Roman Conquests

North Africa

Nic Fields

The third in the Roman Conquests series will cover Rome's first forays during the First and Second Punic Wars, then cover in detail her vindictive final conquest and destruction of Carthage in the Third Punic War. With a cast of characters including Hannibal, the Scipios, Marius, Sulla, and Jugurtha, this will be a popular addition to the series.
Date Published :
January 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 pages color, 7 b/w maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844159703
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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The third in the Roman Conquests series will briefly cover Rome's first forays into the dark continent during the First and Second Punic Wars, then cover 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 color plates by Graham Sumner bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously researched detail.

About The Author
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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 his doctorate in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. He is now a freelance author and researcher based in southwest France, specializing in ancient military history.

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