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Afterglow of Empire : Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance /
Aidan Dodson.
imprint
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2012.
description
xxvii, 343 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9774165314 (hbk.), 9789774165313 (hbk.)
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imprint
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2012.
isbn
9774165314 (hbk.)
9789774165313 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8783627
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-312) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2013-02-01:
Dodson (Univ. of Bristol, UK) focuses on the succession of royal rulers (and co-rulers) and the length of each reign in this narrative description of the Egyptian kings from the 21st to the 26th Dynasty. The author uses archaeological and epigraphic evidence (e.g., tomb and temple reliefs), inscriptions on royal stelae, and mummies to identify each king. He devotes much coverage to the ranks and titles of high officials and royal associates (high priests, viziers, and queens) to establish rulers' identifications and family relationships. The book highlights each ruler's building projects (temples, courts, tombs, etc.) while minimizing Egypt's foreign policy and interactions until the Assyrian domination. Dodson does not cover other aspects of Egyptian life (economy and trade, military organization, religion, agriculture). The book contains endnotes and provides an extensive bibliography for the Third Intermediate Period, which researchers may find useful. The author avoids absolute dating before Osorkon IV, using "Year X of King Y" in the first five chapters. General readers may find it difficult to envision a comprehensive history of Egypt in this period. Summing Up: Optional. Specialists. H. Chang Elon University
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During the half-millennium from the 11th to the 6th centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external pressures, ultimately reversed by invaders from Nubia and consolidated by natives of the Nile Delta following a series of Assyrian invasions. Much of this era remains obscure, with little consensus among Egyptologists. Against this background, the author reconsiders the evidence and proposes a number of new solutions to the problems of the period.
Main Description
During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external pressures, ultimately reversed by invaders from Nubia and consolidated by natives of the Nile Delta following a series of Assyrian invasions. Much of this era remains obscure, with little consensus among Egyptologists. Against this background, Aidan Dodson reconsiders the evidence and proposes a number of new solutions to the problems of the period. He also considers the art, architecture, and archaeology of the period, including the royal tombs of Tanis, one of which yielded the intact burials of no fewer than five pharaohs. The book is extensively illustrated with images of this material, much of which is little known to non-specialists of the period. By the author of the bestsellingAmarna SunsetandPoisoned Legacy.
Main Description
During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external pressures, ultimately reversed by invaders from Nubia and consolidated by natives of the NileDelta following a series of Assyrian invasions.Much of this era remains obscure, with little consensus among Egyptologists. Against this background, Aidan Dodson reconsiders the evidence and proposes a number of new solutions to the problems of the period. He also considers the art, architecture, and archaeology of the period, including theroyal tombs of Tanis, one of which yielded the intact burials of no fewer than five pharaohs. The book is extensively illustrated with images of this material, much of which is little known to non-specialists of the period.By the author of the bestselling Amarna Sunset and Poisoned Legacy.
Main Description
During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external pressures, ultimately reversed by invaders from Nubia and consolidated by natives of the Nile Delta following a series of Assyrian invasions. Much of this era remains obscure, with little consensus amoung Egyptologist. Against this background, Aidan Dodson reconsiders the evidence and proposes a number of new solutions to the problems of the period. He also considers the art, architecture, and archaeology of the period, including the royal tombs of Tanis , one of which yielded the intact burials of no fewer than five pharoahs. The book is extensively illustrated with images of this material, much of which is little known to non-specialists of the period.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviations and Conventions Used in Textp. xiii
Mapsp. xvii
Introduction: Imperial Egyptp. 1
The Fall of the House of Ramesesp. 3
Of Tanis and Thebesp. 39
The House of Shoshenqp. 83
Disintegrationsp. 113
Saviors from the South?p. 139
From Humiliation to Renaissancep. 169
p. 181
The Absolute Chronology of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Periodp. 181
Outline Chronology of Ancient Egyptp. 190
Correlation of Reigns, Regnal Years, and Pontificatedp. 195
Hieroglyphic Titularies of Kings and God's Wivesp. 202
Genealogiesp. 228
Sources of Imagesp. 235
Notesp. 237
Bibliographyp. 285
Indexp. 315
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