Encyclopedia of Invasions and Conquests: from ancient times by Paul K. Davis

By Paul K. Davis

Encyclopedia of Invasions and Conquests: from precedent days to the current КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: gray residence PublishingАвтор(ы): Paul okay. DavisЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2006Количество страниц: 631ISBN: 1-59237-114-0Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 29.8 mb RapidIfolder sixty eight

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From there he conquered eastward to the Persian hills, then south to defeat Sumer, possibly gaining revenge for the death of Ur-Zababa. He symbolically washed his weapons in the Persian Gulf, marking the limit of his conquests in that direction. After consolidating his hold on Sumer, he marched west to conquer Mesopotamia and possibly as far as Syria and Lebanon, with rumors of conquests in lands as far-flung as Egypt, Asia Minor, and India. In order to control this vast amount of territory, Sargon appointed representatives of the conquered peoples to governing positions, and they answered only to him.

16 C ARTHAGE, ROMAN INVASION OF (THIRD PUNIC WAR) After Rome was victorious in the Second Punic War, Carthage recovered well and quickly under the leadership of Hannibal. He was as able a political leader as a military one, but as he learned in his campaign in Italy, the people of Carthage would not give him sufficient support. The Carthaginians’ return to economic health made them believe that they could return to military health as well, though the terms of the treaty ending the Second Punic War denied them the ability to make war at all outside Africa, and only with Rome’s permission on the continent.

He did so, taking the desert route, which proved much more difficult than he had anticipated. Back in Persia, Alexander began to show his brilliance as a statesman. He had a vision for a CRETE Sardis Ephesus Thebes Memphis MESOPOTAMIA Babylon Opis R ed Se 0 Major towns Scale of miles Major battles 500 P e rs ia n C A R M A N IA Pasargadae G u lf D Herat INDIAN OCEAN GEDROSIA Craterus’ return route Hydaspes R. Alexandria Eschate Kabul A SI O H AC R A Bactra Samarkand NA GIA N RA Kandahar IRAN PARTHIA Hecatampylos P Persepolis E R S IS Alexandria SU SI A N A MEDIA Susa Ecbatana ALEXANDER'S ROUTE OF CONQUEST ARABIA R.

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