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Carthage : a history

Author: Serge Lancel; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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Carthage, now a spectacular ruin on the North coast of Africa, was the capital of one of the ancient world's most powerful empires. This book describes its history, from foundation by the Phoenicians  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Serge Lancel; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 1557864683 9781557864680
OCLC Number: 31977369
Notes: Originally published in French as: Carthage. Paris : Fayard, ©1992.
Description: xvii, 474 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The founding of Carthage --
The establishment of the city --
The beginnings of empire --
The means of power : from thalassocracy to state --
The development of the city between the fifth century and 146 BC --
Religion --
Expansion into Africa --
Between East and West : an ambiguous cultural identity --
Carthage or Rome? --
The final ordeal --
The double survival.
Other Titles: Carthage.
Responsibility: Serge Lancel ; translated by Antonia Nevill.

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"The book is accessibly written and superbly translated, with copious well-selected illustrations, and should serve as the standard introduction to Punic Carthage for many years to come." Antiquity Read more...

 
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