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By Jeremy Armstrong

Circum Mare: topics in historic struggle offers a thematic method of present instructions in historic army reviews with case experiences on issues together with the economics of struggle, army harmony, army authority, abnormal battle, and sieges. Bringing jointly study on cultures from around the Mediterranean global, starting from Pharaonic Egypt to past due vintage Europe and from Punic Spain to Persian Anatolia, the gathering demonstrates either the breadth of the present box and a stunning variety of synergies.

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16 In essence, these images—simple ones connected to the war diary—fit neatly with the visual presentations that are best known from the Ramesside Period. Other military-organized inscriptions, and I have in mind the Armant and Gebel Barkal Stelae of Thutmose iii,17 not relying upon an ephemerides16 17 Spalinger (1998). urk. iv 1243–1247 and 1227–1243 respectively; see the re-edition of both by Klug (2002) 151–158 and 193–208; see also Beylage (2002) 157–203. 20 spalinger based approach, eschew such images even though it is reasonable to maintain that all and sundry knew their king’s horsemanship and his skill in chariot warfare.

However, perhaps we have diverged too far from the use of the narrative infinitive in such expeditional graffiti, even though Stauder’s emphasis upon the textual scenario well represented in the Old Kingdom autobiographies needs remembering. ”35 Thus, in a military setting, the entry “arriving at Kadesh” (spr r Kdš) merely designates the army’s achievement of a goal, nothing more. 36 It is the living actor who is the crucial element of the accounts, just as in the cooperative communal “We came to overthrow Wawat” the body of troops was conceived as a unit and acted with one goal in mind.

Does not this simple mode of linguistic analysis also serve us well in discussing the icon of pharaoh superimposed on the background of a spaceless zone but fighting a mass of enemies in front of a closed city? Collingwood (1946), in which pages 33 and 269–270 can be signaled. See also Strauss (1952) 582. 43 Further research on this theme will demand a more sophisticated approach, but one, I feel, that is dependent upon these simple cases, all of which can be exploited by modern scholarship in order to explain further the ancient Egyptian uses of historical methods.

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