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    The Punic Wars: Rome, Carthage, and the Struggle for the Mediterranean (Hardback) By (author) Nigel Bagnall

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    DescriptionThe Punic Wars triggered an era of astonishing human misfortune. Resulting from a mighty power struggle between the military confederation of Rome and the trading empire of Carthage between 264--241 B.C., 218--201 B.C., and 149--146 b.c., the wars were fought over a period of 118 years. Massive man-made devastation on both sides left RB.C.ome’s population radically depleted and Carthage razed and erased from the map.            Sir Nigel Bagnall brings his military experience and a modern professional eye to bear in analyzing the Punic Wars here. He marshals classic military strategists such as Livy, Polybius, and Diodorus to plot the wars’ campaigns in Spain, Africa, Sicily, and the Peloponnese, and follows Hannibal’s daring but unsuccessful strike into the heart of Italy.             But Bagnall goes beyond military strategy to discuss the force, structures, and politics of Rome and Carthage at their heights. And he contrasts their conduct of battle at strategic, operational, and tactical levels to show how they were governed by the same military principles used by nations today. His thought-provoking final chapter relates these wars’ lessons to modern times in an impressive argument for adapting the experience of the past to the needs of the future. While the history of the Punic Wars dates back over 2000 years, Bagnall’s comprehensive account demonstrates that this ancient conflict is remarkable both for its scope and its contemporary relevance.


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    Title
    The Punic Wars
    Subtitle
    Rome, Carthage, and the Struggle for the Mediterranean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nigel Bagnall
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 347
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312342142
    ISBN 10: 0312342144
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937/.04
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 937.04
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    LC classification: DG242 .B339 2005
    Publisher
    Thomas Dunne Books
    Imprint name
    Thomas Dunne Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2005