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

Cotterell, Arthur

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ISBN 10: 0712669426 / ISBN 13: 9780712669429
Published by Pimlico : Random House, London, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition. An oustanding, detailed history of the development and usage of the war chariot from ancient times onwards, in the Middle East, in China, India, Britain during Caesar's time, Greece, the Trojan War, and elsewhere, discussing the evolution of this revolutionary techology and its eventual disuse, as well as surveying the chariot as represented in film, literature, etc. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains maps, illustrations, notes and references, indexed, 344pp. A very nice copy, in as new condition and unused, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free archival plastic protector. Rare in this original early edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00014879

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Title: Chariot : The Astounding Rise and Fall of ...

Publisher: Pimlico : Random House, London

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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A cross-cultural study of chariot warfare detailing the chariot's use as a war machine right across the Old World, from Ireland to Korea as well as its ceremonial and religious use in the days of early Mesopotamia right up to twentieth-century filmmakers.

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Rich in historical anecdote and narrative, Chariot offers riveting descriptions of the military confrontations in which the deployment of chariots heavily influenced the outcome of battles and changed the fates of countries and empires. With nearly a hundred illustrations depicting the chariot's influence in warfare, and as a religious symbol of profound significance in sport, literature, and art throughout the ages, Chariot provides a broad-ranging and fascinating view of a machine that has exerted a monumental impact on our world.

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