Militarism and the Indo-Europeanizing of Europe

Militarism and the Indo-Europeanizing of Europe

by Robert Drews

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ISBN-13: 9781351982412
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/12/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Robert Drews studied ancient history—Near Eastern, Greek and Roman—at the Johns Hopkins University and received his degree in 1960. For the next 45 years he taught the full slate of ancient history at Vanderbilt University, and became interested especially in the evolution of religion and of warfare. In the latter field his publications include Coming of the Greeks (1988), The End of the Bronze Age (1993) and Early Riders: The Beginnings of Mounted Warfare in Asia and Europe (2004).

Table of Contents

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1 The Origins and Spread of Proto-Indo-European

2 The Kurgan Theory and the Taming of Horses

3 Warfare in Western Eurasia in the Third and Early Second Millennium BC

4 Chariot Warfare, the Beginning of Militarism, and its Indo-European Connection

5 The Beginnings of Militarism in Temperate Europe

6 The Beginning of Militarism in Greece

7 The Question of Origins

Appendix: The Chronological Quandary

Bibliography of Works Cited


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