Ancient Egyptian Warfare

Tactics, Weaponry and Ideology of the Pharaohs

Ian Shaw

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.
Date Published :
November 2019
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Series :
Casemate Short History
Illustration :
30 black and white photos and diagrams
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781612007250
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.9 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$14.95
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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 artifacts 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 civilizations 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

REVIEWS
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"This tiny gem of a book is an engaging introduction into Iron Age combat, covering all manner of Egyptian warfare. For anyone interested in battle tactics, military strategy, weaponry, or even battle injuries, this is your book."

- City Book Review

‘’A short read, an overview, not a complete study of ancient Egyptian warfare, but within the pages there is some interesting discussion and cogent observations – probably an outcome that the author set out to achieve.’’

- Ancient Egypt Magazine

‘’A short read, an overview, not a complete study of ancient Egyptian warfare, but within the pages there is some interesting discussion and cogent observations - probably the outcome that the author set out to achieve.’’

- Roger Forshaw, Ancient Egypt Magazine

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