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Early Greek Warfare: Horsemen and Chariots in the Homeric and Archaic Ages (SIGNED COPY)

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Title:Early Greek Warfare: Horsemen and Chariots in the Homeric and Archaic Ages (SIGNED COPY)
Price:GBP£35.00 (about USD$43.90)
Category:History
Signed:By Author
ISBN:9780521200561
Book ID:B009-HST00147
Quantity:1
Publisher:Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1973
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:Photo's & Drawings
Binding:Blue Cloth
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Cambridge University Press, 1973, Blue Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Signed by Author, Illustrated By: Photo's & Drawings

gilt titles spine; illustrated by b/w. photo's. & drawings (mainly of pottery decoration); inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Irmgard Kapuer with all good wishes from Peter Greenhalgh May, 1973"; "a study of the literary and archaeological (especially artistic) evidence for developments . in the warfare of early Greece. Dr Greenhalgh considers in particular the military history of the chariot and mounted horse, both as they were represented in poetry and art and as they were used in reality from about 1I00 to 500 B.C. He finds the picture superficially presented by the sources incoherent and often incredible, and attempts a reconstruction which does justice both to tactical and technical possibilities and to the social and economic facts of life in the period. He shows how the Homeric poems, for example, can be systematically misleading in part misconceiving the character of the Mycenaean age, and in part conflating with this misconception the conditions of their own time. The collection and detailed analysis of evidence in this illustrated study will itself be of great value to archaeologists, historians of warfare and Homeric specialists. But Dr Greenhalgh does not consider the military developments in isolation. His conclusions have a wider importance for social and political historians, and his work will provide a clearer understanding of the processes which shaped the classical period of flfth-century Greece."; the price-intact D/J. has some edge-wear with a few closed tears & fading to spine; including index - 212 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Photo's & Drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Archaeology; Greek Literary History; Ancient Greek Art; Greece; Ancient (BC); Military & Warfare. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0521200563. ISBN/EAN: 9780521200561. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00147.
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