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Chariots, the first mobile fighting vehicle, seem to have originated in Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC. The highly mobile two-wheeled war chariot, carrying a driver and an archer armed with a short composite bow, revolutionized military tactics after 1700 BC. This expensive weapon spread throughout the Middle East and is thought to have reached Egypt with the conquering Hyksos. It spread into Asia Minor, Greece, and was known in Northern Europe by 1500 BC. This book covers the evolution of the war chariot throughout the Bronze Age, detailing its design, development and combat history - in particular its fundamental involvement at the battle of Qadesh.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development of the War Chariot · Variants and users · Weapons and tactics · Operational history · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Jan 31 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841769448
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 32 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 119
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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