Description - War in Ancient Egypt by Anthony John Spalinger
This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt from c. 1575 bc-1100 bc. It focuses on the period in which the Egyptians created a professional army and gained control of Syria, creating an 'Empire of Asia'. It is written by a respected Egyptologist. It highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots and siege technology. It considers the socio-political aspects of warfare, particularly the rise to power of a new group of men. It evaluates the military effectiveness of the Egyptian state, looking at the logistics of warfare during this period. It incorporates maps and photographs, a chronological table, and a chart of dynasties and pharaohs.
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(239mm x 162mm x 27mm)
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Anthony John Spalinger
Anthony J. Spalinger is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His recent publications include The Transformation of an Ancient Egyptian Narrative: P. Sallier III and the Battle of Kadesh (2002), The Private Feast Lists of Ancient Egypt (1996), Revolutions in Egyptian Calendrics (1994) and Three Studies on Egyptian Feasts (1992).