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Hannibal's Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Western Mediterranean, 247-183 BC

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Accessible and enlightening, Hannibal's Dynasty provides the full story of Carthage's achievement, going beyond the usual focus on Hannibal and military matters alone to look at a wide range of political and diplomatic issues too.

Dexter Hoyos shows how the aristocratic Barcid family won dominance in the free republic of Carthage, and how they exploited family connections to lead Carthage to greatness at home ...

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Overview

Accessible and enlightening, Hannibal's Dynasty provides the full story of Carthage's achievement, going beyond the usual focus on Hannibal and military matters alone to look at a wide range of political and diplomatic issues too.

Dexter Hoyos shows how the aristocratic Barcid family won dominance in the free republic of Carthage, and how they exploited family connections to lead Carthage to greatness at home and abroad.

For students of Hannibal, his dynasty and his legacy - this is the book to read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415359580
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Plates between pages vii and 1
Introduction 1
I The heights of Heircte and Eryx 7
II Carthage 21
III The revolt of Africa 34
IV Barca supreme 47
V Hamilcar in Spain 55
VI Hasdrubal's consolidation 73
VII Hannibal in Spain 87
VIII The invasion of Italy 98
IX Three great victories 114
X Hannibal's Italian league 122
XI Indecisive war 134
XII The defeat of Hasdrubal 141
XIII Africa invaded 152
XIV Defeat 164
XV Postwar eclipse 179
XVI Hannibal sufete 190
XVII The end of the Barcids 203
XVIII Sources 212
App.: special notes 223
Time-line 233
Notes to the text 237
Bibliography 285
Index 296
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