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Description - Cannae by Adrian Goldsworthy

This work takes a close look at one of the most influential battles of Antiquity. On 2 August 216BC, Hannibal won his greatest victory in Cannae in southern Italy. For the Romans, Cannae became the yardstick by which other defeats were measured, never surpassed and only once or twice equalled in the next six centuries. Cannae remains one of the most famous battles ever fought, frequently alluded to in modern military writing, and Hannibal's tactics are still taught in the military academies where today's officers are trained. This volume takes a look at the battle, and explains exactly how it was that Hannibal achieved his historic victory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780304357147
ISBN-10: 0304357146
Format: Hardback
(226mm x 190mm x 25mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Weidenfeld Military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adrian Goldsworthy

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR was recognised by John Keegan, the general Editor of The History of Warfare series, as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. His other books include THE PUNIC WARS, and the volume on Roman Warfare in John Keegan's Cassell History of Warfare series.

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