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Chariot : the astounding rise and fall of the world's first war machine

Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea. Illustrated throughout and exploring the chariot's legacy - not least as depicted in Hollywood films - it provides a broad-ranging and fascinating view of the world's first revolutionary war machine."--BOOK JACKET.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cotterell, Arthur.
Chariot.
London : Pimlico, 2004
(OCoLC)607230225
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Cotterell
ISBN: 0712669426 9780712669429
OCLC Number: 56648163
Description: viii, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Chariot battle --
The rise of the charioteer --
West Asia and Egypt --
Europe --
India --
China --
The end of the war chariot --
Survivals, ritual and racing --
Afterword : Modern myths.
Responsibility: Arthur Cotterell.

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Right across the Old World from Ireland, through Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China, the use of the chariot is recounted in epic and history. The author also looks at its legacy and  Read more...

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