Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 21, 2011 - History - 544 pages
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The first full-scale history of Hannibal's Carthage in decades and "a convincing and enthralling narrative." (The Economist )

Drawing on a wealth of new research, archaeologist, historian, and master storyteller Richard Miles resurrects the civilization that ancient Rome struggled so mightily to expunge. This monumental work charts the entirety of Carthage's history, from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis as a Mediterranean empire whose epic land-and-sea clash with Rome made a legend of Hannibal and shaped the course of Western history. Carthage Must Be Destroyed reintroduces readers to the ancient glory of a lost people and their generations-long struggle against an implacable enemy.


  

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A good, brief overview of Carthage and its conflict with Rome. The book describes a lost ancient civilization and it does so well in many ways. The history of the rise of Carthage, its religion and ... Read full review

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"[Hannibal's] final refuge, however, was Bithynia, a kingdom in north-western Asia Minor. Here he is said to have continued his career as an urban planner by creating a new capital, as well as ... Read full review

Contents

HANNIBALS SHIELD
1756
THE LONG SHADOW OF ROME
1757
WRITING A HISTORY OF CARTHAGE
1759
LOCATING CARTHAGE
1762
THE LAND OF THE COLOUR PURPLE
1766
THE RISE OF THE CITY OF MELQART
1771
FEEDING THE ASSYRIAN BEAST
1775
THE DISCOVERY OF THE WEST
1776
THE INCREASINGLY UNACCEPTABLE PRICE OF PEACE
1879
THE RISE OF HAMILCAR BARCA
1880
GLORY IN SOUTHERN SPAIN
1883
A NEW KINGDOM OF HERACLESMELQART
1884
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BARCID PROCTECTORATE
1885
HANNIBAL
1887
SAGUNTUM
1889
THE ROAD TO WAR
1890

THE PHOENICIANS AND THE RECOVERY OF GREECE
1780
THE SPANISH SILVER MOUNTAIN
1783
A CRUEL LESSON IN SUPPLY AND DEMAND
1787
ELISSAS REFUGE
1789
THE EARLY CITY
1791
CHILD SACRIFICE AND THE TOPHET
1795
THE RISE OF A MERCANTILE SUPEROWER
1798
EXPANSION INTO AFRICA
1800
ATLANTIC ADVENTURES
1804
THE EMERGENCE OF A PUNIC MEDITERRANEAN
1808
NEW FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
1809
THE LEGACY OF HERACLES
1813
MELQART AND HERACLES IN SICILY
1816
HERACLES AND EARLY ROME
1819
CARTHAGE THE COLONIAL POWER
1822
HIMERA AND THE CREATION OF THE CARTHAGINIAN MENACE
1823
THE REVENGE OF THE MAGONIDS
1827
DIONYSIUS AND THE END OF SINGLEFAMILY DOMINATION
1830
CARTHAGINIAN SICILY
1832
THE CORINTHIAN THREAT
1836
THE ECONOMY OF THE SICILIAN WARS
1837
ALEXANDER TIMAEUS AND CARTHAGE
1839
A CENTRALMEDITERRANEAN MELTING POT
1841
THE ALEXANDER OF SICILY
1842
THE INVASION OF AFRICA
1844
A DUBIOUS FINAL VICTORY
1847
THE RELENTLESS MARCH OF ROME
1849
CARTHAGE IN ROME
1850
PYRRHUS
1851
AN INEVITABLE WAR?
1853
THE RISE OF HERCULES THE INVINCIBLE
1855
THE COUNTDOWN TO CONFLICT
1857
CARTHAGE RULES THE WAVES
1860
THE WAR ON SICILY
1861
ROME BUILDS A FLEET
1862
CARTHAGINIAN HITANDRUN IN SICILY
1864
DÉJÀVU DEADLOCK
1867
HAMILCAR BARCA AND THE END OF CARTHAGINIAN SICILY
1869
PLUS ÇA CHANGE PLUS CEST LA MÊME CHOSE
1872
THE HEAVY PRICE OF PEACE
1873
UPRISING
1874
A WAR WITHOUT PITY
1876
THE RECKONING
1878
THE CARTHAGINIAN ARMY UNDER HANNIBAL
1893
THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE
1896
A NEW HERACLES FOR AN OLD WORLD
1899
A HERACLEAN LABOUR
1905
THE DIE IS CAST
1912
THE RETREAT OF THE ROMAN GODS?
1915
THE BATTLE OF CANNAE
1918
THE CARTHAGINIANS ON THREE FRONTS
1922
AT THE GATES OF ROME
1926
A NEW SCIPIO IN SPAIN
1930
ITALY AND THE BATTLE FOR THE GODS
1933
THE TABLES TURN
1936
THE AFTERMATH OF WAR
1941
THE LAST AGE OF HEROES
1943
THE REVENGE OF THE LOSERS
1945
THE CARTHAGINIAN QUESTION
1950
THE DESOLATION OF CARTHAGE
1953
THE POWER OVER THE PAST
1959
THE GHOST OF CARTHAGE
1961
ROMAN VIRTUE CARTHAGINIAN VICE
1963
A NEW HERACLES AND A NEW CARTHAGE
1966
DIDO AND AENEAS
1968
THE TRIUMPH OF NORTH AFRICA
1971
PROLOGUE
1974
FEEDING THE BEAST THE PHOENICIANS AND THE DISCOVERY OF THE WEST
1977
NEW CITY THE RISE OF CARTHAGE
1985
THE REALM OF HERACLESMELQART GREEKS AND CARTHAGINIANS IN THE CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN
1995
THE ECONOMY OF WAR CARTHAGE AND SYRACUSE
2001
IN THE SHADOW OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT CARTHAGE AND AGATHOCLES
2006
CARTHAGE AND ROME
2006
THE FIRST PUNIC WAR
2006
THE CAMP COMES TO CARTHAGE THE MERCENARIES REVOLT
2006
BARCID SPAIN
2006
DONT LOOK BACK
2009
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HERACLES
2012
THE ROAD TO NOWHERE
2015
THE LAST AGE OF HEROES
2020
THE DESOLATION OF CARTHAGE
2023
PUNIC FAITH
2027
ABBREVIATIONS
2032
MODERN STUDIES
2035
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About the author (2011)

Richard Miles teaches ancient history at the University of Sydney and is a Fellow-Commoner of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He has written widely on Punic, Roman, and Vandal North Africa and has directed archaeological excavations in Carthage and Rome. He divides his time between Sydney, Australia, and Cambridge, England.

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