Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt

Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt

by Paul Elliott


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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 Tuthmosis III, the greatest military pharaohs in Egyptian history.

Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt narrates this incredible rise to power, describing 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, in addition to the design of hand weapons and bows. Various kits have been reconstructed for the book, giving the reader a very immediate sense of what an Egyptian warrior’s equipment looked like.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781555804
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul Elliott has a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology and has written books on military history, cults and secret societies. His previous books for Fonthill were Legions in Crisis and A Roman Soldier on Hadrian’s Wall. He has also written several articles for Ancient Warfare magazine. For the past decade he has been active in historical reconstruction and even taught Roman drill and cookery to primary school children.

Table of Contents

Chronology 6

Introduction 9

1 Warfare in the Middle Kingdom 11

2 Invasion 20

3 The New Kingdom Army 30

4 The Nine Bows 45

5 New Enemies 57

6 The Soldier's Lot 72

7 Hand-to-Hand Weapons 92

8 Ranged Weapons 114

9 Military Operations 126

Appendix I Building the Shields 136

Appendix II Military Glossary 139

Bibliography 141

Index 143

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