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WAR 121 Soldier of the Pharaoh Middle Kingdom Egypt 2055–1650 BC

WAR 121 Soldier of the Pharaoh Middle Kingdom Egypt 2055–1650 BC
Autor: Nic Fields
Data publikacji: 2007-11-10
ISBN: 9781846031069
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 64
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Mythical in their own time, the power and status of the Pharaohs of Egypt have remained so through the millennia. In this book, Nic Fields explores the lives of the ordinary soldiers who sustained Middle Kingdom Egypt. Using rare artefacts he reconstructs the day-to-day existence of the Pharaoh's army from archers to hand-to-hand fighters, through to the 'sole-companions' of the Pharaoh. Quoting from ancient sources he narrates sea and land battles in dramatic detail, all the while providing the reader with a rare insight into the minutiae of the soldier's life, from the food he ate to the gods he worshipped.

Introduction · Chronology · Serving the Pharaoh · Recruitment and Training · Soldiers and Equipment · Archers · Hand-to-Hand Fighters · Retainers · Auxiliaries · On Water · On Land · Medical Treatment · Beyond the Border · Army Life · Religious Beliefs and War · Glossary · Bibliography · Index

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.

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