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The end of the Bronze Age : changes in warfare and the catastrophe ca. 1200 B.C.

Author: Robert Drews
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Bronze Age came to a close early in the twelfth century b.c. with one of the worst calamities in history: over a period of several decades, destruction descended upon key cities throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, bringing to an end the Levantine, Hittite, Trojan, and Mycenaean kingdoms and plunging some lands into a dark age that would last more than four hundred years. In his attempt to account for this  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Drews
ISBN: 0691048118 9780691048116 0691025916 9780691025919
OCLC Number: 27186178
Description: xii, 252 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The catastrophe and its chronology --
The catastrophe surveyed --
Earthquakes --
Migrations --
Ironworking --
Drought --
Systems collapse --
Raiders --
Preface to a military explanation of the catastrophe --
The chariot warfare of the late Bronze Age --
Footsoldiers in the late Bronze Age --
Infantry and horse troops in the early Iron Age --
Changes in armor and weapons at the end of the Bronze Age --
The end of chariot warfare in the catastrophe.
Responsibility: Robert Drews.
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