The Resource Hannibal : the military biography of Rome's greatest enemy, Richard A. Gabriel

Hannibal : the military biography of Rome's greatest enemy, Richard A. Gabriel

Label
Hannibal : the military biography of Rome's greatest enemy
Title
Hannibal
Title remainder
the military biography of Rome's greatest enemy
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Gabriel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Romans' destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal's life. What is known of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty and atrocity, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even these sources were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal's military genius, if only to make their eventual victory over him appear greater. Yet there is no doubt that Hannibal was the greatest Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War. When he did not defeat them outright, he fought to a standstill the best generals Rome produced, and he sustained his army in the field for sixteen long years without mutiny or desertion. Hannibal was a first-rate tactician, only a somewhat lesser strategist, and the greatest enemy Rome ever faced. When he at last met defeat at the hands of the Roman general Scipio, it was against an experienced officer who had to strengthen and reconfigure the Roman legion and invent mobile tactics in order to succeed. Even so, Scipio's victory at Zama was against an army that was a shadow of its former self. The battle could easily have gone the other way. If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. In this publication, the author shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gabriel, Richard A
Dewey number
  • 937/.04
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG249
LC item number
.G33 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hannibal
  • Hannibal
  • Generals
  • Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C.
  • Carthage (Extinct city)
Label
Hannibal : the military biography of Rome's greatest enemy, Richard A. Gabriel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- A warrior's life -- Hannibal's army -- The origins of war -- Hannibal's strategy -- The invasion of Italy -- Carthaginian Blitzkrieg -- The Italian campaign -- The end of Hannibal -- Why Hannibal failed -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn650217412
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781597976862
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019068267
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)650217412
Label
Hannibal : the military biography of Rome's greatest enemy, Richard A. Gabriel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- A warrior's life -- Hannibal's army -- The origins of war -- Hannibal's strategy -- The invasion of Italy -- Carthaginian Blitzkrieg -- The Italian campaign -- The end of Hannibal -- Why Hannibal failed -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn650217412
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781597976862
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019068267
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)650217412

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