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    DescriptionAn epic history of a doomed civilization and a lost empire. The devastating struggle to the death between the Carthaginians and the Romans was one of the defining dramas of the ancient world. In an epic series of land and sea battles, both sides came close to victory before the Carthaginians finally succumbed and their capital city, history, and culture were almost utterly erased. Drawing on a wealth of new archaeological research, Richard Miles vividly brings to life this lost empire-from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis as the greatest seapower in the Mediterranean. And at the heart of the history of Carthage lies the extraordinary figure of Hannibal-the scourge of Rome and one of the greatest military leaders, but a man who also unwittingly led his people to catastrophe. The first full-scale history of Carthage in decades, "Carthage Must Be Destroyed" reintroduces modern readers to the larger-than-life historical players and the ancient glory of this almost forgotten civilization.


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    Title
    Carthage Must Be Destroyed
    Subtitle
    The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Miles
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 520
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670022663
    ISBN 10: 0670022667
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15503000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 939.73
    DC21: 939.73
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DT269.C32 M55 2011
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Viking Books
    Imprint name
    Viking Books
    Publication date
    21 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "You know a story is great when it grips you even when you know how it turns out ... Miles has written an engaging, richly documented study that merges able storytelling with equally able scholarship. It's quite a tale." -"Philadelphia Inquirer" "Historian Richard Mills, of Cambridge, makes telling use of the latest discoveries yielded by Carthaginian ruins in a splendid, comprehensive effort to present the city-state as a dynamic entity and minimize it as a victimized, second-tier society so often portrayed in the histories of Roman and Western interpreters. Blood-curdling battles receive their pyrrhic due, and Hannibal's trans-Alps adventure and his humbling demise are covered in masterful detail." -(Newark) "Star-Ledger" ""Carthage Must Be Destroyed" is a fine, sweeping survey of the rise and fall of an empire and a glimpse into the diversity of the ancient world." -"The Wall Street Journal"