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THE END OF THE BRONZE AGE

Robert Drews

 

Subtitle: Changes in Warfare and The Catastrophe CA. 1200 B.C. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, 1993, index, bibliogrfaphy, footnotes, illustrations

 
 

Reviewer comment: The author's thesis is that the widespread social collapse and physical destruction of many cities ca. 1200 was due to drastic changes in warfare related to the replacement of bronze weapons with iron weapons. In the initial chapters he discusses some of the standard scholarly explainations. In later chapters he discusses the role of chariots and other troop types and then the impact of the new iron weapons.

 
 

Part One: Introduction

 
 

Chapter 1 -The Catastrophe and Its Chronology

 
 

Chapter- 2 - The Catastrophy Surveyed

 
     
 

Chapter- 3- Earthquakes

 
 

Chapter- 4- Migrations

 
 

Chapter- 5 - Ironworking

 
 

Chapter- 6 - Drought

 
 

Chapter- 7 - Systems Collapse

 
 

Chapter- 8 -Raiders

 
     
 

Chapter - 9 - Preface to a Military Explaination of the Catastrophy

 
 

Chapter - 10 - The Chariot Warfare of the Late Bronze Age

 
 

Chapter - 11 - Footsoldiers in the Late Bronze Age

 
 

Chapter - 12 - Infantry and Horse Troops in the Early Iron Age

 
 

Chapter- -13 - Changes in Armor and Weapons i n the End of the Bronze Age

 
 

Chapter- -14 - The End of Chariot Warfare in the Catastrophy

 
     

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