Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC: Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History
William James Hamblin
Routledge, 2006 - History - 517 pages
The only book available that covers this subject, Warfare in the Ancient Near East is a groundbreaking and fascinating study of ancient near Eastern military history from the Neolithic era to the middle Bronze Ages.
Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, William J. Hamblin synthesizes current knowledge and offers a detailed analysis of the military technology, ideology and practices of Near Eastern warfare.
Paying particular attention to the earliest known examples of holy war ideaology in Mesopotamia and Egypt, Hamblin focuses on:
* recruitment and training of the infantry
Beautifully illustrated, including maps of the region, this book is essential for experts and non-specialists alike.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TomVeal - LibraryThing
If you are curious about any aspect of warfare that falls within the chronological and geographic scope of this book, you will either find what you want to know within its pages or remain forever ... Read full review