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Qadesh 1300 BC: Clash of the Warrior Kings (Osprey Campaign #22)
by Mark Healy
The earliest battle in history which can be reconstructed in detail, Qadesh 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 Egyptia ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 27th 1993 by Osprey Publishing
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Recommends it for: A starting point for anyone interested in the Battle of Kadesh
This is another of Osprey Publishing’s informative historical overview books, but unlike the first book of theirs which I tried – about the Middle Kingdom Egyptian soldiery – this piece on the famous Battle of Kadesh between the Egyptian forces under Ramesses II the Great and the Hittites led by Muwatallis transcends informative and educational to become a genuinely interesting and pretty in depth examination. Healy explains the battle manoeuvres in detail yet clearly, but also discusses the eve ...more
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