Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£11.99|
Save £4.08 (34%)
The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC (Elite) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
To me at least, it is fairly obvious that they have also researched their topic in depth.
Second, the authors are careful to define quite precisely the scope of their book in their introduction. The purpose is to try "to represent how Carthaginian warriors might have looked, according to the current state of our knowledge based on a comparative synthesis of the main archaeological finds and the iconographic and literary sources." This is what the book achieves, rather well in my view, and this is what the references included in the bibliography mentioned above reflect.
This is where a (mild) criticism may be in order with regards to the bibliography because it contains very few references for further reading for anyone which may have a wider interest than what the "Carthaginian warriors" - which, as the book shows quite clearly were mostly non-Carthaginian mercenaries. In particular, I was expecting to find at least Richard Miles' major book on Carthage ("Carthage must be destroyed", 2010) which, with its 34 pages of bibliography, would by itself have been enough to satisfy even the most dedicated "fan" of Carthage.Read more ›
Firstly, Andrea Salimbeti and Dr D'Amato seem to know their stuff and the book covers a wide range of topics, from tactics to campaigns. This part of the book seems first rate.
Secondly, I don't like the way Osprey have moved from the format of the colour plates in the middle and spread them about, it makes me feel cheated. I may not be, there may be the same number of plates, but it doesn't seem that way. Of course this isn't the fault of the Authors and it is subjective as others may like the format.
What really lets it down for me are the plates. Now to me, the main thing about the Osprey books are the plates. Across the hundreds of titles I have there are some really lovely illustrations. For example I have the two Seven Year War Russian titles on my desk next to me and Bill Younghusband's illustrations are glorious. Another title is the Mareth Line in the Campaign series, without doubt the best illustrations in any of the Campaign series (although Fall Gelb (1) comes close.... However, the Carthaginians plates are frankly awful and second rate.
Sorry Andrea and Raffaele you have been let down by Osprey and the Illustrator....
Look for similar items by category
- Books > History > Ancient History & Civilisation > Rome
- Books > History > Britain & Ireland > Early British & Roman Britain
- Books > History > Countries & Regions > Africa > Northern
- Books > History > Europe > Pre-500
- Books > History > Military History > Armed Forces > Land Forces
- Books > History > Military History > Encyclopaedias & Pictorials
- Books > History > World History > Pre-500
- Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Warfare & Defence
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > History > Ancient
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > History > Military