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Dawn of the Horse Warriors: Chariot and Cavalry Warfare, 3000-600bc

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The domestication of the horse revolutionized warfare, granting unprecedented strategic and tactical mobility, allowing armies to strike with terrifying speed. The horse was first used as the motive force for chariots and then, in a second revolution, as mounts for the first true cavalry. The period covered encompasses the development of the first clumsy ass-drawn chariots ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 6th 2015 by Pen & Sword Books
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Fraser Ronald
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Noble’s Dawn of the Horse Warriors: Chariot and Cavalry Warfare 3000-600 BC discusses the introduction of the chariot and its evolution as an instrument of war in Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean region. While the book strongly suggested the author was very well-versed in the subject, I found that it lacked clarity and its structure tended to obscure rather than illuminate the topics it presented.

I am sure that Noble is extremely knowledgeable regarding the development of the chariot and the d
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Rob Markley
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This is a tremendously interesting book but unfortunately it also has problems. Firstly the good - Duncan Noble is obviously an expert in this field (PhD in Development of Transport in Ancient Mesopotamia) which he shares well and he isn't afraid to raise questions and give negative answers. For example I was particularly interested in the tactical use of chariots, but basically Noble could tell us - 'look we just don't know... and furthermore they may not have had all that much use other than s ...more
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