The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

Egyptian Studies Association Publication 4. Oxford : Archaeopress . Anderson ,
D.A. 2011. Evidence for Early Ritual Activity in the Predynastic Settlement at el -
Mahâsna . In R.F. Friedman and P.N. Fiske ( eds ) , Egypt at its Origins 3.

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199271870

Category: History

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The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology offers a comprehensive survey of the entire study of ancient Egypt, from prehistory through to the end of the Roman period. Authoritative yet accessible, and covering a wide range of topics, it is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers alike.
Categories: History

Egypt at Its Origins 2

Egypt at Its Origins 2

Proceedings of the International Conference "Origin of the State, Predynastic and
Early Dynastic Egypt", Toulouse ... Importkeramik aus dem Friedhof U in Abydos (
Umm el - Qaab ) und die Beziehungen Ägyptens zu Vorderasien im 4 .

Author: Béatrix Midant-Reynes

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: UOM:39015082719033

Category: History

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The proceedings of the Second International Conference about Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt (Toulouse, France, 2005) present the results of the latest research on the rise of the Pharaonic culture in Ancient Egypt. It contains 65 contributions by 80 authors from different countries. The articles in this volume have been organised in nine thematic sections: craft and craft specialisation; physical anthropology; geoarchaeology and environmental sciences; interactions between Upper and Lower Egypt; interactions between the desert and the Nile Valley; foreign relations; birth of writing and kingship; cult, ideology and social complexity; excavations and museums. Les actes de la Deuxieme Conference Internationale sur l'Egypte pre- et protodynastique (Toulouse, France, 2005) presentent les resultats des recherches les plus recentes sur l'emergence de la culture pharaonique dans l'Egypte ancienne. Ils contiennent 65 contributions redigees par 80 auteurs de differents pays. Les articles de ce volume sont organises en neuf sections thematiques: artisanat et specialisation technique; anthropologie physique; geo-archeologie et sciences environnementales; interactions entre la Haute et la Basse-Egypte; interactions entre le desert et la Vallee du Nil; relations internationales; naissance de l'ecriture et royaute; culte, ideologie et complexite sociale; travaux de terrain et musees.
Categories: History

Inquiry about the Monks in Egypt

Inquiry about the Monks in Egypt

This was during the season of Epiphany.6 (4) The eighth danger occurred when
we arrived at the monasteries of Nitria. ... Its origins in fourth-century Egypt
probably were in the pagan festival, celebrated on the evening of the winter
solstice ...

Author: Rufinus (of Aquileia)

Publisher: Fathers of the Church Patristi

ISBN: 9780813232645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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From September 394 to early January 395, seven monks from Rufinus of Aquileia's monastery on the Mount of Olives made a pilgrimage to Egypt to visit locally renowned monks and monastic communities. Shortly after their return to Jerusalem, one of the party, whose identity remains a mystery, wrote an engaging account of this trip. Although he cast it in the form of a first-person travelogue, it reads more like a book of miracles that depicts the great fourth-century Egyptian monks as prophets and apostles similar to those in the Bible. This work was composed in Greek, yet it is best known today as Historia monachorum in Aegypto (Inquiry about the Monks in Egypt), the title of the Latin translation of this work made by Rufinus, the pilgrim-monks' abbot. The Historia monachorum is one of the most fascinating, fantastical, and enigmatic pieces of literature to survive from the patristic period. In both its Greek original and Rufinus's Latin translation it was one of the most popular and widely disseminated works of monastic hagiography during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Modern scholars value it not only for its intrinsic literary merits but also for its status, alongside Athanasius's Life of Antony, the Pachomian dossier, and other texts of this ilk, as one of the most important primary sources for monasticism in fourth-century Egypt. Rufinus's Historia monachorum is presented here in English translation in its entirety. The introduction and annotations situate the work in its literary, historical, religious, and theological contexts.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Oxford World History of Empire

The Oxford World History of Empire

Volume Two: the History of Empires Peter Fibiger Bang, C. A. Bayly, Vere
Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History C A Bayly, Professor of ...
and the active integration of Egypt in international networks of exchange are well
accepted for the Pre- Dynastic and Archaic periods,4 they are undervalued ... A
recent example is Anfinset 2010 or the many contributions in the series Egypt at
Its Origins.

