Chariot

The Astounding Rise and Fall of the World's First War Machine

By Cotterell, Arthur

Publishers Summary:
A compelling history of what is now acknowledged to be the world's first war machine, Chariot traces the rise and fall of the chariot across the Old World, from Ireland, through Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China, its influence on modern mechanized warfare, and its resonance in the popular imagination, from ancient art and literature to the films of Hollywood.

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ISBN
978-1-58567-667-5
Publisher
Overlook Hardcover


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Reviewed on July 15, 2005

In this entertaining work, Cotterell (The Encyclopedia of World Mythology ) immediately sets out all that was distinctive about the chariot, namely, the spoked wheel, the trained horses, and the composite bow. He divides his subsequent discussion geographically, covering the evolution of the chariot's use in various regions of Asia and Europe. Finally, topical chapters consider racing and modern misconceptions about the chari...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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