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Genesis of a Society

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the prehistoric evolution of Egyptian society. It begins by summarizing current archaeological knowledge of Egyptian Prehistory. It then confronts these data with a ... More


Prelude to Osiris I: Conceptions of the Afterlife in Prehistoric and Predynastic Egypt

Mark Smith

in Following Osiris: Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millenia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199582228
eISBN:
9780191747458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582228.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter surveys the evidence for afterlife beliefs in prehistoric and predynastic Egypt, prior to the earliest attestation of Osiris. It also explores two further questions: (1) is it possible ... More


Kingship

Alan B. Lloyd

in Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199286188
eISBN:
9780191804328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the most significant institutional creation of Egypt's prehistoric cultures, i.e. kingship, the pivotal institution of Egyptian society and the embodiment of the Pharaonic state ... More


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