Chariots, the first mobile fighting vehicles, seem to have originated in Mesopotamia in the third millenium BC. The highly mobile two-wheeled war chariot, carrying a driver and an archer armed with a short composite bow, revolutionized military tactics after after 1700 BC. This expensive weapon spread throughout the Middle East and is thought to have come to Egypt with the conquerin Hyksos. It reached Asia Minor and Greece, and was known in Northern Europe by 1500 BC. This book covers the evolution of the war chariot throughout the Bronze Age, detailing its design, devolpment and combat history - in particular its fundamental involvement in battle of Qadesh.