The Punic Wars, 264-146 BC

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Osprey Publishing, Feb 25, 2002 - History - 95 pages
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The three Punic Wars lasted over 100 years, between 264 BC and 146 BC. They represented a struggle for supremacy in the Mediterranean between the bludgeoning land power of Rome, bent on imperial conquest, and the great maritime power of Carthage with its colonies and trading posts spread around the Mediterranean. This book reveals how the dramas and tragedies of the Punic Wars exemplify many political and military lessons which are as relevant today as when Hannibal and Scipio Africanus fought to determine the course of history in the Mediterranean.

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Review: The Punic Wars 264-146 BC (Essential Histories #16)

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Extremely concise history about the three Punic Wars. A bit of military history along with political ones. Particularly lavishly illustrated. Still boggles my mind how the author could have simplified ... Read full review

Review: The Punic Wars 264-146 BC (Essential Histories #16)

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An excellent, succinct summary of the three Punic wars and the context in which they took place; accompanied by a reasonably sized reading list for anyone who wants to learn more. Good for anyone who ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Nigel Bagnall was born in India in 1927, the son and grandson of Army Officers. He was educated at Wellington College and joined the army in January 1946. Commissioned a year later he saw service in Palestine, Malaya, the Canal Zone, Cyprus, Borneo, Singapore and Germany. He was Commander in Chief of the British Army of the Rhine and ended his career as Chief of the General Staff. He was a Defence Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford, and then an Honorary Fellow. Nigel Bagnall died in 2002.

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