Soldier of the Pharaoh

Soldier of the Pharaoh

Middle Kingdom Egypt 2055–1650 BC

Warrior 121
  • Author: Nic Fields
  • Illustrator: Peter Bull
  • Short code: WAR 121
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846031069
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 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.

Biographical Note

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.Peter Bull graduated from art college in 1979 and has worked as a freelance illustrator for over 25 years. He has created both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide, and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in Kent, UK, which he founded in 1975. Peter Chesterton has worked closely with Peter Bull on the subject matter of this book.

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

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