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Egyptian Archaeology

Egyptian Archaeology

Willeke Wendrich (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-32713-7

Mar 2015

312 pages

$121.95

Description

Egyptian Archaeology explores ancient Egypt using a uniquely archaeological approach, drawing on original research to both synthesize and challenge existing scholarship.
  • Written by leading Egyptologists, based on original research and fieldwork
  • Illustrates how practical research is a vital component of any theory-based discussion about the ancient world
  • Examines the cultural and historical processes of ancient Egypt from a global perspective
  • Visually engaging with over 80 illustrations
  • Chapters explore fundamental issues and themes, but focus on specific periods and key archaeological sites
List of Tables and Figures.

Notes on Contributors.

Series Editors' Preface.

1 Egyptian Archaeology: From Text to Context (Willeke Wendrich, University of California, Los Angeles).

2 Worship Without Writing (Stan Hendrickx, Dirk Huyge and Willeke Wendrich, Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg; Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels; University of California, Los Angeles).

3 Theories of State Formation (E. Christiana Köhler, Macquarie University).

4 Kingship and Legitimation (Janet Richards, University of Michigan).

5 Villages and the Old Kingdom (Mark Lehner, University of Chicago, Harvard University).

6 Regionality, Cultural and Cultic Landscapes (David Jeffreys, University College London).

7 Tradition and Innovation: the Middle Kingdom (Josef Wegner, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology).

8 Foreigners in Egypt: Archaeological evidence and cultural context (Thomas Schneider, University of British Columbia, Vancouver).

9 Gender in Ancient Egypt (T.G. Wilfong, University of Michigan).

10 Class and Society: Position and Possessions (Wolfram Grajetzki, UCL, London).

11 Identity and Personhood (Willeke Wendrich, University of California, Los Angeles).

12 Changes in the Afterlife (John H. Taylor, The British Museum, London).

13 Consolidation, Innovation and Renaissance (Penelope Wilson, Durham University).

14 Egypt in the Memory of the World (Fekri Hassan, University College London).

15 Epilogue: Eternal Egypt Deconstructed (Willeke Wendrich, University of California, Los Angeles).

Index.

“In conclusion, the uninitiated will have a tough read with this ‘quick’ access to Egyptology, and Egyptologists will have difficulty critically evaluating the various proposed developments. Therefore, it seems this book should serve as a very brief insight into certain themes for already initiated experts, and for that, it provides excellent points of departure indeed.”  (Bibliotheca Orientalis, 1 September 2014)

“Willeke Wendrich’s edited volume, Egyptian archaeology, is perhaps the most ambitious of the three on offer here in terms of its scope and I would strongly recommend  it.”  (Antiquity, 1 January 2013)

""Recommended. All academic levels/libraries."" (Choice , 1 April 2011)
  • Written by leading Egyptologists, based on original research and fieldwork
  • Illustrates how practical research is a vital component of any theory-based discussion about the ancient world
  • Examines the cultural and historical processes of ancient Egypt from a global perspective
  • Visually engaging with over 80 illustrations
  • Chapters explore fundamental issues and themes, but focus on specific periods and key archaeological sites