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The Punic Wars Rome Carthage and the Struggle for the MediterraneanThe 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 BC 218 201 BC and 149 146 bc the wars were fought over a period of 118 years Massive man made devastation on both sides left RBCome’s population radically depleted and Carthage razed and erased from the map Sir Nigel Bagnall brings his military experience and a modern profess. This is another area of history that I was very interested in learning about The author gives the story the perspective of a military strategist It's not strictly written in chronological order but does at least move through them in seuence of the 1 2nd and 3rd war Each of the wars ended either somewhat or decisively in Rome's favor but when reading on the 2nd war you get to read much about the extended land campaign in the italian peninsula and the amazing feats of Hannibal

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summary The Punic Wars: Rome, Carthage, and the Struggle for the Mediterranean ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ The Punic Wars triggered an era of astonishing human misfortune Resulting from a mighty power struggle between the military confederation of Rome and the trading empTactical 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 relevanc. This book by Nigel Bagnall a Field Marshal in the British Army is one of the best books I have ever read covering Ancient military history This book introduced me to the lifes and times of such great leaders as Hamilcar Barca Hannibal and Scipio Africanus to name a few The author presents a well researched account of the military struggle between Rome and Carthage and does it so well that the book is a joy to read The book covers the First Punic War 264 242 BC the period between the wars 241 218 BC the Second Punic War 218 201 BC and the third and final Punic War between 149 148 BC which saw the destruction of Carthage as a power and as a city A great book

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Ional 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. If you want to understand how the Roman Empire evolved into the worlds greatest super power this is the book to read