The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Amarna and Its People

Author: Barry J. Kemp

Publisher: New Aspects of Antiquity

ISBN: 9780500291207

Category: History

Page: 320

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“In the process of reconstituting a long-vanished city, the meticulously assembled book also brings to life the exotic, almost alien society once housed there.” —Publishers Weekly

Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology

Author: James F. Osborne

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438453256

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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Interdisciplinary study of monumental art and architecture in human history. Monumentality is a human phenomenon that has occurred in nearly all times and places. Because of its ubiquity, monumentality is something that has been studied by a large number of disciplines and individuals. Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology explores the phenomenon of monumental art and architecture from humankind’s most ancient past to recent history, and does so using an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the research of anthropological archaeologists, art historians, classicists, and sociologists working in a wide variety of historical and cultural contexts. The volume seeks to define what is meant by the terms “monument” and “monumentality,” and to understand the social and political significance of monument-building as it has manifested around the world. By advocating for a relational approach to the topic that seeks to find monumentality in the ongoing relationship between object and person, this book offers the opportunity to begin the process of uniting these varied interests into a unified discourse.

The Ancient Egyptian Economy

3000–30 BCE

Author: Brian Muhs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107113369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

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The first economic history of ancient Egypt employing a New Institutional Economics approach and covering the entire pharaonic period, 3000 30 BCE."

The Land of Fertility II

The Southeast Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the Muslim Conquest

Author: Łukasz Miszk,Maciej Wacławik

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527502589

Category: History

Page: 150

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The contributions in this volume are based on papers presented at the second international conference on “The Land of Fertility”, held at the Institute of Archaeology at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, in June 2015. This event was part of a cycle of conferences concerning the area of the so-called “Fertile Crescent”, a region in the south-east Mediterranean where the modern world started its development at the very beginning of human civilisation. This volume presents a detailed analysis of the cities in this region, and their formation and development, as well as the urbanisation process, relations between urban centres, and urban ideology. The period covered here spans from the beginning of the Bronze Age through the ancient era to the Muslim Conquest.


History, Fantasy and Ancient Egypt

Author: Dominic Montserrat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134690347

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt in the mid-fourteenth century BCE, has been the subject of more speculation than any other character in Egyptian history. This provocative new biography examines both the real Akhenaten and the myths that have been created around him. It scrutinises the history of the pharaoh and his reign, which has been continually written in Eurocentric terms inapplicable to ancient Egypt, and the archaeology of Akhenaten's capital city, Amarna. It goes on to explore the pharaoh's extraordinary cultural afterlife, and the way he has been invoked to validate everything from psychoanalysis to racial equality to Fascism.


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