The introduction also locates the texts within broader contexts of biographical writing in Egypt and other societies, including our own.
Author: Elizabeth Frood
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
The Ramesside period in Egypt (ca. 1290–1070 B.C.E.) corresponds to the late Bronze Age, a time of great change both in Egypt and the Near East. Viewed as an age of empire, dominated by the figure of Ramesses II, this period witnessed crucial developments in art, language, and religious display. Biographical Texts from Ramesside Egypt offers insights into these cultural transformations through the voices of thirty-one priests, artisans, civic officials, and governmental administrators who served under the kings of the nineteenth and twentieth dynasties. Forty-six biographical texts, which were inscribed in tombs, on statues and stelae in temples, and even on temple walls, give details of their careers and character. The translations are introduced by brief descriptions of the texts' monumental contexts and, where possible, summaries of the careers of their owners. They are formatted metrically and in stanzas to emphasize their poetic form and to foster a clearer understanding of them. The volume offers an introduction to the historical background of the Ramesside period and draws together some of the key themes and interpretive issues raised by the texts and their contexts. These include the representation of the people's relationships to god and king, the thematization of the priestly life, and the various transformations of the texts' media, including the implications of the change in the decorative programs of nonroyal tombs and the use of temple walls for some inscriptions. The introduction also locates the texts within broader contexts of biographical writing in Egypt and other societies, including our own.
Elizabeth Frood, Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt (Atlanta, 2007), p. 147.
Coffin Text Spell 149 is for turning the deceased into a human falcon to emerge
from the akhet. For parallels, see Brooklyn Museum 75.27; Burke Museum; ...
Author: Carolyn Graves-Brown
Publisher: University of Wales Press
This book is about the weird and wonderful lesser-known ‘spirit’ entities of ancient Egypt –daemons, the mysterious and often fantastical creatures of the Egyptian ‘Otherworld’ – and the closely related spirits of the dead, which together conjure the excitement of all things otherworldly. Daemons and spirits are generally defined in Egyptology as creatures not of this world, which do not have their own cult centre, and both groups are frequently listed together in protective spells. This volume explores the general nature of daemons and spirits in ancient Egypt and discusses a selection in more detail: it uses artefacts from Wales’s important collection of Egyptian objects at the Egypt Centre at Swansea University, in which are to be found a dwarf daemon with sticking out tongue; several guardian daemons of the Otherworld; creatures who are part snake and part feline; spirits of deceased humans; and a Greek satyr Silenus, companion to the wine god Dionysus.
Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt . Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature .
Gnirs , A. 1996. Die ägyptische Autobiographie . In A. Loprieno ( ed . ) , Ancient
Egyptian Literature : History and Forms . Leiden : E.J. Brill , 191–241 . Gnirs , A.
Author: Ian Shaw
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology offers a comprehensive survey of the entire study of ancient Egypt, from prehistory through to the end of the Roman period. Authoritative yet accessible, and covering a wide range of topics, it is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers alike.
In Ramesside Studies in Honour of K. A. Kitchen, ed. Mark Collier ... Das Kind im
Alten Ägypten: Die Stellung des Kindes in Familie und Gesellschaft nach
altägyptischen Texten und Darstellungen. ... Biographical Texts from Ramessid
Author: Elizabeth Frood
Publisher: ISD LLC
(Auto-)biography is a genre of ancient Egyptian written discourse that was central to high culture from its earliest periods. Belonging to the nonroyal elites, these texts present aspects of individual lives and experience, sometimes as narratives of key events, sometimes as characterizations of personal qualities. Egyptian (auto-) biographies offer a unique opportunity to examine the ways in which individuals fashioned distinctive selves for display and the significance of the physical, religious, and social contexts they selected. The present volume brings together specialists from a range of relevant periods, approaches, and interests. The studies collected here examine Egyptian (auto-)biographies from a variety of complementary perspectives: (1) anthropological and contrastive perspectives; (2) the original Old Kingdom settings; (3) text format and language; (4) social dimensions; and (5) religious experience.
A series of major inscriptions from the 19th Dynasty (c.1300-1185 BC) accompanied by an English translation.
Author: Benedict G. Davies
Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated
A series of major inscriptions from the 19th Dynasty (c.1300-1185 BC) accompanied by an English translation. The inscriptions chosen are based around four main subject areas: war and diplomacy; mining and quarrying; religion; legal and adminstrative texts.
First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Ann H. Bomann
First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Ellen Fowles Morris
Publisher: Probleme Der Ägyptologie
This volume utilizes both archaeological and textual data pertaining to Egyptian military bases to examine the evolution of Egypt's foreign policy in the New Kingdom. The types of structures erected to house soldiers and administrators in Syria-Palestine, Nubia, and Libya differed in ways that do much to illuminate the nature of imperial aims in these subject territories.
