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The End of the Bronze Age

Changes in Warfare and the Catastrophe Ca.1200 B.C.

By (author) Robert Drews
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 15th Aug 1993
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm d 30mm
Weight: 542g
ISBN-10: 0691048118
ISBN-13: 9780691048116
Barcode No: 9780691048116
Synopsis
Combining archaeological evidence with descriptions of military tactics, this treatise claims that the end of the Bronze Age was brought about by military conquest rather than by natural catastrophes. It points to the transition from chariot to infantry warfare as the principal proponent of change.

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"Unusually sophisticated.... Well argued and learned."--A. M. Snodgrass, "The Times Literary Supplement" "[Drews] has differentiated between evidence and speculation so that those who will continue to debate the Catastrophe can use the book effectively. What is more important is that he has laid to rest some archaeological factoids which in their turn were based on no more than guesswork."--David W. J. Gill, "Bryn Mawr Classical Review" "["The End of the Bronze Age"] provides a concise overview of the problem and the present state of our knowledge.... Drews has produced a thought-provoking work with an intriguing thesis, informative and thorough in its scholarship, sound and imaginative in its arguments."--J. P. Karras, "The Journal of Military History"