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 techlogical developments, such as the use of chariots and siege techlogy. * 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 chrological table, and a chart of dynasties and pharaohs
Anthony J. Spalinger is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His recent publications include The Transformation of an Ancient Egyptian Narrative: P. Sallier III and the Battle of Kadesh (2002), The Private Feast Lists of Ancient Egypt (1996), Revolutions in Egyptian Calendrics (1994) and Three Studies on Egyptian Feasts (1992).