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Author Drews, Robert.

Title The end of the Bronze Age : changes in warfare and the catastrophe ca. 1200 B.C. / Robert Drews
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1993]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages ): illustrations, map
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
Summary 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 destruction, Robert Drews rejects the traditional explanations and proposes a military one instead. --From publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Bronze age -- Mediterranean Region
Chariot warfare -- Mediterranean Region
Warfare, Prehistoric -- Mediterranean Region
Weapons, Prehistoric -- Mediterranean Region
Armes préhistoriques -- Méditerranée (région)
Âge du bronze -- Méditerranée (région)
Bronze age.
Chariot warfare.
Chars antiques -- Méditerranée (région)
Guerre -- Antiquité.
Historia antiga -- grecia (pratica militar)
Historia antiga -- oriente proximo (pratica militar)
Warfare, Prehistoric.
Weapons, Prehistoric.
Mediterranean Region -- Antiquities.
Mediterranean Region.
Méditerranée (région) -- Antiquités.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691209979