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Bibil Identifier bibil:229290
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) What’s in a Title? Military and Civil Officials in the Egyptian 18th Dynasty Military Sphere
Author Shirley, JJ
Congress volume Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 291-319 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper suggests a more nuanced role for many officials involved with the Egyptian 18th Dynasty military sphere. In addition to an increase in military officials whose primary function was related to the battlefield, there existed civil officials who found themselves performing their civilian duties in a new setting – that of the military. Although this latter category of officials often refers to their participation on campaigns, they should not be considered as military men per se, nor as officials who shifted from a civil career into a military one and back again. The prominent appearance of military activities in their monuments can instead be regarded as a reflection of the socio-political circumstances in which they found themselves, and not necessarily as an indication of a formal military career. As such, they are not part of a “new class” of military men turned administrators, but rather are civil officials whose positions within Egypt mirror those they conducted under the auspices of the military, whether at home or abroad.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : New Empire (18th-20th Dynasties)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Literature : Correspondence - Archives
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