Author: Peter Fibiger Bang

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197532768

Category: History

Page: 1352

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This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essays, and numerous chapters on specific empires, its two volumes provide unparalleled coverage of imperialism throughout history and across continents, from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the Americas. Only a few decades ago empire was believed to be a thing of the past; now it is clear that it has been and remains one of the most enduring forms of political organization and power. We cannot understand the dynamics and resilience of empire without moving decisively beyond the study of individual cases or particular periods, such as the relatively short age of European colonialism. The history of empire, as these volumes amply demonstrate, needs to be drawn on the much broader canvas of global history. Volume Two: The History of Empires tracks the protean history of political domination from the very beginnings of state formation in the Bronze Age up to the present. Case studies deal with the full range of the historical experience of empire, from the realms of the Achaemenids and Asoka to the empires of Mali and Songhay, and from ancient Rome and China to the Mughals, American settler colonialism, and the Soviet Union. Forty-five chapters detailing the history of individual empires are tied together by a set of global synthesizing surveys that structure the world history of empire into eight chronological phases.
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Introduction and preliminary history 2d ed

Introduction and preliminary history  2d ed

story , and give us no information how Joseph first came into Egypt , or sent for
his brothers thither . ... From the Book of Origins , indeed , several rather long
fragments of this history have been preserved ; 3 and here we find the migration
of all ...

Author: Heinrich Ewald

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89080132772

Category: Jews

Page:

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Categories: Jews

The History of Israel

The History of Israel

story , and give us no information how Joseph first came into Egypt , or sent for
his brothers thither . ... From the Book of Origins , indeed , several rather long
fragments of this history have been preserved ; 3 and here we find the migration
of all ...

Author: Heinrich Ewald

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066993364

Category: Jews

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Categories: Jews

Law and Legal Practice in Egypt from Alexander to the Arab Conquest

Law and Legal Practice in Egypt from Alexander to the Arab Conquest

This habit may have had its origins in the third century, when an increasing
number of new citizens were trying to cope ... people in Egypt had never really
understood patria potestas, equating it with the guardianship for minor children.
55 As ...

Author: James G. Keenan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139698511

Category: History

Page: 600

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The study of ancient law has blossomed in recent years. In English alone there have been dozens of studies devoted to classical Greek and Roman law, to the Roman legal codes, and to the legal traditions of the ancient Near East among many other topics. Legal documents written on papyrus began to be published in some abundance by the end of the nineteenth century; but even after substantial publication history, legal papyri have not received due attention from legal historians. This book blends the two usually distinct juristic scholarly traditions, classical and Egyptological, into a coherent presentation of the legal documents from Egypt from the Ptolemaic to the late Byzantine periods, all translated and accompanied by expert commentary. The volume will serve as an introduction to the rich legal sources from Egypt in the later phases of its ancient history as well as a tool to compare legal documents from other cultures.
Categories: History

The History of Israel Introduction and preliminary history 3d ed v 2 History of Moses and the theocracy 3d ed v 3 The rise and splendour of the Hebrew monarchy 2d ed v 4 From disruption of the monarchy to its fall 2d ed v 5 The history of Ezra and of the hagiocracy in Israel to the time of Christ 2d ed v 6 The life and times of Christ v 7 The apostolic age v 8 The post apostolic age

The History of Israel  Introduction and preliminary history  3d  ed  v  2  History of Moses and the theocracy  3d ed  v  3  The rise and splendour of the Hebrew monarchy  2d  ed  v  4  From disruption of the monarchy to its fall  2d  ed  v  5  The history of Ezra and of the hagiocracy in Israel to the time of Christ  2d  ed  v  6  The life and times of Christ  v  7  The apostolic age  v  8  The post apostolic age

story , and give us no information how Joseph first came into Egypt , or sent for
his brothers thither . ... the Book of Origins , indeed , several rather long frag
ments of this history have been preserved ; ) and here we find the migration of all
the ...

Author: Heinrich Ewald

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001611619

Category: Jews

Page:

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Late Antique Imagination

Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Late Antique Imagination

Practice Makes Perfect: P.Cotsen-Princeton 1 and the Training of Scribes in
Byzantine Egypt. ... 1, A Historical Introduction to the Chronicle Genre from Its
Origins to the High Middle Ages. Studies ... Bibliothek, Forschung und Praxis 4:79
–115.

