : Rome, Carthage and the Struggle for the Mediterranean - Nigel Bagnall

The Punic Wars

Rome, Carthage and the Struggle for the Mediterranean

Paperback Published: 7th January 1999
ISBN: 9780712666084
Number Of Pages: 368

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The Punic Wars (264-146BC)sprang from a mighty power struggle between two ancient civilisations - the trading empire of Carthage and the military confedoration of Rome. It was a period of astonishing human misfortune, lasting over a period of 118 years and resulting in the radical depletion of Rome's population and resources and the complete annihilation of Carthage. All this took place more than 2, 000 years ago, yet, as Nigel Bagnall's comprehensive history demonstrates, the ancient conflict is remarkable for its contemporary revelance.

"A serious and well-informed book on the wars between Rome and Carthage...it is, however, not simply a piece of disinterested research but a tale with a moral for current politics...On the interplay of strategic and operational decisions, on the risks of politics in time of war, on the importance of morale: this book gives much food for reflection" * Spectator * "His book is to be commended...It is a fine piece of military and political history...a clear and convincing account of what happened, devoid of any high-flown romanticism...He constructs his analysis in such a way as to demonstrate that what happened...might just happen again" * Economist * "A modern Field-Marshal applies his strategic expertise to the greatest confrontation of classical times... Bagnall's analysis is leavened with character sketches and dry humour" * Independent *

Each volume follows the same clear and accessible structure
Introduction
Chronology
Background to war
Warring sides
Outbreak
The fighting
Portrait of a soldier
The world around war
Portrait of a civilian
How the war ended
Conclusion and consequences
Index
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ISBN: 9780712666084
ISBN-10: 0712666087
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 7th January 1999
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1