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Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt

Paul Elliott



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04 October 2017
History; Military history; Land forces & warfare; Military tactics; Weapons & equipment; Military life & institutions
The New Kingdom of Egypt marks the apogee of military organisation and preparedness. Beginning the era under foreign occupation, the Egyptians built up an army to challenge the invaders and liberate their land.

Using the newest battlefield technologies (bows, chariots and hand weapons) the new pharaohs pushed the frontiers of the New Kingdom into Syria and Ethiopia. This is the era of Set I, Ramses II and Thuthmoses III, the greatest military pharaohs in Egyptian history.

This book narrates this incredible rise to power and then describes in detail the way in which the Egyptian war machine was structured, how it was supplied, and how it fought. It considers all aspects, some often neglected, such as campaign tents, logistics and rations, as well as the design of hand weapons and bows.

Many pieces of kit have been reconstructed for the book, giving the reader a very immediate sense of what an Egyptian warrior's equipment looked like.
By:   Paul Elliott
Imprint:   FONTHILL
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   435g
ISBN:   9781781555804
ISBN 10:   178155580X
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   04 October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Elliott has a degree in ancient history and archaeology and writes books on military history. Previous titles include 'The Last Legionary', 'Vietnam: Conflict & Controversy' and 'Legions in Crisis'. He has also written articles on Roman military history for 'Ancient Warfare' magazine. Paul has been involved in historical reconstruction for the past decade, in particular he has experimented with bronze casting, flint knapping, slinging and the fabrication of Roman shield types. He lives in East Yorkshire.

Reviews for Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt

Elliott writes clearly, and uses numerous illustrations, with many images in color, to help the reader understand how weapons were used, and an interesting appendix on how to make a proper shield and another on contemporary military terminology. Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt is a very useful work for anyone interested in ancient warfare, and particularly good for the relative novice. --StrategyPage Impressively informative and exceptional well written, organized and presented, Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt by historian Paul Elliott is unreservedly recommended and will prove to be a critically acclaimed addition to both community and academic library Egyptology and Egyptian History collections and supplemental studies lists. --Midwest Book Review This is a very useful work for anyone interested in ancient warfare, and particular good for the relative novice. --The NYMAS Review, Winter 2018

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