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Hannibal's March: Alps and Elephants
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One of the mysteries surrounding Hannibal’s famous march on Rome during the Second Punic War is the actual route his Carthaginian army took from Spain across the Alps and onto the plains of Italy. Even during Julius Caesar’s time it was the subject of much speculation. The march is popularly known for both the elephants that accompanied the expedition and the use of heat and vinegar to break boulders that blocked their way, but it was not until 1955 that Gaving R. De Beer, Director of the British Museum, established what is considered to be the most probable route Hannibal’s army took. The author not only scoured ancient accounts, he consulted astronomers, geologists, climatologists, and philologists, and retraced the route himself using classical sources and the information supplied by experts as his guide. The result is a delightful, erudite account, reprinted here for the first time in paperback.“A book in which lively writing and scholarly research are happily mated. Moreover, it is convincing.”—New York Times“The most notable quality in this study—apart from its sturdy practicality and common sense—is the readiness with which its author avails himself of the most diverse varieties of evidence.”—Times Literary Supplement“Those who read this book will discover that, as treated by Sir Gavin, the subject is a fascinating one. Here is no parched parchment study, but an on-the-spot exploration of roads and rivers daily traversed by thousands.”—Christian Science Monitor Books > History List_Books

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Based on consulations with geologists, climatologists, philologists, astronomers, and ancient texts, presents the classic study of the route taken by Hannibal and his Carthaginian army from Spain across the Alps to the plains of Italy in the famous marchon Rome during the Second Punic War. Books

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Hannibal's March: Alps and Elephants Hannibals-March~~Gavin-R-De-Beer World History>Ancient Hist>Ancient Rome Paperback, Westholme Publishing

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Hannibal's March: Alps and Elephants

 

One of the mysteries surrounding Hannibal’s famous march on Rome during the Second Punic War is the actual route his Carthaginian army took from Spain across the Alps and onto the plains of Italy. Even during Julius Caesar’s time it was the subject of much speculation. The march is popularly known for both the elephants that accompanied the expedition and the use of heat and vinegar to break boulders that blocked their way, but it was not until 1955 that Gaving R. De Beer, Director of the British Museum, established what is considered to be the most probable route Hannibal’s army took. The author not only scoured ancient accounts, he consulted astronomers, geologists, climatologists, and philologists, and retraced the route himself using classical sources and the information supplied by experts as his guide. The result is a delightful, erudite account, reprinted here for the first time in paperback.

“A book in which lively writing and scholarly research are happily mated. Moreover, it is convincing.”—New York Times

“The most notable quality in this study—apart from its sturdy practicality and common sense—is the readiness with which its author avails himself of the most diverse varieties of evidence.”—Times Literary Supplement

“Those who read this book will discover that, as treated by Sir Gavin, the subject is a fascinating one. Here is no parched parchment study, but an on-the-spot exploration of roads and rivers daily traversed by thousands.”R

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781594161247
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1594161240
Paperback
Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: Westholme Publishing
123 Pages
Weight: 0,172 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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Detail page last modified on 2019-08-14T05:41:30-04:00 (New York)
ISBN/EAN: 9781594161247

ISBN - alternate spelling:
1-59416-124-0, 978-1-59416-124-7


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