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A World Upturned: Commentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

Roland Enmarch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264331
eISBN:
9780191734106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All is one of the major works from the golden age of Egyptian literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1980–1630 bc). The poem provides one of the most searching ... More


Introduction

Roland Enmarch

in A World Upturned: Commentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264331
eISBN:
9780191734106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264331.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book presents a commentary on and an analysis of P. Leiden I 344 recto, which contains the poem variously called The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All or The Admonitions (Mahnworte), from ... More


The Queen Who Would Be King

Richard H. Wilkinson

in Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740116
eISBN:
9780199933174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740116.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the ancient Egyptian queen Tausret, who ruled Egypt for a number of years from shortly after 1200 bce (scholarly estimates vary and range from 1209 to 1185 bce as the ... More


Foremost of Women: The Female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Joyce Tyldesley

in Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740116
eISBN:
9780199933174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740116.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the broader context in which Tausret's life and reign must be understood by examining the positions and roles of royal women in Egypt—focusing on the known queens who ruled in ... More


‘Thinking in hieroglyphics’: Representations of Egypt in the New Negro Renaissance

Rachel Farebrother

in Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646401
eISBN:
9780748684410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that that ancient Egypt became an important trope for imagining African American cultural identity and history in the early twentieth century — a means by which to intervene in ... More


Female Horus: The Life and Reign of Tausret

Gae Callender

in Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740116
eISBN:
9780199933174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740116.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the immediate historical context of Tausret's life and situates her within that understanding as well as illuminating the queen's reign by facts gleaned from recent ... More


Description of Egypt

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

As ‘prologue’ chapter of the text and this study, the geographies, hagiographies, and semiologies at work in the opening tableau of the Tentation are elucidated in this order, and for the first time ... More


Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Jason Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, ... More


Forgotten Treasures: Tausret as Seen in Her Monuments

Catharine H. Roehrig

in Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740116
eISBN:
9780199933174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740116.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at the scattered and sometimes enigmatic artifacts that have survived from the reign of Tausret—ranging from small items of jewelry found in the Valley of the Kings to larger two- ... More


The Afterlives of Black Athena

Robert J. C. Young

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

One of the most distinctive characteristics of Martin Bernal's Black Athena is the extent to which the books have continuing effects for critical analysis across a range of different intellectual ... More


The “Temple of Millions of Years” of Tausret

Richard H. Wilkinson

in Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740116
eISBN:
9780199933174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740116.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at the most recently recovered archaeological evidence for the queen—that of the temple she founded close to the temple of her illustrious ancestor, Ramesses the Great. The temple ... More


Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Reconstruction of the actual life of the ancient Egyptian female entrepreneur Tsenhor daughter of Nesmin (6th-5th century BCE). Her papers—papyri written in Demotic—are now kept in museums in London, ... More


The Invention of Writing and Number Notation

Annette Imhausen

in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691117133
eISBN:
9781400874309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the invention of writing and number notation in ancient Egypt. Writing is believed to have been invented in Egypt at the end of the fourth millennium BCE. Among the predynastic ... More


Skeletal Morphology and Social Structure in Ancient Egypt: Hierarchy, Gender, Body Shape, and Limb Proportion (4000–1900 BC)

Sonia Zakrzewski

in Bones of Complexity: Bioarchaeological Case Studies of Social Organization and Skeletal Biology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062235
eISBN:
9780813051901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062235.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

The study of human skeletal remains from ancient Egypt helps understand effects of emergent and entrenched differences in social differentiation and hierarchy between 5500 and 1785 B.C. This work ... More


The Temple of the World

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Although Karnak was the biggest, dozens and even hundreds of similar?mainly smaller but sometimes very large?temples were built in ancient Egypt. The institution of the temple, in ancient Egypt most ... More


Notation of Fractions

Annette Imhausen

in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691117133
eISBN:
9781400874309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the development of the ancient Egyptian concept of fractions. The beginnings of fractions in ancient Egypt consisted of a small group of specific fractions written by special ... More


The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Lise Manniche

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the most fascinating sculptures to have survived from ancient Egypt are the colossal statues of Akhenaten, erected at the beginning of his reign in his new temple to the Aten at Karnak. ... More


Introduction

Annette Imhausen

in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691117133
eISBN:
9781400874309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This introductory chapter begins by providing the reader with a background to the historiography of Egyptian mathematics and the problems and possible approaches in the historiography of ancient ... More


The Egyptian Number System

Annette Imhausen

in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691117133
eISBN:
9781400874309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter describes the ancient Egyptian number system. The system can be described in modern terminology as a decimal system without positional (place-value) notation. The basis of the number ... More


Summary

Annette Imhausen

in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691117133
eISBN:
9781400874309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter summarizes key discussions in chapters 1 to 3. Writing was developed in Egypt at the end of the fourth millennium BCE. Therefore, it is not surprising to find representations of numbers ... More


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