Qadesh 1300 BC

Qadesh 1300 BC

Clash of the warrior kings

Campaign 22
  • Author: Mark Healy
  • Short code: CAM 22
  • Publication Date: 27 May 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855323001
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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The earliest battle in history which can be reconstructed in detail, Qadesh pitted the two great warriors of the age against each other, Muwatallish of Hatti and the great warrior-Pharaoh Rameses II. With the Hittites gaining the initial advantage, all seemed lost until Rameses himself led his personal followers into the fray. However, in spite of the appearance of Egyptian reinforcements, the bravery of the pharaoh and the tactically superior showing of the Egyptian chariotry, the dislocation of his army frustrated the Pharaoh's wider strategic aspirations. Mark Healy recounts the course of this key battle, which could so easily have gone either way.

Biographical Note

Mark Healy was born in 1953. He has a Master's degree in Political Theology from Bristol University. He is by profession a schoolteacher and is head of the Humanities faculty in a large school in Somerset. He has written a number of Osprey titles including Elite 40 New Kingdom Egypt and Campaign 16 Kursk 1943. He has a great interest in both the ancient and modern periods, is married with one son and lives in Dorset.

Contents

Introduction
Rameses II and Muwatallish
The Opposing Armies
The Battle of Qadesh
Aftermath
Chronology
A Guide to Further Reading
Wargaming Qadesh

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