Qadesh 1300 BC

Clash of the warrior kings

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Qadesh 1300 BC

Clash of the warrior kings

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The earliest battle in history which can be reconstructed in detail, Qadesh (c. 1300 BC) 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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published May 27 1993
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855323001
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 54 b/w; 17 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 22
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Healy

Mark Healy is the author of several military histo…

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