Ancient Egyptian Warfare

Pharaonic Tactics, Weaponry and Ideology

Ian Shaw

 
Date Published :
August 2019
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Series :
Casemate Short History
Illustration :
30 black and white photos and diagrams
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612007250
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.9 inches
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Overview
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A concise introduction to Ancient Egyptian warfare from the Neolithic period through to the Iron Age, covering everything from battle tactics to weaponry and battle injuries. The excellent preservation of Egyptian artefacts including bows, axes and chariots, means that it is possible to track the changing nature of Egyptian military technology, as well as the equipment and ideas that were adopted from other civilisations of the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East. As well as discussing such crucial issues as military strategy, martial ideology, construction of fortresses and waging of siege warfare, this book includes the study of practical ques­tions of life, death and survival of individual soldiers on the battlefield.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction; Timeline; Interpreting the Evidence; Battle scenes on Protodynastic palettes and in Old and Middle Kingdom temples and private tombs; Fortresses and siege warfare; The battle reliefs in New Kingdom temples; Treatment of the dead and injured; Aims and Ideology of Battle in the New Kingdom; Naval Battles; Weapons and Military Technology; The Soldier's Experience of Battle; War and Peace: Bronze Age Diplomacy; Conclusion; Further Reading; Acknowledgements; Index

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