War in Ancient Egypt: The New Kingdom
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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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