1274 B.C. Kadesh—Greatest Chariot Battle
Lecture no. 2 from the course: The Decisive Battles of World History
Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The battle of Kadesh ushered in an unprecedented era of peace in the ancient Near East. Follow the strategy and tactics of the Egyptian and Hittite armies, featuring each side’s distinctive war chariots. Trace the unusual sequence of battlefield events that led to a remarkable treaty, an important forerunner of peaceful diplomacy.