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Read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Richard Miles

Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Read ☆ 6 This book is the first full scale history of Carthage in decades The devastating struggle to the death between the Carthaginians and the Romans was one of the defining dramas of the ancient world In an epic series of land and sea battles both sides came close to victory. Until the publication of this excellent book the preeminent text about Carthage was the 1995 volume Carthage A History by the French historian Serge Lancel This an outstanding contribution to the patchy knowledge we have of Carthage has just been eclipsed One might think that part of the reason for this is that Carthage Must Be Destroyed did not need to be translated inevitably there were some places where Lancel s text became unwieldy It s far from that this is a better written easier to follow rounded book than Lancel sMiles begins with the Phoenicians the people who founded Carthage and goes on from there His style is at all times enjoyable and his arguments well presented Apart from the obvious following of Carthage s history he goes into great depth about subjects such as the manner in which Hannibal aped the feats of Hercules in order to show that he had divine backing and how the Romans fought back against this religious propaganda He also explains in depth how from the time of the Second Punic War onwards the Romans made it their business to portray the Carthaginians as untrustworthy perfidious liars and cheats This in turn allowed them to show themselves as heroic and steadfastAnyone who is interested in learning the full well what is known details about Carthage and its history needs to read this book I for one will be returning to it again and again in the future In my opinion leading Lancel s book is also a good idea Another interesting text is Daily Life in Carthage at the Time of Hannibal by the academic Gilbert Charles Picard Although it was written in the 1960s it has some useful information about Carthaginian culture

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Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Read ☆ 6 Before the Carthaginians finally succumbed and their capital city history and culture were almost utterly erased Drawing on a wealth of new archaeological research Richard Miles brings to life this lost empire from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon. The title refers to a famous uote of Cato the Elder a Roman statesman about the threat to Rome from Carthage The book is a case study of the rise and fall of Carthage It is very thorough and mostly interesting There are several nice lines in the book One of the interesting is that Carthage was important as an opponent to Rome and the conflictual history with Carthage forced the Roman state to mature in order to survive and thus contributed to the long period of Roman dominance under the Empire Another line of thinking that I had not appreciated until now was the role of ideology in the wars between Carthage and Rome which Gods were triumphant and how did these states adapted the array of gods in an area to serve their needs Another interesting line is the complex politics within these states Both Rome and Carthage were far from monolithic actors and understanding the politics was critical for success Indeed this point is made concerning Hannibal and his ineffectiveness in following up on his military triumphs The ability of the winners in a conflict to write the official history is also clearly brought across in the narrative Finally Miles does a good job covering Hannibal and Scipio and brilliant tactical generals and key battles such as Cannae are well coveredOn its weaker side the book seems a bit willing to digress in order to fill in detail and lengthen the page count Given the lack of common familiarity with ancient African Roman and pre Roman history I am sympathetic to the author s efforts to inform and provide background and the book is fairly successful at this A lingua de fora uote of Cato the Elder a Roman statesman about the threat to Rome from Carthage The book is a case study of the rise and fall of Carthage It is very thorough and mostly interesting There are several nice lines in the book One of the interesting is that Carthage was important as an opponent to Rome and the conflictual history with Carthage forced the Roman state to mature in order to survive and thus contributed to the long period of Roman dominance No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 understanding the politics was critical for success Indeed this point is made concerning Hannibal and his ineffectiveness in following A Biography of Innovations up on his military triumphs The ability of the winners in a conflict to write the official history is also clearly brought across in the narrative Finally Miles does a good job covering Hannibal and Scipio and brilliant tactical generals and key battles such as Cannae are well coveredOn its weaker side the book seems a bit willing to digress in order to fill in detail and lengthen the page count Given the lack of common familiarity with ancient African Roman and pre Roman history I am sympathetic to the author s efforts to inform and provide background and the book is fairly successful at this

