DEATH OF AN EMPIRE: BOOK 2

DEATH OF AN EMPIRE: BOOK 2

by Lou Shook

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Overview

The Second Punic War began in 218 BC, pitting Hannibal Barca of Carthage against the Republic of Rome. Hannibal was a Carthaginian general, considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. Hannibal was highly successful in Carthage’s 17 Year War against Rome, until the very end. Early on, in the battles of the MAJOR AMBUSH OF LAKE TRASIMENE, and in the MONUMENTAL BATTLE OF CANNAE, Hannibal brought Rome to her knees. Hannibal continued to be highly successful against Rome, in spite of Carthage’s failure to provide adequate support and reinforcement. Hannibal’s defeat by Rome in 202 BC was due to his lack of support from Carthage, and due to the superior Leadership of Rome’s Scipio Africanus. Hannibal was forced out of Carthage by Cato the Elder, in spite of support by Scipio Africanus, and later committed suicide. Rome’s success continued against Philip V of Macedon at Cynoscephalae Hills and against Antiochus III the Great. Rome completed subjugation of all Italy, and Romans now ruled their world. This was followed by the rise of the Maccabbes of Israel, and the decline of the Seleucid Empire. Carthage was defeated in the Third Punic War 149-146 BC, and Rome destroyed Carthage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634926072
Publisher: BookLocker.com Inc
Publication date: 08/30/2017
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Lou Shook has been an Architect/Engineer for much of his professional life. But in the 'back of his mind', has dwelt the desire to write a special book about Charles Martel, the Victor of the Battle of Poitier in 732 AD. As learned from his History Teacher, Mr. Valentine at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Martel's victory saved Christian Europe from being overrun and enveloped by the rising Muslim Empire, located in North Africa, in Spain, and in Asia. Had the battle been lost, there was no force remaining at that time to stop the incursion of the Muslim forces enveloping Europe. Lou was aroused from merely 'dwelling on the subject', by his good wife Sally, who prompted him some twenty years ago, to 'get with it'!
Lou's Research for the subject became a never-ending project. As his research proceeded, 'doors' continued to open - such that the 'beginning' became more and more distant. In this case, with the 'doors' finally opening to Mago I, Leader of the Carthaginians 550 BC, and with earlier information somewhat limited, this became the 'beginning'.
But this 'beginning' leaves a gap of some thirteen hundred years until the Battle of Poitier in 732 AD. Thus, to accomplish the initial objective, some fifteen more volumes will be required.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE - HAMILCAR RESTORES MIGHT OF CARTHAGE (229 BC)

CHAPTER TWO - ROME’S FIRST INVASION OF THE BALKANS (229-227 BC)

CHAPTER THREE - HAMILCAR READIES INVASION OF ROME (228-219 BC)

CHAPTER FOUR - BEGINNING OF SECOND PUNIC WAR BATTLE OF THE RHONE CROSSING (218 BC)

CHAPTER FIVE - SECOND PUNIC WAR HANNIBAL CROSSES ALPS INTO ITALY (OCTOBER 218 BC)

CHAPTER SIX - SECOND PUNIC WAR HANNIBAL WINS BATTLES OF TICINUS AND TREBIA (LATE 218 BC)

CHAPTER SEVEN - SECOND PUNIC WAR HANNIBAL WINS MAJOR AMBUSH OF LAKE TRASIMENE (SPRING 217 BC)

CHAPTER EIGHT - SECOND PUNIC WAR HAMMILCAR STRATEGY AT AGER FALERNUS AND AT GERONIUM (MID 217 BC)

CHAPTER NINE - SECOND PUNIC WAR HAMMILCAR WINS MONUMENTAL BATTLE OF CANNAE (AUGUST 216 BC)

CHAPTER TEN - SECOND PUNIC WAR ROMANS GAIN INITIATIVE IN IBERIA (EARLY 215 BC)

CHAPTER ELEVEN - SECOND PUNIC WAR ROMANS GAIN CONTROL OF SICILY (LATE 215-EARLY 212 BC)

CHAPTER TWELVE - SECOND PUNIC WAR ROMAN TIDE SLOWLY TURNING AGAINST HANNIBAL (212-210 BC)

CHAPTER THIRTEEN - SECOND PUNIC WAR ROME EVALUATES STRATEGY AGAINST HANNIBAL (209 BC)

CHAPTER FOURTEEN - SECOND PUNIC WAR ROME WINS PIVOTAL BATTLE OF THE METAURUS (208-207 BC)

CHAPTER FIFTEEN - SECOND PUNIC WAR SCIPIO BREAKS CARTHAGINIAN HOLD IN IBERIA (206 BC)

CHAPTER SIXTEEN - SECOND PUNIC WAR ROME CONTINUES TO THWART HANNIBAL (205-204 BC)

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN - SECOND PUNIC WAR HANNIBAL RECALLED TO AFRICA AGAINST SCIPIO (203 BC)

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN - SECOND PUNIC WAR CARTHAGE DEFEATED BY ROME AT BATTLE OF ZAMA (202 BC)

CHAPTER NINETEEN - ROME BECOMES POISED FOR MORE CONQUESTS (201-200 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY - ROME DEFEATS PHILIP V OF MACEDON AT CYNOSCEPHALAE HILLS (199-197 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE - ROMAN CONFLICT VERSUS ANTIOCHUS III THE GREAT (196-187 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO - DEATH OF HANNIBAL AND SCIPIO AFRICANUS (196-183 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE - SPARTAN POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE ENDED FORCED INTO ACHAEAN LEAGUE (195-188 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR - ROME WITHDRAWS FROM GREECE COMPLETES SUBJUGATION OF ALL ITALY (196-180 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE - ROME ASSESSES CONFLICTS WITH NEIGHBORS (179 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX - ONGOING CONFLICTS INVOLVING ROME’S NEIGHBORS (179–169 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN - THE MACCABEES OF ISRAEL PART I: ISRAEL BEFORE THE MACCABEES (732-168 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN - THE MACCABEES OF ISRAEL PART II: RISE OF THE MACCABEES (167-153 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT - ROMANS NOW RULED THEIR WORLD (168–157 BC)

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE - ROMAN TREACHERY ENCOUNTERED (156–150 BC)

CHAPTER THIRTY - DECLINE OF THE SELEUCID EMPIRE (150-126 BC)

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE - CARTHAGE DEFEATED IN THIRD PUNIC WAR (149-146 BC)

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO - ROME DESTROYS CARTHAGE (146 BC)

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