Warfare and Weaponry in Dynastic Egypt

Rebecca Angharad Dean

* Development of warfare in Ancient Egypt

* Ancient weapons and how they were used to terrifying effect

* Uses real-life replicas of ancient weapons

* Features how women gained power in a male-dominated world
Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
60 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473823556
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Defence. Attack. Symbolism. The development of warfare in any society provides an evocative glance into the lives (and deaths) of our predecessors. This is never more the case than with that most enticing of ancient civilizations, Ancient Egypt. Follow Rebecca Dean through the fascinating world of mysterious figures such as Tutankhamun and Nefertiti, examining not only the history and development of ancient Egyptian warfare, but the weapons used and the way they were handled.

Swords, axes, and daggers are the weapons of choice here, as ancient Egyptian warfare is brought vividly to life through the exciting use of experimental archaeology. By examining and testing replicas of real-life artifacts, just how deadly these ancient Egyptian weapons were can be seen. Looking closely at the nature of such weapons also brings to life the formidable women who, on occasion, grasped power in a male-dominated world.

Read on to discover more about this fascinating subject.

About The Author
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Rebecca Dean studied Egyptian Archaeology for seven years. She gained an MA in Archaeological Research and an M.Phil in Archaeology (specialising in Egyptian Archaeology) from the University of York. She has written for an online archaeological journal and has had an article written about her and her research in an American Young Archaeologist magazine. She currently lives and works in Manchester and continues her keen interest in Egyptian Archaeology.

REVIEWS
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"This book sheds new light on the archaeological record and is required reading for anyone interested in the genesis of war."

- The Amourer incorporating Classic Arms and Militaria, July 2017

“…a valuable work for the more experienced student of the subject.”

- The NYMAS Review, Autumn 2017

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