Soldier of the Pharaoh: Middle Kingdom Egypt

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Osprey's survey of the soldiers of Ancient Egypt. The pharaohs of Egypt have captured the imagination of readers throughout the ages. Their existence and power have been given a mythical status. In this book, Nic Fields reveals the truth behind these myths, and explores the lives of the ordinary soldiers who were the might of Middle Kingdom Egypt. Using rare artifacts, he pieces together the day-to-day existence of the pharaoh's army, from archers and hand-to-hand fighters, ...

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Osprey's survey of the soldiers of Ancient Egypt. The pharaohs of Egypt have captured the imagination of readers throughout the ages. Their existence and power have been given a mythical status. In this book, Nic Fields reveals the truth behind these myths, and explores the lives of the ordinary soldiers who were the might of Middle Kingdom Egypt. Using rare artifacts, he pieces together the day-to-day existence of the pharaoh's army, from archers and hand-to-hand fighters, through to the "sole-companions" of the pharaoh.

Quoting from ancient sources Dr Fields depicts the battles on land and at sea in dramatic detail, whilst all the time providing a rare insight into the minutiae of the soldier's life: from the food he ate through to the gods he worshipped. This book is a delight for any reader interested in the mystery of Ancient Egypt.

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"Nic Field's Soldier of the Pharaoh: Middle Kingdom Egypt 2055-1650 BC is a pick for any serious military collection interested in early military experience, offering insights to the motivations, weaponry and tactics of early Egyptian soldiers." -The California Bookwatch (January 2008)

"...superbly illustrated by Peter Bull and includes photos of artifacts from the period to help illustrate sections of the book. In all, an excellent reference and read on Bronze Age soldiering." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (December 2007)

"This book would be an excellent reference for model figure painters and traditional modelers alike. There are not many kits available that cover this period, so whatever a hobbyist's project might be, it will require a significant amount of research to get things just right. This book will go a  long way toward achieving that." -Sonia Maes, Toy Soldier & Model Figure

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846031069
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/20/2007
  • Series: Warrior Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. After leaving the military, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in southwest France. The author lives in France.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Chronology     6
Serving the Pharaoh     8
Recruitment and Training     10
Soldiers and Equipment     13
Dress
Archers     14
Bows
Arrows
Ancillary equipment
Hand-to-Hand Fighters     18
Battleaxes
Spears
Daggers
Shields
Retainers     22
Auxiliaries     23
On Water     24
On Land     31
Battle
Death in battle
Medical Treatment     35
Routine risks
Chances of survival
Beyond the Border     39
The Nubian front
Army Life     46
Garrison life
Border Patrols
Punitive raids
Religious Beliefs and War     56
Amulets
Egyptian gods
Glossary     61
Bibliography     62
Index     64
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