The Punic wars 264-146 BC is an Osprey book in the series Essential Histories, published in 2002. It is an English 96 page paperback. Author Nigell Bagnall studies the different aspects of the Punic wars.
Table of contents: Introduction · Chronology · Background to war : Two great Mediterranean powers· Warring sides: Carthaginian and Roman forces on land and sea · Outbreak: Collapse of the Third Treaty of Friendship · The fighting: The three Punic Wars · Portrait of a soldier: Hannibal Barcid and Scipio Africanus · The world around war: The political, social and economic impact · Portrait of a civilian: Carthaginian trade; a Roman senator · Conclusion and consequences: Expansionism and the disposition for war · Glossary of names · Further reading · Index.
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