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Invading the Desert: Irrigation and Agrarian Expansion

Michael Decker

in Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 argues that marginal landscapes witnessed unprecedented agricultural development during late antiquity. In part because choice lands were scarce due to increasing competition among the ... More


Persia and Egypt: The Historical Context

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Persian-Egyptian conflict was actually one phase of continuous conflict between successive Near Eastern imperial powers and Egypt, which contested for control of the Levant (Syria-Palestine). ... More


What kind of Religion?

P. R. Ackroyd and G. N. Stanton

in Introducing the Old Testament

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132543
eISBN:
9780191670053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132543.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks at some developments in the study of the religion of ancient Israel itself and its impact on the modern study of Israelite religious beliefs. Israel and Judah were two of the small ... More


The Saite era within the history of Pharaonic civilisation

Roger Forshaw

in Egypt of the Saite Pharaohs, 664-525 BC

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526140142
eISBN:
9781526146687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140159.00016
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The final chapter considers the significance of the 26th Dynasty in relation to the history of ancient Egypt. The dynamic nature of the period, and the achievements of the Saites in the political, ... More


The Dimming Glory

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0017
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks at the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, during which Egypt had been engaged in interventions in Syria–Palestine in aid of the Assyrians. King Psamtek I is regarded as the founder of the ... More


King’s Men and the Stationary Bandit

Taco Terpstra

in Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691172088
eISBN:
9780691189703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172088.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines mid-third-century BCE Syria-Palestine, an area ruled by the Ptolemies at the time. As in all Hellenistic states, the power structure of the Ptolemaic kingdom was strongly ... More


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