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Selected Writings on Chariots and other Early Vehicles, Riding and Harness
     

Selected Writings on Chariots and other Early Vehicles, Riding and Harness

by M.A. Littauer
 

This collection of papers is primarily concerned with transport by wheeled vehicle in antiquity. They shed much light on the construction of the vehicles, the ways their draught animals were harnessed and controlled, and the uses to which the equipages were put. The evidence discussed includes actual remains of vehicles and bridles, as well as figured and textual

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This collection of papers is primarily concerned with transport by wheeled vehicle in antiquity. They shed much light on the construction of the vehicles, the ways their draught animals were harnessed and controlled, and the uses to which the equipages were put. The evidence discussed includes actual remains of vehicles and bridles, as well as figured and textual documents.
Ridden animals and their gear also feature in this collection of papers.
The Selected Writings of Mary B. Littauer and Joost H. Crouwel are important for all those interested in the cultures of the ancient Near East, Egypt and Cyprus and of Bronze Age Greece.

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This hefty volume contains a selection of 42 articles written by Littauer (an archaeologist based in Long Island, NY) and Crouwel (classical archaeology, U. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) between 1973 and 1997. Though the articles haven't been updated, the volume contains a complete bibliography of work by other scholars written since 1990 and organized by subject as well as a glossary of terms. The descriptive title accurately summarizes the contents; the topics include spoked wheels, wheeled vehicles with tilt, early stirrups, and numerous articles on individual finds, most illustrated with fine b&w drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004117990
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/21/2001
Series:
Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Series , #6
Pages:
722
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.66(h) x 2.01(d)

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