Author: Jennifer Taylor Westerfeld

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812251579

Category: History

Page: 256

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Throughout the pharaonic period, hieroglyphs served both practical and aesthetic purposes. Carved on stelae, statues, and temple walls, hieroglyphic inscriptions were one of the most prominent and distinctive features of ancient Egyptian visual culture. For both the literate minority of Egyptians and the vast illiterate majority of the population, hieroglyphs possessed a potent symbolic value that went beyond their capacity to render language visible. For nearly three thousand years, the hieroglyphic script remained closely bound to indigenous notions of religious and cultural identity. By the late antique period, literacy in hieroglyphs had been almost entirely lost. However, the monumental temples and tombs that marked the Egyptian landscape, together with the hieroglyphic inscriptions that adorned them, still stood as inescapable reminders that Christianity was a relatively new arrival to the ancient land of the pharaohs. In Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Late Antique Imagination, Jennifer Westerfeld argues that depictions of hieroglyphic inscriptions in late antique Christian texts reflect the authors' attitudes toward Egypt's pharaonic past. Whether hieroglyphs were condemned as idolatrous images or valued as a source of mystical knowledge, control over the representation and interpretation of hieroglyphic texts constituted an important source of Christian authority. Westerfeld examines the ways in which hieroglyphs are deployed in the works of Eusebius and Augustine, to debate biblical chronology; in Greek, Roman, and patristic sources, to claim that hieroglyphs encoded the mysteries of the Egyptian priesthood; and in a polemical sermon by the fifth-century monastic leader Shenoute of Atripe, to argue that hieroglyphs should be destroyed lest they promote a return to idolatry. She argues that, in the absence of any genuine understanding of hieroglyphic writing, late antique Christian authors were able to take this powerful symbol of Egyptian identity and manipulate it to serve their particular theological and ideological ends.
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The Export Import Bank of Washington Its Origins Operations and Relationships with Other Governmental Agencies 1934 1950

The Export Import Bank of Washington  Its Origins  Operations  and Relationships with Other Governmental Agencies  1934 1950

The dredge was purchased for the purpose of clearing the channel at
Barranquilla and to thereby expedite the handling ... A credit of 5 million dollars
was authorized to the Fertilizer and Chemical Industries of Egypt for the purchase
of United ...

Author: Sidney A. Trundle

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112105329376

Category:

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Catalogs of Courses

Catalogs of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0067506428

Category:

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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.
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The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

Of the bread mould sherds analysed for fabric type , all are either of Nile C or Nile
B2 types , 3 and by chance the ... 4 and 13 - 5 ) . 8 Petrie , Abydos 1 , pl . xxix . 59
and 62 . 9 See Buchez , in Hendrickx et al . , Egypt at its Origins , 683 - 5 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132145132

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Arch o Nil

Arch  o Nil

Arguments for an Upper Egyptian Origin of the Palace - façade and the Serekh
during Later PredynsaticEarly Dynastic times . GM 184 : 85-110 . HENDRICKX ,
S. , 2002. A Remarkable Tomb with an Exceptional Pot . Nekhen News 14 : 11-12
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081573878

Category: Nile River Valley

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Categories: Nile River Valley

Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

Looking for Status and Identity in the Middle Kingdom Settlement at South
Abydos , Egypt , " in Sharon Jones O ' Day , Wim ... in Stan Hendrickx , Renée F .
Friedman , Krzysztof M . Ciałowicz , and Marek Chlodnicki , eds . , Egypt at its
Origins .

Author: American Research Center in Egypt

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000065642931

Category: Egypt

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Categories: Egypt

The Muslim Architecture of Egypt Ayy bids and early Ba rite Maml ks A D 1171 1326

The Muslim Architecture of Egypt  Ayy  bids and early Ba   rite Maml  ks  A D  1171 1326

We shall see that sometimes they even made provision for the teaching of two
rites together in one building , hence the two - rite madrasa . ORIGIN OF THE
ARCHITECTURAL FORM TAKEN BY THE MADRASA . Having sketched the
evolution ...

