Soldier of the Pharaoh

Middle Kingdom Egypt 2055–1650 BC

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Soldier of the Pharaoh

Middle Kingdom Egypt 2055–1650 BC

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Osprey's survey of the soldiers of Ancient Egypt. The pharaohs of Egypt have captured the imagination of readers throughout the ages. Their existence and power have been given a mythical status. In this book, Nic Fields reveals the truth behind these myths, and explores the lives of the ordinary soldiers who were the might of Middle Kingdom Egypt. Using rare artifacts, he pieces together the day-to-day existence of the pharaoh's army, from archers and hand-to-hand fighters, through to the "sole-companions" of the pharaoh.

Quoting from ancient sources Dr Fields depicts the battles on land and at sea in dramatic detail, whilst all the time providing a rare insight into the minutiae of the soldier's life: from the food he ate through to the gods he worshipped. This book is a delight for any reader interested in the mystery of Ancient Egypt.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published Nov 20 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846031069
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 32 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 121
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Nic Fields

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist b…


Peter Bull


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