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Type(s) de contenu et mode(s) de consultation : Texte. Image fixe : sans médiation

Auteur(s) : Hoyos, B. Dexter (1944-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Mastering the West [Texte imprimé] : Rome and Carthage at war / Dexter Hoyos

Publication : Oxford : Oxford university press, cop. 2015

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XXI-337 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm

Collection : Ancient warfare and civilization

Lien à la collection : Ancient warfare and civilization 


Comprend : PART ONE. ROME AND CARTHAGE : 264 BC ; Two Republics ; Fighting the Enemy ; PART TWO. THE FIRST PUNIC WAR AND AFTERMATH : 264-218 ; Sicily and its Seas, 264-257 ; Africa and after : 256-249 ; Stalemate and Checkmate : 249-241 ; Between the Wars : 241-218 ; PART THREE. THE SECOND PUNIC WAR : 218-201 ; Hannibal's Invasion ; Hannibal's Zenith ; The War beyond Italy ; Carthage in retreat : 210-206 ; Scipio and Roman victory ; PART FOUR. THE LAST CONFLICT ; Rome, Masinissa, and Carthage ; The Triumph of Rome ; Appendix ; THE SOURCES ; Polybius ; Livy ; Other writers ; Coins and inscriptions.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references and index
"A history of the Punic Wars intended for all audiences" ; "To say the Punic Wars (264-146 BC) were a turning point in world history is a vast understatement. This bloody and protracted conflict pitted two flourishing Mediterranean powers against one another, leaving one an unrivalled giant and the other a literal pile of ash. To later observers, a collision between these civilizations seemed inevitable and yet to the Romans and Carthaginians at the time hostilities first erupted seemingly out of nowhere, with what were expected to be inconsequential results. Mastering the West offers a thoroughly engrossing narrative of this century of battle in the western Mediterranean, while treating a full range of themes: the antagonists' military, naval, economic, and demographic resources; the political structures of both republics; and the postwar impact of the conflicts on the participants and victims. The narrative also investigates questions of leadership and the contributions and mistakes of leaders like Hannibal, Fabius the Delayer, Scipio Africanus, Masinissa, and Scipio Aemilianus. Dexter Hoyos, a leading expert of the period, treats the two great powers evenly, without neglecting the important roles played by Syracuse, Macedon, and especially Numidia. Written with verve in a clear, accessible style, with a range of illustrations and newly-commissioned maps, Mastering the West will be the most reliable and engaging narrative of this pivotal era in ancient history."


Sujet(s) : Guerres puniques  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Méditerranée (région ; ouest) -- Antiquité  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Méditerranée (région ; ouest) -- Histoire militaire -- Antiquité  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9780199860104. - ISBN 0199860106

Notice n° :  FRBNF44320687 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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