Scipio Africanus

Author: B. h. Liddell Hart
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786740701
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From one of the most brilliant military historians of our time, this is the classic biography of Rome's greatest general and the victor over Rome's greatest enemy, Hannibal Scipio Africanus (236-183 B.C.) was one of the most exciting and dynamic leaders in history. As commander, he never lost a battle. Yet it is his adversary, Hannibal, who has lived on in public memory.As B.H. Liddell Hart writes,"Scipio's battles are richer in stratagems and ruses--many still feasible today--than those of any other commander in history." Any military enthusiast or historian will find this to be an absorbing, gripping portrait.

A Greater Than Napoleon Scipio Africanus

Author: Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart
Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers
ISBN: 9780819602695
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Scipio Africanus (236-183 b.c.) was one of the most exciting and dynamic leaders in history. As commander, he never lost a battle. Yet it is his adversary, Hannibal, who has lived on in public memory. As B.H. Liddell Hart writes, "Scipio's battles are richer in stratagems and ruses--many still feasible today--than those of any other commander in history." Any military enthusiast or historian will find this to be an absorbing, gripping portrait.

A Greater Than Napoleon

Author: B. H. Liddell Hart
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781494079109
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This is a new release of the original 1927 edition.

Scipio Africanus

Author: Richard A. Gabriel
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597972053
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The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time. In this scholarly and heretofore unmatched military biography of the distinguished Roman soldier, Richard A. Gabriel establishes Scipio's rightful place in military history as the greater of the two generals. Before Scipio, few Romans would have dreamed of empire, and Scipio himself would have regarded such an ambition as a danger to his beloved republic. And yet, paradoxically, Scipio's victories in Spain and Africa enabled Rome to consolidate its hold over Italy and become the dominant power in the western Mediterranean, virtually ensuring a later confrontation with the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms to the east as well as the empire's expansion into North Africa and the Levant. The Roman imperium was being born, and it was Scipio who had sired it. Gabriel draws upon ancient texts, including those from Livy, Polybius, Diodorus, Silius Italicus, and others, as primary sources and examines all additional material available to the modern scholar in French, German, English, and Italian. His book offers a complete bibliography of all extant sources regarding Scipio's life. The result is a rich, detailed, and contextual treatment of the life and career of Scipio Africanus, one of Rome's greatest generals, if not the greatest of them all.

A Global Chronology Of Conflict From The Ancient World To The Modern Middle East 6 Volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096728
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This monumental six-volume resource offers engaging entries of major diplomatic, military, and political events driving world conflicts from ancient times to the present. • Hundreds of concise, chronologically organized entries on major wars, battles, political events, weapons technologies, and diplomatic initiatives • Essays at roughly 50-year intervals analyzing each era's defining developments in the evolution of warfare, including changes in tactics, weapons, and other technologies • Sidebars highlighting hundreds of key individuals in the history of military conflict as well as important developments in weapon systems • A comprehensive glossary of military terms to help readers understand the language of warfare and weapons • A rich illustration program of images, drawings, and maps

A Global Chronology Of Conflict

Author: Spencer Tucker
Publisher: Abc-clio
ISBN: 9781851096671
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This six-volume, chronologically organized reference offers concise entries of major military actions and related events from the earliest recorded conflicts to the present.

Ancient World Prehistory 476 C E

Author: Christina A. Salowey
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
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Great Lives from History: The Ancient World is the first title in a multivolume series covering the lives of important personages from the ancient world through the twenty-first century. This series revises the 11-volume Dictionary of World Biography. The Ancient World adds 66 new entries covering a wider geographical area and including more women, Asians, and Africans; updated bibliographies; a new page design; and a maps section. It includes 326 essays. No other comparably priced title covers the same breadth of content (geography, gender, area of achievement) with extended essays. The librarian-approved article format runs 3-6 pages, which is much more in depth than an encyclopedia entry but more accessible than a full-length scholarly treatment. Each article begins with ready-reference listings: Name by which the person is best known to English readers; Birth and death dates and places Identifier stating the person's nationality and life role; Areas of achievement list; Statement summarizing the person's contribution. Articles are then divided into four parts: Early Life: facts about the person's upbringing and the environment in which he or she was reared, as well as the pronunciation of his or her name, if unusual; Life's Work: the heart of the article consists of a straightforward account of the period during which the person's most significant achievements were made; Significance: overview of the person's place in history; Further Reading: annotated, descriptive bibliography, a starting point for further research. In addition, each essay is cross-referenced to other essays within the volume as well as to relevant essays in the companion set, Great Events from History: The Ancient World.