With the development of the skill of driving teams of horses in the 1st half of the 2nd millennium BC, the methodological foundations of riding also were in place ( Horse III, Horsemanship). Although there is definite evidence of mounted messengers and scouts from as early as the 14th/13th cents. BC onwards (Akkadogram LÚPETḪALLUM ‘rider’ in Hittite texts; Egyptian pictorial evidence ), the use of the cavalry as an armed force did not develop until d…
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Starke, Frank (Tübingen),
Burckhardt, Leonhard (Basle) and
Campbell, J. Brian (Belfast),
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