Chariot: From Chariot to Tank, the Astounding Rise of the World's First War Machine
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BeschreibungLively, accessible and lavishly illustrated, this is a cross-cultural study of chariot warfare throughout the Old World, from Ireland to Korea. The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. Its use as a war machine is graphically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Iliad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 326 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C. on the south coast of England, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. Historically and geographically broad-ranging, and packed with fascinating personal details about ancient figures, from the boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun to Emperor Nero and the great charioteer Porphyrius, this fascinating exploration of the chariot's legacy -- not least as depicted in Hollywood films -- is illustrated throughout and presents an engrossing look at the world's first war machine.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2006
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten