This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt from c. 1575 bc-1100 bc. It focuses on the period in which the Egyptians created a professional army and gained control of Syria, creating an 'Empire of Asia'. It is written by a respected Egyptologist. It highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots and siege technology. It considers the socio-political aspects of warfare, particularly the rise to power of a new group of men. It evaluates the military effectiveness of the Egyptian state, looking at the logistics of warfare during this period. It incorporates maps and photographs, a chronological table, and a chart of dynasties and pharaohs.