Ancient Armies of the Middle East

Ancient Armies of the Middle East

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This text by Terence Wise explores some of the fascinating peoples who comprised the ancient armies of the Middle East: the Sumerians, who were the first to introduce the use of bronze into warfare, and were centuries ahead of the Egyptians in the use of the wheel The Akkadians, whose citizen army was composed almost entirely of light troops The Babylonians, whose people were granted land in return for army service the horned warriors of the Elamites the Egyptians, with thier heavy spearmen and archers the tribal and warlike Libyans Nubians and Ethiopians Hyksos the armies of the Hittite Empire the Sea People and others."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 180.34 x 241.3 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Osprey Publishing
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, map, bibliography
  • 0850453844
  • 9780850453843
  • 407,113

About Terence Wise

Terence Wise is one of Osprey's most popular authors. Terence has been a respected historical writer for more than 25 years. With numerous books and articles to his credit, he has contributed more than a dozen titles to the Men-At-Arms series, mainly on medieval subjects including studies of the military orders and the Wars of the more