Author: G. P. F. van den Boorn
"Our knowledge of the role played by the Vizier, first assistant of Pharaoh and head of the Egyptian civil administration, is derived largely from a New Kingdom text preserved in four Theban tombs. The Duties of the Vizier, as this text is usually known, is of the greatest importance in revealing the structure of the New Kingdom state and the bureaucracy which supported it. However, the complex and condensed nature of the text and the lack of an editio princeps has led to its undeserved neglect. Dr van den Boorn's study now provides a much needed commentary and interpretation, in addition to a detailed survey of viziral responsibilities"--Inside front flap.
This important new study looks at the intersection of Greek and Egyptian art forms in the funerary sphere of Roman Egypt.
Author: Christina Riggs
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This important new study looks at the intersection of Greek and Egyptian art forms in the funerary sphere of Roman Egypt. A discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief foregrounds the detailed analysis of more than 150 objects and tombs, many of which are presented here for the first time. In addition to the information it provides about individual works of art, supported by catalogue entries, the study explores fundamental questions such as how artists combine the iconographies and representational forms of different visual traditions, and why two distinct visual traditions were employed in Roman Egypt.
This book, the result of international collaboration by many scholars, provides a full and detailed publication of the tomb's architecture, its relief decoration and the excavated objects.
Author: Maarten J. Raven
Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
The tomb of the official Pay, at Saqqara, was originally constructed in the reign of Tutankhamun and then adapted by his son and successor Raia. It was used for the family's burials until the reign of Ramesses II, and then plundered soon after the final interment. In the Saite and Persian Periods, the tomb was reused for lower-status burials. First discovered in the nineteenth century, the tomb was excavated and recorded by the joint EES/National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden expedition between 1994 and 1998. This book, the result of international collaboration by many scholars, provides a full and detailed publication of the tomb's architecture, its relief decoration and the excavated objects.
Two Ramesside Tombs at El Mashayikh. Part 1. Sydney, 1988. Publication of an
important biographical text of the late nineteenth dynasty. Peet, T. Eric. "A
Historical Document of Ramesside Age." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 10 (
Author: Donald B. Redford
This text includes substantial entries from all disciplines on the topic of ancient Egypt. Among the multitude of subjects covered are religion and mythology, medicine, art, archaeology, sociology, trade and commerce, dialects, and agriculture.
To this department also belonged several groups of service personnel. This volume presents separate studies on three groups of this service staff.
Author: Jac. J. Janssen
The community of necropolis workmen of Deir el-Medina was part of the administrative branch responsible for the preparation of the royal tombs. To this department also belonged several groups of service personnel. This volume presents separate studies on three groups of this service staff. Two of these belonged to the so-called smdt, namely the woodcutters and the potters, while the third group occupies a position somewhere in between the workmen and the smdt, the doorkeepers.
... but very useful ; the introduction includes an introduction into the basic
principles of the transliteration of Egyptian by FRANK ... Tübingen 1973 Janssen ,
Commodity JACOBUS J . JANSSEN , Commodity Prices from the Ramessid
Prices Period , Leiden 1975 Junge ... Historical and Biographical , 8 vols . ,
Oxford 1975 - 1991 ( comprehensive publication of the historical and
biographical texts from the ...
Author: Friedrich Junge
Publisher: Griffith Inst
This English translation of the second German edition of a pioneering introduction to the grammar of Late Egyptian, the language of the New Kingdom, principally of the Ramessid Period (ca. 1350-1000 BCE), fills a longstanding gap in teaching works for ancient Egyptian. The author devotes special attention to the language of papyri and ostracautexts and document of everyday lifeuwithout neglecting the style and language of belles lettres and monumental inscriptions. Throughout copious examples, exercises, and bibliographical information, the reader is familiarized with the major text categories of the time. The book assumes some knowledge of Middle Egyptian. The presentation moves from the distinctive features of the writing system and orthography of Late Egyptian, through basic morphology and the structures of the simple and compound clauses and sentences, to larger linguistic units. Attention is given throughout to setting the linguistic forms of Late Egyptian in their context of the history of the language, relating them to Middle Egyptian forms on the one hand and to Demotic and Coptic forms on the other. Detailed comments are given both for the examples and for the exercises that close the main chapters. An appendix offers a preliminary synthesis of formulas in oaths and letters, units of value including weights and measures, and the organization of the necropolis administration at Deir el-Medina, the workmenAes village from which a high proportion of preserved sources was recovered. An extensive apparatus of bibliography, vocabulary and various indexes provides easy access to the content of the grammar and to factual information.