War in Ancient Egypt: The New Kingdom

War in Ancient Egypt: The New Kingdom

Author(s): Anthony J. Spalinger

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405113717

Online ISBN: 9780470774861

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774861

About this Book

This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt from c. 1575 bc-1100 bc.

  • Focuses on the period in which the Egyptians created a professional army and gained control of Syria, creating an "Empire of Asia".
  • Written by a respected Egyptologist.
  • Highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots and siege technology.
  • Considers the socio-political aspects of warfare, particularly the rise to power of a new group of men.
  • Evaluates the military effectiveness of the Egyptian state, looking at the logistics of warfare during this period.
  • Incorporates maps and photographs, a chronological table, and a chart of dynasties and pharaohs

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