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Labour Organisation in Middle Kingdom Egypt

Author : Micol Di Teodor
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The study evaluates work organization in Middle Kingdom Egypt (about 2000 to 1559 BC). It uses written but also heavily archaeological sources.

The Middle Kingdom Ramesseum Papyri Tomb and its Archaeological Context

Author : Gianluca Miniaci
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In 1895–96, William Matthew Flinders Petrie and James Edward Quibell discovered a shaft-tomb below the ‘Ramesseum’, the funerary temple of Ramses II at Thebes, Egypt. This is most famous for having the largest group of Middle Kingdom papyri – also known as the Ramesseum Papyri – found in a single spot together with a number of distinctive objects, such as carved ivory tusks and miniature figurines in various materials dated around XVIII century BC. Gianluca Miniaci attempts to thoroughly reconstruct the archaeological context of the tomb: the exact find spot (forgotten afterwards its discovery), its architecture, the identity of its owner(s) and recipient(s) of the assemblage of artifacts. A detailed analysis of the single artifacts – provided for the first with full color photographic records and drawings – and their network of relations gives new life to the Ramesseum assemblage after more than a century from its discovery.

The People of the Cobra Province in Egypt

Author : Wolfram Grajetzki
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The book delivers a history from below for the first half of Egyptian history covering the earliest settlements, state formation and the pyramid age. The focus is on the Wadjet province, about 350 km south of modern Cairo in Upper Egypt. Herearchaeological records provide an especially rich dataset for the material culture of farmers. Histories of Ancient Egypt have focussed heavily on the kings, monuments and inscriptions, while the working population is hardly mentioned. The book investigates the life of people far from the centres of power. One main aim of the book is the interaction between farmers and the ruling classes at the centres of power and locally. How did decisions at the royal centre affect the life of ordinary people? The Introduction offers a critical survey of Egyptologists and their attitudes towards the working class. The social and cultural background of these researchers is analysed to assess how heavily they are influenced by time and their political and cultural background. The First chapter then describes the location and gives a history of previous research and excavations. The archaeological sites and the recorded ancient place names of the province are presented to provide a geographical framework for the book. The following chapters are arranged in chronological order, mainly according to the archaeological phases visible in the province. It appears that in phases of a weak central government, people in the provinces were much better off, while in phases of a strong central government burials of poorer people are almost absent. The reasons for this are discussed. A substantial part of the book comprises descriptions of single burials and the material culture in the province. The archaeology of the poorer people is the main focus. Burial customs and questions of production are discussed. For a fuller picture, evidence from other parts of Egypt is also taken into account. Thus settlement sites in other regions are presented to provide contemporary evidence for living conditions in particular periods. As the book will focus on the lower classes, the Tributary Mode of Production will be used as the main theoretical framework. The Tributary Mode of Production (previously known as the Asiatic Mode of Production) is a term that goes back to Karl Marx, but was mainly used in the 20th century to describe ancient societies whose economies were not based on slaves. A constant question will be the status of the working population. Were they slaves,serfs or free citizens? It will be argued that they were most often in a dependent position comparable to that of serfs, while there is little evidence for slavery. The numerous burials presented in the volume are important for highlighting the diversity of burials in the different periods. Many will be placed in special subchapters. Readers can skip these chapters when they prefer to concentrate on the main text.

The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt

Author : Wolfram Grajetzki
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For the ancient Egyptians, the Middle Kingdom (c 2000-1700 BC) was a classical period of art, history and literature. This book examines the evidence for the culture, history and society of both central and provincial Egypt at the time, revealing the wealth of the entire country.

Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists Florence Italy 23 30 August 2015

Author : Gloria Rosati
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Presents proceedings from the eleventh International Congress of Egyptologists which took place at the Florence Egyptian Museum (Museo Egizio Firenze), Italy from 23- 30 August 2015.

Current Research in Egyptology 14 2013

Author : Kelly Accetta
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The fourteenth Current Research in Egyptology conference, held at the University of Cambridge in March 2013 brought together speakers and attendees from six continents and hosted more than 50 presentations covering multiple aspects of Egyptology and its related fields. The aim of the conference was to cross cultural and disciplinary boundaries. The papers presented in these proceedings reflect this aim by presenting current research that draws on insights derived from anthropology, archaeology, archaeobotany, ethnography, organic chemistry, geography, linguistics, and law, amongst others.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt P Z

Author : Donald B. Redford
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Featuring 600 original articles written by leading experts, it goes far beyond the findings of archaeology to include social, political, religious, cultural and artistic information on the Nile Delta civilization.

ASMOSIA VII

Author : Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity. International Symposium
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Life and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt During the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period

Author : Silke Grallert
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A collection of nine thematic essays on the culture of the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate period, focusing on mortuary stelae, inscriptions, burials and coffin decoration. More specifically, it includes papers on 'Principles of decoration on Middle Kingdom stelae'; 'The Mitre inscriptions on coffins of the Middle Kingdom'; 'Remarks on the Temple of Heqet and a sarcastic letter from el-Lahun'; 'Some remarks on the development of rishi coffins'; 'An unfinished Late Middle Kingdom stela from Abydos'.

The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

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Canaanites Chronologies and Connections

Author : Susan L. Cohen
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The Middle Bronze Age (MB IIA) in Canaan set the stage for many of the cultural, political, and economic institutions in the ancient Near East. Theoretical models for the analysis of complex societies examine textual, pictorial, and archaeological evidence.

The Listener

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S A K

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Current Research in Egyptology

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt A F

Author : Donald B. Redford
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Featuring 600 original articles written by leading experts, it goes far beyond the findings of archaeology to include social, political, religious, cultural and artistic information on the Nile Delta civilization.

The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt

Author : Zahi A. Hawass
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A major international scholarly publication

Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

Author : American Research Center in Egypt
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The American Historical Association s Guide to Historical Literature

Author : American Historical Association
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This entirely new edition of a keystone reference is the place to start researching any topic in any field of history. Hundreds of historians from around the world have selected and provided commentary on the best and most useful works in their fields--almost 27,000 annotated citations--to provide unprecedented bibliographic guidance of extraordinary breadth, from prehistory to the twentieth century. Presented in an accessible format, this completely new work has been ten years in planning and execution. It is divided into sections arranged by chronology and national and regional history, with each section introduced by a brief historiographical essay. And it also contains expanded coverage of Africa, Asia, and North and South America. Each bibliographic citation is identified by a unique reference number and includes all essential data, along with a brief critical annotation written by a specialist in the field. Also included are guides to the contributors of annotations and complete author and subject indexes. An indispensable work for scholars, students, librarians, and general readers, the AHA Guide to Historical Literature is essential for anyone who is serious about history.

Law in Ancient Egypt

Author : Russ VerSteeg
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Corpus of Inscriptions of the Herakleopolitan Period from the Memphite Necropolis

Author : Khaled Abdalla Daoud
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Examines in detail a specific group of inscribed material from the Memphite necropolis. The material dates to the late Old Kingdom-Herakleopolitan Period, and comes from tombs belonging to officials of various ranks and social standing. Some of the stelae and other inscribed fragments, offering tables, side pieces, and blocks have been published, while others are looked at here for the first time. A major focus is the examination of the tomb stelae, their orientation, development, and their inscriptions in comparison with contemporary stelae from provincial cemeteries, particularly Dendara, Naga-ed Deir, Akhmim, Ashmunein, Asyut, Edfu and Thebes.