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    DescriptionThe 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 * the logistics and weaponry of warfare * the shift from stone to metal weapons * the role played by magic * narratives of combat and artistic representations of battle * the origins and development of the chariot as military transportation * fortifications and siegecraft *developments in naval warfare. Beautifully illustrated, including maps of the region, this book is essential for experts and non-specialists alike.


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    Title
    Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC
    Subtitle
    Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William J. Hamblin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 832 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415255899
    ISBN 10: 0415255899
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    BIC E4L: WAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 355.00939409
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 355.00939409013, 355/.00939/409013
    LC classification: U31 .W37 2005
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: JW, NH, NHG
    Illustrations note
    1 black & white tables, 3 black & white halftones, 13 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    12 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    William J. Hamblin is Associate Professor at Brigham Young University, Utah. He has written and taught on both the ancient near east and on the same region in the middle ages.
    Table of contents
    1. The Neolithic Age and the Origin of Warfare {to c. 3000} 2. Early Dynastic Mesopotamia {3500-2334} 3. The Akkadian Empire {2334-2190} 4. The Neo-Sumerian Period {2190-2004} 5. War-Carts and Chariots 6. Middle Bronze Mesopotamia {c. 2000-1600} 7. Warfare in the Age of Mari 8. Mesopotamian Siegecraft 9. Syria and Lebanon 10. Canaan 11. Anatolia 12. Pre-Dynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt {3500-2687} 13. Old Kingdom Egypt {2687-2181} 14. Warfare during the Old Kingdom 15. First Intermediate Period Egypt {2190-2061} 16. Middle Kingdom Egypt {2061-1786} 17. The Military System of the Middle Kingdom 18. Early Second Intermediate Period Egypt {1786-1667}