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Ramesses III : the life and times of Egypt's last hero /
Eric H. Cline & David O'Connor, editors.
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Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2012.
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xvi, 542 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780472117604 (cloth : acid-free paper)
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Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2012.
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9780472117604 (cloth : acid-free paper)
contents note
Ramesses III and the Ramesside period / Kenneth A. Kitchen -- Change and continuity in religion and religious practices in Ramesside Egypt / Emily Teeter -- The administrative structure under Ramesses III / Carolyn R. Higginbotham -- Society, economy, and administrative process in late Ramesside Egypt / Christopher J. Eyre -- Nomads of sea and desert : an integrated approach to Ramesses III's foreign policy : the Aegean and Anatolia / Peter W. Haider -- Egypt and the Levant in the reign of Ramesses III / James M. Weinstein -- The sea peoples / Eric H. Cline and David O'Conner -- The mortuary temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu / David O'Connor -- The monuments of Ramesses III / Bojana Mojsov -- The literary environment of the age of Ramesses III / Ogden Goelet, Jr. -- The legacy of Ramesses III and the Libyan ascendancy / Steven R. Snape.
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8378190
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-507) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2012-09-01:
Ramesses III was the last great king of the New Kingdom and Egypt's defender against the invasions of the Sea Peoples. It is surprising, therefore, that this is the first comprehensive study of his reign to appear in English. As in their previous book, Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign (CH, Mar'99, 36-3980), the editors have recruited a stellar group of scholars to survey Ramesses III's reign. Five chapters deal with the reign in general, treating its history, religious developments, administration, society and economy, and foreign policy. Three chapters survey the cultural history of the reign, two focus on the king's building program, and one deals with literary developments. A concluding chapter analyzes connections between the late 20th dynasty and the succeeding period of Libyan domination. The work is lucidly written, and the quality of scholarship throughout is high. Particularly noteworthy are the chapters "Nomads of Sea and Desert: An Integrated Approach to Ramesses III's Foreign Policy" and "The Literary Environment of the Age of Ramesses III," which will be starting points for future scholarship on these topics. This excellent work belongs in all university libraries. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above. S. M. Burstein emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles
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"...the first comprehensive study to appear in English...(includes) a stellar group of scholars. This excellent work belongs in all university libraries. Essential." - S.M. Burstein, California State University, Los Angeles, Choice
"...the first comprehensive study to appear in English...(includes) a stellar group of scholars. This excellent work belongs in all university libraries. Essential." S.M. Burstein, California State University, Los Angeles, Choice
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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 Kenneth Kitchen, Emily Teeter, Carolyn Higginbotham, Christopher Eyre, Peter Haider, James Weinstein, Bojana Mojsov, Ogden Goelet, and Steven Snape, as well as from David O'Connor and Eric 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. David O'Connor is Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Eric H. Cline is Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Classical and Semitic Languages and Literatures, George Washington University.
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This edited collection presents a detailed look at the life, career and world of one of Egypt's most important pharaohs. It provides insight both on his reign and its aftermath and on the study of the political and cutural history of ancient Egypt.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Ramesses III and the Ramesside Periodp. 1
Change and Continuity in Religion and Religious Practices in Ramesside Egyptp. 27
The Administrative Structure under Ramesses IIIp. 66
Society, Economy, and Administrative Process in Late Ramesside Egyptp. 101
Nomads of Sea and Desert: An Integrated Approach to Ramesses III's Foreign Policyp. 151
The Aegean and Anatoliap. 151
Egypt and the Levant in the Reign of Ramesses IIIp. 160
The Sea Peoplesp. 180
The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habup. 209
The Monuments of Ramesses IIIp. 271
The Literary Environment of the Age of Ramesses IIIp. 305
The Legacy of Ramesses III and the Libyan Ascendancyp. 404
Contributorsp. 443
Bibliographyp. 447
Title Indexp. 509
Subject Indexp. 513
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