• Hannibal See large image

    Hannibal (Blackwell Ancient Lives) (Paperback) By (author) Serge Lancel

    $35.39 - Save $11.42 24% off - RRP $46.81 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 4 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Also available in...
    Hardback $125.16

    DescriptionThis is an historical biography of Hannibal, the military leader of Carthage responsible for waging a dramatic onslaught on Rome during the Punic Wars. One of the few generals of history to be famous for the war he lost, Hannibal's attack in 218 BC - which included his renowned march of elephants across the Alps - ranks amongst the most courageous and ill-fated enterprises in the history of the ancient world. It was after the defeat of Hannibal that Rome was able to assert its strength in the Mediterranean, establishing the Roman Republic as the most formidable force in Europe.The book explores Hannibal's character and career. It shows how his actions as commander of the Carthaginian army in Spain consciously precipitated the Second Punic war in which he intended to exact revenge on Rome for earlier defeats. His march across the Alps, and then his war to wrest control of Italy from Rome - a conflict lasting more than a decade - has an inevitable, tragic fascination.Until now the traditions and the reality surrounding Hannibal have only been told from the perspective of Rome. Here, Professor Lancel brings his unrivalled understanding of the Carthaginian world to explain the complexities of Hannibal's character and the internal dynamics of the period in which he lived. This definitive biography of one of the most fascinating figures of ancient history offers a fresh perspective on the demise of the Hellenistic world and the rise of Rome.


Other books

Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 11 of 11

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Hannibal

    Title
    Hannibal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Serge Lancel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 368 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631218487
    ISBN 10: 0631218483
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 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
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DG
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.04092
    DC21: 937.04092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHC, JWLF, NHHA
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    01 March 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Serge Lancel is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Grenoble. For the past 30 years he has excavated and published on excavations in and around Carthage. He has been the director, since its foundation, of the crucial excavation at Byrsa, an important sector of Carthage for most of its existence. He is author of "Carthage" (Blackwell, 1995).Antonia Nevill has an honors degree in Italian and French. A committed European and a lifelong francophile, she has spent over thirty years teaching in Further Education. Retirement has at last enabled her to devote more time to her favorite occupation, translating.
    Review quote
    "Lancel's new study should remain for some time to come the best treatment in English focusing on Hannibal specifically. Eminently readable and with a chronological chart and maps, Hannibal will appeal to readers at all levels." Choice "Hannibal combines readability with solid scholarship. Lancel's particular strength is his close acquaintance with things Carthaginian. He has excavated there and is the author of a history of the city which is also available in English. This competence means that, in so far as the source material will allow it, he is able to write from a sympathetic Punic perspective." Greece and Rome
    Back cover copy
    This is an historical biography of Hannibal, the military leader of Carthage responsible for waging a dramatic onslaught on Rome during the Punic Wars. One of the few generals of history to be famous for the war he lost, Hannibal's attack in 218 BC - which included his renowned march of elephants across the Alps - ranks amongst the most courageous and ill-fated enterprises in the history of the ancient world. It was after the defeat of Hannibal that Rome was able to assert its strength in the Mediterranean, establishing the Roman Republic as the most formidable force in Europe. The book explores Hannibal's character and career. It shows how his actions as commander of the Carthaginian army in Spain consciously precipitated the Second Punic war in which he intended to exact revenge on Rome for earlier defeats. His march across the Alps, and then his war to wrest control of Italy from Rome - a conflict lasting more than a decade - has an inevitable, tragic fascination. Hannibal's hatred of the Romans drove him around the centres of the old Hellenistic world. He finally killed himself rather than be taken captive back to Rome. Until now the traditions and the reality surrounding Hannibal have only been told from the perspective of Rome. Here, Professor Lancel brings his unrivalled understanding of the Carthaginian world to explain the complexities of Hannibal's character and the internal dynamics of the period in which he lived. This definitive biography of one of the most fascinating figures of ancient history offers a fresh perspective on the demise of the Hellenistic world and the rise of Rome.
    Table of contents
    Foreword. Glossary. 1. Hamilcar Barca. 2. Time for Spain. 3. From Cartagena to the Po Valley. 4.'Blitzkrieg' - from the Trebia to Cannae. 5. Declining Fortunes. 6. Setbacks. 7. Zama. 8. Exile. 9. Heritage, Legend and Image. Chronological Highlights. Bibliography. Index.