Egyptian Archaeology / Edition 5

Egyptian Archaeology / Edition 5

by Willeke Wendrich
     
 

Written by some of the world’s leading experts, Egyptian Archaeology employs a uniquely archaeological approach to explore ancient Egypt. Drawing on original research and excavations to both synthesize and challenge existing scholarship, this book dispels traditional notions of Egyptian culture as monolithic. Each author explicates current

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Written by some of the world’s leading experts, Egyptian Archaeology employs a uniquely archaeological approach to explore ancient Egypt. Drawing on original research and excavations to both synthesize and challenge existing scholarship, this book dispels traditional notions of Egyptian culture as monolithic. Each author explicates current understandings of the cultural and historical processes of ancient Egypt, illustrating that practical research is a vital and fascinating component of any theory-based discussion about the ancient world.

By examining fundamental issues and important temporal, regional, and social developments through a global lens, Egyptian Archaeology brings existing debates vigorously up-to-date, while challenging students to think about their own interpretations, expectations, and attitudes towards ancient and modern Egypt. Engaging and progressive, this fully illustrated volume provides an insightful investigation into the world of ancient Egyptian archaeology and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405149884
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/08/2010
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
668,722
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures vii

Notes on Contributors ix

Series Editors' Preface xiii

Note on Transliteration and Transcription xiv

1 Egyptian Archaeology: From Text to Context Willeke Wendrich 1

2 Worship without Writing Stan Hendrickx Dirk Huyge Willeke Wendrich 15

3 Theories of State Formation E. Christiana Köhler 36

4 Kingship and Legitimation Janet Richards 55

5 Villages and the Old Kingdom Mark Lehner 85

6 Regionality, Cultural and Cultic Landscapes David Jeffreys 102

7 Tradition and Innovation: The Middle Kingdom Josef Wegner 119

8 Foreigners in Egypt: Archaeological Evidence and Cultural Context Thomas Schneider 143

9 Gender in Ancient Egypt T. G. Wilfong 164

10 Class and Society: Position and Possessions Wolfram Grajetzki 180

11 Identity and Personhood Willeke Wendrich 200

12 Changes in the Afterlife John H. Taylor 220

13 Consolidation, Innovation, and Renaissance Penelope Wilson 241

14 Egypt in the Memory of the World Fekri A. Hassan 259

15 Epilogue: Eternal Egypt Deconstructed Willeke Wendrich 274

Index 279

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