Read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Richard Miles

Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Read ☆ 6 To its apotheosis as the greatest seapower in the Mediterranean And at the heart of the history of Carthage lies the extraordinary figure of Hannibal the scourge of Rome and one of the greatest military leaders but a man who also unwittingly led his people to catastrophe. The author is a great scholar and very knowledgeable about his subject The book jacket indicates that he has even led archaeological digs in North Africa Perhaps that is part of the problem What I mean is that maybe those with a great love for archaeology should not write books like this one The title promises grand sweeping scope and the author gives us none of it He has an obvious love for the minute details He employs his considerable talents in mining though religious inscriptions dietary information and so one All of this could have been very useful if used in support of a grand theme But what we get is one thing after another Nowhere does he offer any kind of theory for the utter destruction of a once mighty civilization Was Carthage murdered or was it suicide Did they have an achilles heel that betrayed them or fall to hubris or something anything at all Here again there is a lot of information but almost no penetrating analysis Suddenly they are no and there are no real lessons to be learnedIf you have a great interest in certain key details about Carthage I would pick up the book and mine the index Again a few points are illuminating on a smaller scale I had no idea for example of the religious battle that took place during the 2nd Punic War as Hannibal tried to appropriate Hercules and the grand theme of Greek resistance to barbarians The origins of Carthage as it related to Assyrian conuest was also good Given his knowledge the book remains uite frustrating He needed a poet to come alongside


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    Review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) Richard Miles Æ 6 Review From our view point of history we can see that Carthage would be destroyedTo the people of that time no one was knew which city would

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    [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) Richard Miles Æ 6 Review Review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Until the publication of this excellent book the preeminent text about Carthage was the 1995 volume Carthage A H

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    [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) A history of Carthage Insofar as it can be reconstructedNot only were there no Carthaginian histories to survive there is the interesting history of the Greek and Roman histories where the best source may be reconstructed from the uotations taken from another work which also did not survive but drew heavily on the original source There is also some archaeological evidence Carthaginian inscriptions give brief

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    Read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Richard Miles Richard Miles Æ 6 Review [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) Carthage has always been a background character in my personal narrative of history I vaguely knew it had been there for a few hundred years when its wars with Rome started I loved the story of Cato's Delenda est speeches in the Roman Senate and as a fan of military history I had read a few accounts of Hannibal

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    [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) Finished reading Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard MilesWhenever I read a history of a fallen empire I am always sad at the end Read a history of the fall of the Roman Empire last year and I kept rooting for the Romans to pull it together They didn’t I felt very sad reading about the fall of Carthage So unnecessaryBut I did learn a lo

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    [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) The title refers to a famous uote of Cato the Elder a Roman statesman about the threat to Rome from Carthage The book is a case study of the rise and fall of Carthage It is very thorough and mostly interesting There are several nice

  7. says: [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) Richard Miles Æ 6 Review

    [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) The author is a great scholar and very knowledgeable about his subject The book jacket indicates that he has even led archaeological digs in North Africa Perhaps that is part of the problem What I mean is that maybe those with a great love for archaeology should not write books like this one The title promises grand sweeping scope and the author gives us none of it He has an obvious love for the minute details He employs his co

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    [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) Review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization highly recommend Miles’ book for his reconstruction of Carthage’s history while trying to minimize the Romans' filter For one exa

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    Review Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Richard Miles Æ 6 Review [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) There's usually a strict segmentation between an archaeologist writing about artifact digs and a revisionist historian reviewing antiue histories written by the winners The few writers who have tried to synthesize such styles Peter Wells' 'Barbarians to Angels' for example often succeed only in part because they favor one method over another

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    Richard Miles Æ 6 Review Read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Richard Miles [E–book/E–pub] (Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization) The exchange of luxury goods was at the heart of Bronze Age diplomacy between c3300 BCE and c1200 BCE In order to engage in high level diplomacy the powers of the Near East reuired access to the relevant materials and while some were obtained locally many could only come from a distance The merchants making this possible acuired the

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  • Hardcover
  • 521
  • Carthage Must Be Destroyed The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization
  • Richard Miles
  • English
  • 23 December 2020
  • 9780670022663