Zama 202 BC

Scipio crushes Hannibal in North Africa

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Zama 202 BC

Scipio crushes Hannibal in North Africa

Description

The battle of Zama, fought across North Africa around 202 BC, was the final large-scale clash of arms between the world's two greatest western powers of the time – Carthage and Rome. The engagement ended the Second Punic War, waged from 218 until 201 BC. The armies were led by two of the most famous commanders of all time – the legendary Carthaginian general Hannibal, renowned for crossing the Alps with his army into Italy, and the Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio, who along with his father was among the defeated at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC.

Drawing upon years of research, author Mir Bahmanyar gives a detailed account of this closing battle, analysing the tactics employed by each general and the forces they had at their disposal. Stunning, specially commissioned artwork brings to life the epic clash that saw Hannibal defeated and Rome claim its spot as the principal Mediterranean power.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing plans/The campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading/Index

Product details

Published Sep 22 2016
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472814234
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 47 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 299
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Mir Bahmanyar

Mir Bahmanyar served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion.…

Illustrator

Peter Dennis

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