Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt

Author(s): Paul Elliott 

ISBN: 9781781555804
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The first book to explore the army of ancient Egypt at its height, from weapons and tactics to logistics, training and life in camp.
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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.

BOOK ISBN 9781781555804
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 160 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 45 black-and-white drawings and 29 colour illustrations



Paul Elliott has a degree in ancient history and archaeology and writes books on military history. Previous titles include The Last Legionary, Warrior Cults and Vietnam: Conflict & Controversy. He has also written articles on Roman military history for Ancient Warfare magazine. Paul 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. He lives in East Yorkshire with his wife, Christine and son, John.