War in Ancient Egypt

Book Details

Author  Anthony J. Spalinger
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   February 4, 2005
ISBN  1405113723
Pages  312

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This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt from c. 1575 bc–1100 bc.

  • Focuses on the period in which the Egyptians created a professional army and gained control of Syria, creating an “Empire of Asia”.
  • Written by a respected Egyptologist.
  • Highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots and siege technology.
  • Considers the socio-political aspects of warfare, particularly the rise to power of a new group of men.
  • Evaluates the military effectiveness of the Egyptian state, looking at the logistics of warfare during this period.
  • Incorporates maps and photographs, a chronological table, and a chart of dynasties and pharaohs

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