End of the Bronze Age Changes in Warfare and the Catastrophe Ca. 1200 B. C.

ISBN-10: 0691025916
ISBN-13: 9780691025919
Edition: 3rd 1993 (Revised)
Authors: Robert Drews
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Catastrophe and Its Chronology
The Catastrophe Surveyed
Alternative Explanations of the Catastrophe
Earthquakes
Migrations
Ironworking
Drought
Systems Collapse
Raiders
A Military Explanation of the Catastrophe
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
Bibliography
Index

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