Bronze Age War Chariots

Bronze Age War Chariots

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By (author) Nic Fields, Illustrated by Brian Delf

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 240mm x 6mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841769444
  • ISBN 13: 9781841769448
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 527,377

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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 compound 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, including the design, development and combat history B in particular its fundamental involvement at the battle of Qadesh.

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Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines for seven years. Having left the Navy, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School of Archaeology, Athens, and is now a lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.