Qadesh 1300 BC: Clash of the warrior kings by Mark HealyQadesh 1300 BC: Clash of the warrior kings by Mark Healy

Qadesh 1300 BC: Clash of the warrior kings

byMark Healy


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The earliest battle in history which can be reconstructed in detail, Qadesh (c. 1300 BC) pitted the two great warriors of the age against each other, Muwatallish of Hatti and the great warrior-Pharaoh Rameses II. With the Hittites gaining the initial advantage, all seemed lost until Rameses himself led his personal followers into the fray. However, in spite of the appearance of Egyptian reinforcements, the bravery of the pharaoh and the tactically superior showing of the Egyptian chariotry, the dislocation of his army frustrated the Pharaoh's wider strategic aspirations. Mark Healy recounts the course of this key battle, which could so easily have gone either way.
Mark Healy was born in 1953. He has a Master's degree in Political Theology from Bristol University. He is by profession a schoolteacher and is head of the Humanities faculty in a large school in Somerset. He has written a number of Osprey titles including Elite 40 New Kingdom Egypt and Campaign 16 Kursk 1943.
Title:Qadesh 1300 BC: Clash of the warrior kingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.21 × 0.2 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855323001

ISBN - 13:9781855323001

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Table of Contents

Introduction/Rameses II and Muwatallish/The Opposing Armies/The Battle of Qadesh/Aftermath/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Qadesh