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    DescriptionHannibal invaded Italy with the hope of raising widespread rebellions among Rome's subordinate allies. Yet even after crushing the Roman army at Cannae, he was only partially successful. Why did some communities decide to side with Carthage and others to side with Rome? This is the fundamental question posed in this book, and consideration is given to the particular political, diplomatic, military and economic factors that influenced individual communities' decisions. Understanding their motivations reveals much, not just about the war itself, but also about Rome's relations with Italy during the prior two centuries of aggressive expansion. The book sheds new light on Roman imperialism in Italy, the nature of Roman hegemony, and the transformation of Roman Italy in the period leading up to the Social War. It is informed throughout by contemporary political science theory and archaeological evidence, and will be required reading for all historians of the Roman Republic.

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    Between Rome and Carthage
    Southern Italy During the Second Punic War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) michael P. Fronda
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 821 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521516945
    ISBN 10: 0521516943

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Approval Code: A15202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    DC22: 937.04, 937/.04
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDH
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
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    LC classification: DG247.33 .F76 2010
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    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    15 maps
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    18 June 2014
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    Author Information
    Michael P. Fronda is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University. He has published a number of articles on topics in ancient history and has contributed to D. Hoyos (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the Punic Wars.
    Review quote
    'Fronda's fresh and modern approach to the [Second Punic] war's diplomatic arena, which both incorporates material and numismatic evidence alongside written sources and situates events in their historical context, offers much more than its subtitle suggests. Although not structured as a narrative, the book develops a history of southern Italy in a neglected period, c.350-200 BCE, and contributes much of interest to scholars of Roman history more generally.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Apulia; 3. Campania; 4. Bruttium and Western Magna Graecia; 5. Southern Lucania and Eastern Magna Graecia; 6. The Roman re-conquest of Southern Italy; 7. Conclusions; Appendix A. The war in Samnium, 217-209; Appendix B. Chronology of events in Bruttium, 215; Appendix C. Chronology of events from the defection of Taras through the defection of Thurii, 213-212; Appendix D. Defection of the Southern Lucanians, 212.