Warfare and Weaponry in Dynastic Egypt

Warfare and Weaponry in Dynastic Egypt

by Rebecca Angharad Dean


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Warfare and Weaponry in Dynastic Egypt by Rebecca Angharad Dean

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473823556
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 05/08/2017
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Map of Egypt 6

List of Figures 7

Acknowledgements 13

Simple Chronology of Ancient Egypt 15

Introduction 17

1 Warfare in Ancient Egypt 19

2 Weapons in Ancient Egypt 31

3 Defending Ancient Egypt 63

4 Women and Warfare in Ancient Egypt 79

5 Experimental Archaeology 93

6 Weapons Trauma in Ancient Egypt 127

Conclusion 137

Appendix: Harrogate Museum and Arts Collection 139

Bibliography 149

Index 159

Reference Notes 163

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