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Ancient Armies of the Middle East
by Osprey
Author: Terence Wise
Publish Year: 1981
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148809306
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA109
Type: Softcover
Series: MAA109


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 their heavy spearmen and archers – the tribal and warlike Libyans – Nubians and Ethiopians – Hyksos – the armies of the Hittite Empire – the Sea People and others.