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Hannibal; the struggle for power in the Mediterranean.

Author: Gavin De Beer, Sir
Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson, 1969.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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De Beer's biography of Carthaginian General Hannibal highlights the struggle for power in the Mediterranean world. Carthage and Rome were great rivals during the Punic Wars. Hannibal aimed to defeat Rome by surprise attack by crossing the Pyrenees, the Rhône and Alps, but failed in his personal ambition.
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Named Person: Hannibal; Hannibal; Hannibal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin De Beer, Sir
ISBN: 0500250227 9780500250228
OCLC Number: 44691
Notes: New York ed. has sub-title: Challenging Rome's supremacy.
Description: 320 pages 16 plates, 232 illustrations (16 color), maps, portraits 25 cm
Contents: I. The stage and the players --
II. The rivals : Carthage and Rome --
III. Over the Alps and far away --
IV. Hannibal routs the Romans --
V. Rome recovers --
VI. Hannibal's star wanes.

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De Beer's biography of Carthaginian General Hannibal highlights the struggle for power in the Mediterranean world. Carthage and Rome were great rivals during the Punic Wars. Hannibal aimed to defeat Rome by surprise attack by crossing the Pyrenees, the Rhône and Alps, but failed in his personal ambition.

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