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    DescriptionOn 2 August 216BC, Hannibal won his greatest victory in the plain north of the small, hilltop town of Cannae in southern Italy. By the end of the day his outnumbered mercenaries had enveloped and massacred the greater part of the largest army Rome had ever fielded, turning this into one of the bloodiest battles ever fought, rivalling even the industrialised slaughter of the twentieth century AD. For the Romans Cannae became the yardstick by which other defeats were measured, never surpassed and only once or twice equalled in the next six centuries. Cannae remains one of the most famous battles ever fought, frequently alluded to in modern military writing, and Hannibal's tactics are still taught in the military academies where today's officers are trained. This volume is a brand new look at the battle, and explains clearly and concisely exactly how it was that Hannibal achieved his historic victory.


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    Title
    Cannae
    Subtitle
    Hannibal's Greatest Victory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adrian Goldsworthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753822593
    ISBN 10: 0753822598
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC classification: U
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS001030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    DC22: 937.04
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    Thema V1.0: NH
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    01 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR was recognised by John Keegan, the general Editor of The History of Warfare series, as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. His other books include THE FALL OF CARTHAGE, and the volume on Roman Warfare in John Keegan's Cassell History of Warfare series.