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By Anthony J. Spalinger

ISBN-10: 1405113723

ISBN-13: 9781405113724

This booklet is an advent to the conflict computer of recent nation Egypt from c. 1575 bc–1100 bc. makes a speciality of the interval within which the Egyptians created a qualified military and won regulate of Syria, developing an “Empire of Asia”. Written by way of a revered Egyptologist. Highlights new technological advancements, reminiscent of using chariots and siege know-how. Considers the socio-political facets of struggle, relatively the increase to strength of a brand new crew of guys. Evaluates the army effectiveness of the Egyptian nation, taking a look at the logistics of struggle in this interval. comprises maps and pictures, a chronological desk, and a chart of dynasties and pharaohs

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If we take the evidence on face value, this would imply that the armed encOlUlter may have been accidental. To march so far north was a remarkable undertaking. We must aSSlUlle that Palestine was pacified at this time. From the brief references in the private biographies it is also evident tllat the Egyptian army had to have had chariots widl them. Armies do not march simply for pleasure, and normally not even on a whim of their commander. Thutmose I must have had no fears about striking so far north, but whether his policy depended upon a weakened condition of the Palestinian city-states cannot be argued with certainty.

Smith, "The Maximulll Muscular Efrort of the Horse," The Journal of Physiology 19 (1896-6), 224-6, with his "Relation between the Weight of a Horse and its Weight-Carrying Power," The Jottrnal ofComparative Pathology and Therapeutics 11 (1898),287­ 90; General Staff, War Office, Animal Managemmt 1908, London (1908" 89, 118-29, 136-7, 197-9,272-5,285-9, and 302-3; W. B. Tegemleier, Horses, Asses, Zebras, Mules and Mttle-Breedirtg, H. Cox, Washington, DC (1897),129; Harvey Riley, The Mule. A Treatise on the Breeding, Training, and Uses to Which he May be Put, Dick and Fitzgerald, New York (1867), 49; H.

On the contrary, it reveals tlle military aspect of that age, one in which tlle chief soldiers were dependent upon Pharaoh for their living, and which distinguished dle warriors from their civilian equivalents. These "icing's sons" belonged to tlle higher echelons of the army, and expected tlle natural rewards due to dleir military service. Such warriors formed the rank and file of the Theban state of Dynasty A'VII and the opening XVIIIth. 5 From the private war records of these men we can see that all soldiers expected benefits from tlleir years of military 47 SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN EXPANSION SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN EXPANSION service.

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