9781472814210

Zama 202 BC Scipio crushes Hannibal in North Africa

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  • ISBN13:

    9781472814210

  • ISBN10:

    1472814215

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/20/2016
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing

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Summary

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, analyzing 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.

Author Biography

Mir Bahmanyar was born in Iran and educated in Germany before attending college in the US. He served in the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment and has written several books on their history. Mir is also a film producer and screenwriter. In 2006 he produced and co-wrote the multi-award winning film Soldier of God. He lives in Los Angeles.

Peter Dennis studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. He has contributed to hundreds of books, including many Osprey titles. He lives in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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