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Armies
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I. Ancient Orient

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A. General

The multitude of countries and cultures in the Middle East and Egypt during the period from the 3rd to the 1st millennium BC, each with their own very individual set of conditions, is matched by the variety of their armies in terms of recruitment processes, composition, organization, fighting methods and size.

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B. Reference sources

The Ancient Orient did not produce any literature on the subject of military theory. Narrative source…

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Fuchs, Andreas (Jena), Burckhardt, Leonhard (Basle) and Le Bohec, Yann (Lyon), “Armies”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e504780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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