The Resource Wagon, chariot, and carriage : symbol and status in the history of transport, Stuart Piggott

Wagon, chariot, and carriage : symbol and status in the history of transport, Stuart Piggott

Label
Wagon, chariot, and carriage : symbol and status in the history of transport
Title
Wagon, chariot, and carriage
Title remainder
symbol and status in the history of transport
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Piggott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents the technological and social history of early land transport -- horses, wagons, chariots and wheeled conveyances of all kinds -- including the history of vehicles and mounts as symbols of status and eminence, fit to be presented to potentates, or buried with them. The author assembles evidence from texts and archaeology in the form of a grand chronological narrative that touches on matters as diverse as the fodder of King Solomon's horses, the military significance of the cavalry stirrup and the role of women on horseback. It begins with the ox-wagon: humble enough to us but, over 4000 years ago, the very first luxury transport. During the second millennium BC it was supplanted -- in lands as far apart as Egypt, India and China -- by the horse-drawn chariot, not merely as an engine of war, but as a parade car for public display and hunting in royal parks. Yet the chariot itself was gradually displaced by the ridden horse, which became the cardinal attribute of monarchy and nobility. The image of the heroic ruler on horseback remained constant from Marcus Aurelius until the eve of the modern era, by which time the covered carriage and coach had long since assumed the mantle of prestige vehicles
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piggott, Stuart
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GT5280
LC item number
.P54 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wagons
  • Horses
  • Chariots
  • Carriages and carts
  • Carriages and carts
  • Chariots
  • Horses
  • Wagons
  • Vervoermiddelen
  • Wagen
  • Geschichte
  • Kutsche
  • Landverkehr
  • Geschichte
  • Kutsche
  • Landverkehr
  • Wagen
Label
Wagon, chariot, and carriage : symbol and status in the history of transport, Stuart Piggott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The ox-wagon from the farmyard to the court. From sledge to wheels -- Technology and its constraints -- The first ox-wagons : function and status -- The wagon burials -- The ox-wagon in decline -- The ox-cart of the kings -- Epilogue : ox-carts and British Rail -- pt. 2. Chariots and chariotry. Equids in Mesopotamia : ass, onager and horse -- Chariots and chariotry : the basic requirements -- The price of prestige : the chariot package-deal -- Origins and dispersal -- The Indo-European minefield -- Chariots at large -- The chariot package-deal taken up : the Near East -- The Greeks and their chariot deal -- The Chinese phenomenon -- pt. 3. Princes on horseback. The East -- The Greek and Roman world -- From classical to medieval -- Display and majesty -- From the old horsemanship to the new -- Work-horse and pack-horse -- Women on horseback -- Riding and clothing : Greeks and barbarians -- Rome and after -- Knights in armour : from prehistory into history -- Interlude : the horse as a princely gift -- Horses as gods and sacrifices -- The sacrificial horse -- Horse burials in prehistory -- Early medieval Europe -- Horse and shaman -- Horses for paradise -- pt. 4. From chivalry to carriage. From chariot to pleasure-car in the ancient East -- The Pazyryk ceremonial carriage -- Wagon and carriage in the West -- The pivoted front axle from prehistory to history -- Tilt-wagons and carts in antiquity -- The medieval covered pleasure carriage -- From tilt-carriage to coach -- The coach accepted -- The coach as prestige gift : Elizabeth and Russia -- The Indian gift : James I and Jahangir -- Coaches to China : the great incompatibility -- The end : the glamour of an anachronism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
184 p.
Isbn
9780500251140
Lccn
93135511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)28147469
Label
Wagon, chariot, and carriage : symbol and status in the history of transport, Stuart Piggott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The ox-wagon from the farmyard to the court. From sledge to wheels -- Technology and its constraints -- The first ox-wagons : function and status -- The wagon burials -- The ox-wagon in decline -- The ox-cart of the kings -- Epilogue : ox-carts and British Rail -- pt. 2. Chariots and chariotry. Equids in Mesopotamia : ass, onager and horse -- Chariots and chariotry : the basic requirements -- The price of prestige : the chariot package-deal -- Origins and dispersal -- The Indo-European minefield -- Chariots at large -- The chariot package-deal taken up : the Near East -- The Greeks and their chariot deal -- The Chinese phenomenon -- pt. 3. Princes on horseback. The East -- The Greek and Roman world -- From classical to medieval -- Display and majesty -- From the old horsemanship to the new -- Work-horse and pack-horse -- Women on horseback -- Riding and clothing : Greeks and barbarians -- Rome and after -- Knights in armour : from prehistory into history -- Interlude : the horse as a princely gift -- Horses as gods and sacrifices -- The sacrificial horse -- Horse burials in prehistory -- Early medieval Europe -- Horse and shaman -- Horses for paradise -- pt. 4. From chivalry to carriage. From chariot to pleasure-car in the ancient East -- The Pazyryk ceremonial carriage -- Wagon and carriage in the West -- The pivoted front axle from prehistory to history -- Tilt-wagons and carts in antiquity -- The medieval covered pleasure carriage -- From tilt-carriage to coach -- The coach accepted -- The coach as prestige gift : Elizabeth and Russia -- The Indian gift : James I and Jahangir -- Coaches to China : the great incompatibility -- The end : the glamour of an anachronism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
184 p.
Isbn
9780500251140
Lccn
93135511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)28147469

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