Tutankhamun's Armies Battle and Conquest During Ancient Egypt's Late Eighteenth Dynasty

ISBN-10: 0471743585

ISBN-13: 9780471743583

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Coleman Darnell, Colleen Manassa

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A fascinating exploration of the politics of war during the age of King Tutankhamun We think of Tutankhamun ' s age as one of rich tombs and religious obsession, but it was also a time of complicated and ultimately successful political machinations and military campaigns. From the reign of the & quot; heretic king& quot; Akhenaten, through the sovereignty of the & quot; boy king, & quot; King Tut, and ending with Horemhab, the last king of the Eighteenth Dynasty, this book fills what has been a gap in military history with a vivid look at the history, weaponry, tactics, and negotiations of this fascinating time. Readers will see the Egyptian army in action with its chariots and archers, visit forts on the Nubian border, and learn why Akhenaten impaled his southern enemies. Come along with the pharaohs as they smite Egypt ' s enemies, through physical might or subtle diplomacy. John Coleman Darnell (New Haven, CT) is a Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University. He has written numerous books and articles on pharaonic culture, history, and language. Colleen Manassa (New Haven, CT) is an Assistant Professor of Egyptology in the same department. Both have considerable field experience and are experts in Egyptian military history.
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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

John Darnell has a largely typical church background. He grew up attending traditional evangelical churches, made responses to the Lord in Sunday school, rebelled, and came back to Jesus as a 23 year old young man. Seeking for a deeper experience with God, he was baptised in the Holy Spirit in 1981, married his wife Glenys in 1984, emigrated to Australia in 1989, and responded to a long standing call to ministry by attending Bible College in 2000. Touched by God that year, John and Glenys began reaching out to broken and wounded people who were looking help in 2001. In 2004 they began a church, Shepherd's Heart, specifically to help the broken and wounded to heal.They began ministering God's healing to people whose story was one of a long history deep in the occult. Some of the things they were hearing were hard to accept as possible in a civilised society. Hearing reports of angel/human hybrids and of living creatures from the heavenly realms appearing as UFOs, John began to look for Christians who had experience working with UFO abductees. He discovered that there were those who were telling UFO abductees people that every experience was an illusion, did not happen, and there is no such thing as angel/human hybrids. This implied that those who were coming from a heavy occult background were deceived. If the scriptures say that modern day hybrids cannot be happening, then John would have to accept that everything he had ever been told about people's history must also be called into question. To John's amazement, not one of the arguments used from scripture to say that there are no modern hybrids, stands under scrutiny. Rather, the scriptures support everything he was hearing.What is experienced by SRA survivors and what is reported by UFO abductees are simply two sides of the same coin. He feels that others should understand how Satan is populating both earth and the heavens. Then, when his book was nearing completion, he felt strongly impressed that he must include a phenomenon which Shepherd's Heart minister into regularly. So he included a section which calls into question the modern church's doctrines concerning what happens to people after death. It explains some of the baffling testimonies of organ transplant recipients who tell of dramatic changes in taste and personality after the transplant.

Note to the Reader
Land of Desert and Nile
The Amarna Interlude
The Founding of the New Kingdom
Eighteenth-Dynasty Kingship
Amunhotep III: The King as Solar Disk
Akhenaten: The Solar Disk as King
Four Features of Atenism
Aket-aten: A New Capital
The "Amarna" Style of Art
Proscription of Other Deities
The Importance of Women at Amarna
Atenism: Re-Creation of Creation
The Location of Akhet-aten: The Home of the Ogdoad
Akhenaten as Creator Deity
The Gods Have Not Yet Been Born
The Female Light Powers
Ankh(et)kheperure Neferneferuaten and Smenkhkare: The Ephemeral Kings
Tutankhamun: The Boy King
After Tutankhamun: Aye
Horemhab: The General
Trampling the Nine Bows: Military Forces and Weaponry
Branches of the Egyptian Military
Weapons and Armor
Horses and Chariots
War Dogs
Clothing, Armor, and Defensive Weapons
Signaling Equipment
Fortifications, Camps, and Siege Technology
Land of Gold: The Southern Empire
Egyptian Fortifications in Nubia
The Southern Border of the New Kingdom
The Viceroys of Nubia
Amarna Cities in Nubia
The Tutankhamun Stela from Kurkur Oasis
Nubian Wars of the Amarna Period
The Spoils of Battle: Durbars of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun
The Nubian Experience of Colonization
Wretched Asiatics: The Northern Empire
Prelude to Amarna: Early Eighteenth-Dynasty Wars with Mitanni
The Egyptian Empire in Syria-Palestine
The Amarna Letters
"The Vile Dog of Amurru"
The Fall of Sumur and the Great Syrian Campaign
The Realpolitik of Akhenaten
Akhenaten's Attack on Kadesh
The Asiatic War of Tutankhamun
The Affair of the Egyptian Queen
Uniting the Two Lands: Domestic Security and the Army in Peacetime
Akhenaten's Domestic Policy
Police and Military Installations at Akhet-aten
The Western Frontier
Corps of Engineers
Naval and Port Security
Religious Functions of the Military
Further Reading
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