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Bibil Identifier bibil:201986
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Old Kingdom
Title (English, ) An Archaeological Perspective
Author Sowada, Karin N.
Series Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis (Volume: 237)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature TO DEFINE
Publishing house Academic Press
Place Fribourg
ISBN 978-3-7278-1649-9
Publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Place Göttingen
ISBN 978-3-525-53455-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxiv Pages
295 Pages
XII (Appendix) Pages
48 Figures Pages
17 Plates Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Notes With a contribution by Peter Grave.
Abstract This study presents a revised view of Egyptian foreign relations in the eastern Mediterranean during the Old Kingdom (3rd-6th Dynasties) based on an extensive analysis of old and new archaeological data, and its relationship to the well-known textual sources. The material demonstrates that while Egypt’s most important relationships were with Byblos and the Lebanese coast generally, it was an active participant in the geo-political and economic affairs of the Levant throughout much of the 3rd millennium BC. The archaeological data shows that the foundation of these relationships was established at the beginning of the Early Dynastic Period and essentially continued until the end of the 6th Dynasty with ebbs, flows and changes of geographical and political emphasis. It is argued that, despite the paucity of textual data, the 4th Dynasty represents the apogee of Egypt’s engagement in the region, a time when the centralised state was at the height of its power and control of human and economic capital. More broadly, this study shows that Egyptian interaction in the eastern Mediterranean fits the pattern of state-to-state contact between ruling elites which was underpinned by official expeditions engaged in gift and commodity exchange, diplomatic endeavours and military incursions.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : Old Empire (3d-6th Dynasties
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Archaeology : 3d millennium
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