Author: Keppel Archibald Cameron Creswell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009561148

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

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Categories: Architecture

Political Structural Adjustment in Egypt

Political Structural Adjustment in Egypt

A Precondition for Rapid Economic Growth? Robert Springborg. THE LEGAL /
JUDICIAL SYSTEM The Constitution Issued in September , 1971 , and slightly
amended in 1980 , Egypt ' s constitution reflects its origins in the very earliest
stage ...

Author: Robert Springborg

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073253051

Category: Bureaucracy

Page: 31

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Categories: Bureaucracy

The Anaphoras of St Basil and St James

The Anaphoras of St  Basil and St  James

An Investigation Into Their Common Origin John R. K. Fenwick. Egeria , large
numbers of bishops , including some from Egypt , had gathered for the Council of
Tyre and the dedication of the buildings on Golgotha in 335 . There was thus from
 ...

Author: John R. K. Fenwick

Publisher: Edizioni Orientalia Christiana

ISBN: UVA:X002179783

Category: Religion

Page: 315

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Categories: Religion

Egypt

Egypt

Pharaoh Pepi II sent along mummification paraphernalia as a sign of
appreciation for these exploits . On your ... Little is known of its origins , and
although St. Simeon is said to have lived here in the 5th century , recent findings
suggest that the ...

Author: Stephen Wolf

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029156416

Category: Egypt

Page: 255

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"Fodor's can't be beat." -- Gannett News Service"Packed with dependable information." -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution"An admirable blend of the cultural and the practical." -- The Washington PostExperienced and first-time travelers alike rely on Fodor's Gold Guides for rich, reliable coverage the world over. Completely up-to-date, Fodor's Gold Guides are essential tools for any kind of traveler. If you only have room for one guide, this is the guide for you.The best guide to Egypt, packed with essentialsPharaonic temples, Islamic mosques, Coptic cathedralsOld-World bazaars, antiques auctions, the camel marketCairo's Egyptian Antiquities and Islamic Arts museumsNile cruises, Red Sea reef dives, 4WD desert safarisWhere to stay and eat, no matter what your budgetPyramid-view hotels, Moorish-Colonial resorts, temple-side caravanseries, Nile-island luxury, desert oasis campsGracious hotel dining rooms, family-run cafés, seafood joints, elegant Indian restaurants, classic coffeehousesAccurate, up-to-date, from the most reliable writersCosts, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousandsAll reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents19 pages of maps, 14 vacation itineraries, and moreSmart travel tips - Fodor's Choice - What's Where - Pleasures and Pastimes, don't-miss activities - Festivals - Background essays, further reading, videos to watch - Comprehensive index
Categories: Egypt

The Struggle of Yahweh and El for Hosea s Israel

The Struggle of Yahweh and El for Hosea s Israel

If we take for a moment as fact the claim of Porten and others that Jews were sent
to Egypt as mercenary soldiers during ... and Josiah is simply to make clear that
Porten's argument for placing the origins of the Elephantine community during ...

Author: R. Scott Chalmers

Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105130552263

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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In this provocative new proposal, Chalmers presents the prophet Hosea as engaged in a polemic against the Canaanite deity El. Especially in chs. 11-13 Hosea is exposing the Northern Kingdom's fatal error of mistaking El for Yahweh (just as, in chs. 1-2, it was Baal who was wrongly identified with Yahweh). Here Hosea is asking, 'Who is the god of Jacob?', 'Who is the god of the exodus?' His answer is: not El-as in many Israelite traditions-, but Yahweh. This recognition leads Chalmers to reconstruct the 'back story' of the god El, from the sanctuary narrative in Genesis 28, the Balaam oracles in Numbers 22-24, and the account of Jeroboam's cult in 1 Kings 12. Against the standard view that there is no polemic against El in the Hebrew Bible, Chalmers argues that the recurring polemic against the sanctuary at Bethel may have less to do with 'golden calves' or anti-northern rhetoric than with a much older debate about the identity of the god worshipped at Bethel. The second half of this book goes beyond the sanctuary at Bethel to the existence of a deity named Bethel. Just as the cults of Yahweh and El were closely related in Hosea's eighth-century Israel, in the fifth-century Jewish settlement at Elephantine Yahweh and Bethel seem to be almost interchangeable. Since the religious beliefs on display in Elephantine show some striking similarities to that of Hosea's Northern Kingdom, the earlier Yahweh-El dynamic and the later Yahweh-Bethel dynamic may effectively interpret one another.
Categories: Religion