Osprey Men-at-Arms 109 : Ancient Armies of the Middle East
Terence Wise explores some of the fascinating peoples who filled the ancient armies of the Middle East. This book looks at - 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 - The Nubians and The Ethiopians - The Hyksos - The armies of the Hittite Empire - The Sea People and others. This book is accompanied by museum photographs and illustrations, and eight full page colour plates by Angus McBride.
- The Peoples
- The Plates