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    Warhorse: Cavalry in the Ancient World (Hardback) By (author) Philip Sidnell


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    DescriptionIn the ancient world, cavalry was an important part of almost all armies, for scouting and pursuit but above all for its shock role in the charge. Its role has often been undervalued because of the attention paid to the foot soldiers of the Greek phalanxes and Roman legions, but there is no doubting its significance. Warhorse is a complete account of the use of cavalry in ancient warfare, from its training and formations to its actual use in battle, whether to carry archers or to press home the attack. Philip Sidnell traces the earliest use of horses for warfare and the evolution of chariots. He shows how cavalry tactics changed over the years, but also how they retained long-term characteristics, from the days of the Pharaohs to the end of the ancient world and beyond. Tactics employed by Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar would have been recognisable at Hastings.

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    Cavalry in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Sidnell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    ISBN 13: 9781852853747
    ISBN 10: 1852853743

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 357.10901
    LC classification: UE157 .S53 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 357.093
    Thema V1.0: NHW, JWCD
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Hambledon Continuum
    Publication date
    20 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Philip Sidnell is a history editor at Book Club Associates. A keen rider, he has re-enacted many of the manoeuvres of ancient horsemen, using replicas of their weapons and equipment.
    Review quote
    "Sidnell traces the history of the horse in battle from the earliest recorded times to the battle of Hastings, analyzing the impact of cavalry on battle."--,