Ramesses III: The Life and Times of Egypt's Last Hero

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In the tumultuous and vivid history of New Kingdom Egypt, Ramesses III's reign was prosperous and culturally rich. He fended off attacks by the "Sea Peoples" and others who threatened the state, he built the great temple of Medinet Habu, and he left wonderfully complete documents describing contemporary social structure and the economy. Amazingly, we even have an account from a contemporary judicial document that describes events leading to Ramesses III's assassination. This edited collection presents a detailed...
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In the tumultuous and vivid history of New Kingdom Egypt, Ramesses III's reign was prosperous and culturally rich. He fended off attacks by the "Sea Peoples" and others who threatened the state, he built the great temple of Medinet Habu, and he left wonderfully complete documents describing contemporary social structure and the economy. Amazingly, we even have an account from a contemporary judicial document that describes events leading to Ramesses III's assassination. This edited collection presents a detailed and informative look at the life, career, and world of one of Egypt's most important pharaohs, providing insight both on his reign and its aftermath and on the study of the political and cultural history of ancient Egypt.

This collection offers the best new scholarship on Ramesses III, with contributions from Christopher J. Eyre; Ogden Goelet, Jr.; Peter W. Haider; Carolyn R. Higginbotham; Kenneth A. Kitchen; Bojana Mojsov; Steven R. Snape; Emily Teeter; and James M. Weinstein, as well as from David O'Connor and Eric H. Cline. It will be of interest to those with an informed amateur's interest in Egyptology as well as to scholars of Egyptian and biblical archaeology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472117604
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xiii

Chapter 1 Ramesses III and the Ramesside Period Kenneth A. Kitchen 1

Chapter 2 Change and Continuity in Religion and Religious Practices in Ramesside Egypt Emily Teeter 27

Chapter 3 The Administrative Structure under Ramesses III Carolyn R. Higginbotham 66

Chapter 4 Society, Economy, and Administrative Process in Late Ramesside Egypt Christopher J. Eyre 101

Chapter 5 Nomads of Sea and Desert: An Integrated Approach to Ramesses III's Foreign Policy 151

The Aegean and Anatolia Peter W. Haider 151

Egypt and the Levant in the Reign of Ramesses III James M. Weinstein 160

The Sea Peoples Eric H. Cline David O'Connor 180

Chapter 6 The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu David O'Connor 209

Chapter 7 The Monuments of Ramesses III Bojana Mojsov 271

Chapter 8 The Literary Environment of the Age of Ramesses III Ogden Goelet 305

Chapter 9 The Legacy of Ramesses III and the Libyan Ascendancy Steven R. Snape 404

Contributors 443

Bibliography 447

Title Index 509

Subject Index 513

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