Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt

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Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt

Product no.: 978-1-78155-580-4
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  • Looks at life inside the Egyptian Army, including food, wages, tools and duties
  • Charts the incredible rise to power of the New Kingdom pharaohs
  • Supremely well researched from many different historical sources
  • Superbly illustrated with photographs and line/drawings

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.


Paul Elliott has a degree in ancient history and archaeology and writes books on military history. Previous titles include The Last Legionary, Vietnam: Conflict and Controversy, Legions in Crisis, Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain and Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall. He has also written articles on Roman military history for Ancient Warfare magazine. Elliott 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.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 160 pages - 45 black-and-white drawings and 29 colour illustrations

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