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Table of Contents

List of Figures viii List of Maps x Acknowledgements xi Preface xiii Chronology xvi 1 Prelude to New Kingdom Warfare 1 2 The System of Early Dynasty XVIII: Technological and Physical Constraints 32 3 Southern and Northern Expansion 46 4 Social and Religious Implications of the New Military system 70 5 The Battle of Megiddo and its Result 83 6 The Pharaoh on Campaign: Ideal and Real 101 7 The Later Military Situation in Asia and at Home 110 8 Egyptian Imperialism and Thutmose III 130 9 Dynasty XVIII: Warfare and Economy 140 10 The Amarna Letters and War 160 11 The Influence of the Egyptian Military from Late Dynasty XVIII to Dynasty XIX 169 12 Early Dynasty XIX 187 13 To Kadesh and After 209 14 Merenpath and Ramesses III 235 15 Egypt on the Defensive 249 16 The Social System of the Military in the Ramesside Period 264 General Bibliography 278 Index 282

About the Author

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).

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"For anyone interested in Egyptian military history, and wanting to learn more than the simple dry facts and the well-known major battles, then this book is an absolute must. The author is to be congratulated on this major contribution to our knowledge of warfare in ancient Egypt, presented in a very readable book, suitable for the beginner as well as the real enthusiast." Ancient Egypt "A very handy and innovative introduction on the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt (ca. 1550-1070 BC)... shows a thorough familiarity with the ancient sources and relevant literature on military topics, ancient and modern... Spalinger's book is a stimulating and highly competent study no one who deals with New Kingdom warfare should overlook." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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