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Chariot: From Chariot to Tank, the Astounding Rise and Fall of the World’s First War Machine
The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. F

Our Price: $30.00
By Arthur Cotterell (au)
Year: 2004
Pages: 344
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1585676675

Product Code: 1422367797

The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in Mesopotamia, then in Asia Minor & Egypt, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield, in Asia & the British Isles as well. This book traces the rise & fall of the chariot across the Old World -- through Ireland, Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, & China -- its influence on modern mechanized warfare, & its resonance in the popular imagination, from ancient art & lit. to Hollywood films. Offers descriptions of the military confrontations in which the deployment of chariots heavily influenced the outcome of battles & changed the fates of countries & empires. Depicts the chariot’s influence in warfare, as a religious symbol, in sport, lit., & art through the ages, including films. 100 illus.

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