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Roman Conquests: North Africa [NOOK Book]

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The third in the Roman Conquests series briefly covers Rome's first forays into the dark continent during the First and Second Punic Wars, then covers in detail her vindictive final conquest and destruction of Carthage in the Third Punic War.

The subsequent long wars against the slippery Numidian prince, Jugurtha, which tested the Roman military system to the limit, also ...
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Roman Conquests: North Africa

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Overview

The third in the Roman Conquests series briefly covers Rome's first forays into the dark continent during the First and Second Punic Wars, then covers in detail her vindictive final conquest and destruction of Carthage in the Third Punic War.

The subsequent long wars against the slippery Numidian prince, Jugurtha, which tested the Roman military system to the limit, also occupy a central place. With a cast of characters including Hannibal, the Scipios, Marius, Sulla and the wily Jugurtha, this is sure to be a popular addition to the series.

Like the other volumes, this book gives a clear narrative of the course of these wars, explaining how the Roman war machine coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain and climate. Specially-commissioned colour plates by Graham Sumner bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously-researched detail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848847040
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • Publication date: 12/20/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 933,670
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to university and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh.

Now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France and writing mainly for Osprey, his most relevant previous work is The Roman Army of the Punic Wars (2007). One previous work for us, Warlords of Rome, is in production.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Maps vii

List of Illustrations xiv

Prologue xv

Chronology xxvii

1 From emporium to empire 1

2 Army and navy 9

3 First contact 25

4 Picking a fight 33

5 Between the wars 45

6 Hannibal's revenge 49

7 Zama, a lesson learnt 60

8 A military superpower 68

9 Hannibal's retreat 73

10 The final act 77

11 The horse lords 86

12 Mobile warfare 94

13 Iugurtha's gamble 103

14 Sallust on Iurgurtha 114

Epilogue 121

Appendix 1 124

Appendix 2 134

Notes 145

Bibliography 181

Index 186

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