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Hannibal's Road The Second Punic War in Italy 213-203 BC (Hardback) Many books have been written on the Second Punic War and Hannibal in particular but few give much space to his campaigns in the years from 213 203 BC.
Most studies concentrate on Hannibals series of stunning victories in the early stages of the war, culminating at Cannae in 216 BC, then refocus on the activities of his nemesis , Scipio Africanus, in Spain until the two meet in the final showdown at Zama.
Carey's book is a superb piece of scholarship about one of the most dramatic and decisive battles of the ancient world,…
About Brian Todd Carey Brian Todd Carey, Joshua B Allfree and John Cairns are the same team that produced Warfare in the Ancient World, Warfare in the Medieval World, and Hannibal's Last Battle for Pen & Sword.
A paperback version (ISBN: 1781592632) was published by Pen and Sword Military Books in 2013.) serves as a solid introduction to ancient warfare. Glossary and select bibliography." explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years War.
Carey analyzes the main tactical systems in light of Archer Jones's tactical matrix (heavy infantry, heavy cavalry, light infantry, light cavalry). Through an exploration of thirty-three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four weapon systems-heavy and light infantry and heavy and light cavalry - focusing on the evolution of shock and missile combat.This is the second part of an ambitious two-volume study of the subject.The first volume, , examined the evolution of warfare from the Bronze Age to the highly organized armies of the Greeks and the Romans.And it offers a critical assessment of the contrasting qualities and leadership styles of Hannibal and Scipio, the two most celebrated commanders of their age.The book is crisply written, well researched, and thoroughly documented.In 2008 he published a book describing the campaigns of Hannibal Barca and the Second Punic War entitled Hannibal's Last Battle: Zama and the Fall of Carthage.