Warfare in Ancient Egypt takes the reader from the manufacture and use of flint hand-axes, wooden staves and stone bludgeons, through the origins of organised fighting groups under the command of a leader, and into the sophisticated and even elegant military culture that saw the composite bow, the khepesh, the sword, the javelin and above all the chariot. This aspect of Egyptian history has been almost entirely overlooked and, in this lavishly illustrated book, Bridget McDermott is able to present a vivid picture of what battle, training and military life was like for the non-elite members of the Egyptian armies.
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(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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Author Biography - S. B. McDermott
Bridget McDermott has a degree in Egyptology from the University of Liverpool and a doctorate from the University of Manchester, researching the Egyptian military. She is the author of Decoding Hieroglyphs, which won the Longman-History Today New Generation Historical Book of the Year Prize in 2002. She lives in Glastonbury, England.