Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Book Review: Thutmose III

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Thutmose III: The Military Biography of Egypt's Greatest Warrior King
By Richard A. Gabriel
Washington: Potomac Books, 2009.

Largely due to his extensive propaganda, most historians cite the megalomaniacal Ramses II as Egypt' s "greatest" warrior king. But a better case can be made for Thutmose III , who ruled more than a century earlier. And Prof. Gabriel (Royal Military College of Canada), author of quite a number of works on ancient warfare, makes that case very convincingly.

Gabriel opens with a short, but concise introduction to Egyptian history to set Thutmose's life and campaigns within the framework of the political, economic, diplomatic, and, of course, military practice of his times.

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