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Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard Miles
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Dec 14, 11

bookshelves: history, military, naval
Read from October 28 to December 14, 2011 — I own a copy

An excellent overview of the entirety of Carthaginian history with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and mythological interaction of Mediterranean basin civilizations. Well researched with newer ideas or views challenging consensus are carefully stated as such.

This book reads a bit like a thesis project on religious syncretism expanded into a history at points, but is generally an excellent read to get a broad picture of the Med in the much of the first 5 centuries BC.

Those looking for a more military history of the Hanniballic campaigns should seek elsewhere -- they are dealt with clearly, but succinctly with only the minimum of tactical analysis.
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