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.
Both ideal and career biographies display a characteristic Egyptian concern for
ensuring the eternal memory of the ... This schematic division obtains in earlier
periods as well; See also Elizabeth Frood, Biographical Texts from Ramessid ...
Author: Sean Burt
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
About the question of genre in the Nehemiah Memoir.
Dynastie. Studien zur altägyptischen Kultur 7. Hamburg, Helmut Buske Verlag.
Frood, E. (2004) Self-presentation in Ramessid Egypt. Unpublished DPhil thesis,
University of Oxford. Frood, E. (2007) Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt.
Author: Kelly Accetta
Publisher: Oxbow Books
The fourteenth Current Research in Egyptology conference, held at the University of Cambridge in March 2013 brought together speakers and attendees from six continents and hosted more than 50 presentations covering multiple aspects of Egyptology and its related fields. The aim of the conference was to cross cultural and disciplinary boundaries. The papers presented in these proceedings reflect this aim by presenting current research that draws on insights derived from anthropology, archaeology, archaeobotany, ethnography, organic chemistry, geography, linguistics, and law, amongst others.
Friedman, F. M. D. (1985) 'On the Meaning of Some Anthropoid Busts from Deir el
-Medina', Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 71: 82–97. Frood, E. (2007)
Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt. Atlanta. Gaballa, G. A. (1977) The
Author: Steven Snape
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self
The text was not read from the wall during the ritual, although cursive
manuscripts survive, from the New Kingdom, ... 14, lines 4–6; E. Frood,
Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt (Writings from the Ancient World 26,
Leiden etc., 2007), p.
The Materiality of Texts from Ancient Egypt offers nine articles with new approaches to the material aspects of writing, writing supports, and scribal practice from Pharaonic to Late Antique Egypt. Case studies include Greek and Egyptian papyri and ostraca, inscriptions and graffiti. (40w)
Frood, E., Biographical Texts from Ramesside Egypt, Atlanta: Society of Biblical
Literature, 2007. Gange, D., Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British
Culture and Religion, 1822–1922, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Author: Christina Riggs
Publisher: A&C Black
First runner-up for the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies 2015. In ancient Egypt, wrapping sacred objects, including mummified bodies, in layers of cloth was a ritual that lay at the core of Egyptian society. Yet in the modern world, attention has focused instead on unwrapping all the careful arrangements of linen textiles the Egyptians had put in place. This book breaks new ground by looking at the significance of textile wrappings in ancient Egypt, and at how their unwrapping has shaped the way we think about the Egyptian past. Wrapping mummified bodies and divine statues in linen reflected the cultural values attached to this textile, with implications for understanding gender, materiality and hierarchy in Egyptian society. Unwrapping mummies and statues similarly reflects the values attached to Egyptian antiquities in the West, where the colonial legacies of archaeology, Egyptology and racial science still influence how Egypt appears in museums and the press. From the tomb of Tutankhamun to the Arab Spring, Unwrapping Ancient Egypt raises critical questions about the deep-seated fascination with this culture – and what that fascination says about our own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ELIZABETH FROOD , Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt ( SBLWAW 26 ;
Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature , 2007 ) . Pp . xx + 301 . Paper $ 24 . 95 .
JOHN GOLDINGAY , Psalms : Volume 1 , Psalms 1 - 41 ; Volume 2 , Psalms 42 -
Includes various reports of the Association.
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.
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.
One interesting example of a Ramesside text is a hymn that comes from the stela
of Bak - aa . 56 He addresses Osiris and at one point says : Those to come in
their millions , in the end they land with you ; in the womb they face toward you ...
Author: Shannon Burkes
Publisher: Scholars Press
Revising his 1997 doctoral dissertation for the University of Chicago, Burkes looks closely at the Hebrew book of the Bible that was translated into Greek as Ecclesiastes. He finds the problem of death to be its driving theme and main concern. Of all the obsessions in the Bible, he says, only here is it death, which is part of what makes the book distinctive and often considered bizarre.
It is often said that Egyptian biographical and religious texts show much pride ...
usual complacency of Egyptian religiosity that they saw in them either the
emergence of a new type of religious feeling in the Ramesside period ("personal
Author: Miriam Lichtheim
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Traces the development of Ancient Egyptian forms of writing. Provides a selection of ancient Egyptian myth and folklore as well as inscriptions on tombs, songs and hymns.
(Leiden: 1967) W. Westendorf, Koptisches Handwórterbuch. Bearbeitet auf
Grund des Koptischen Handwórterbuchs von Wilhelm Spiegelberg (Heidelberg:
1965–77) K.A. Kitchen, ed. Ramesside Inscriptions: Historical and Biographical,
7 vols ...
Author: James E. Hoch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Semitic words and names appear in unprecedented numbers in texts of the New Kingdom, the period when the Egyptian empire extended into Syria-Palestine. In his book, James Hoch provides a comprehensive account of these words--their likely origins, their contexts, and their implications for the study of Egyptian and Semitic linguistics and Late-Bronze and Iron-Age culture in the eastern Mediterranean. Unlike previous word catalogs, this work consists of concise word studies and contains a wealth of linguistic, lexical, and cultural information. Hoch considers some five hundred Semitic words found in Egyptian texts from about 1500 to 650 b.c.e. Building on previous scholarship, he proposes new etymologies and translations and discusses phonological, morphological, and semantic factors that figure in the use of these words. The Egyptian evidence is essential to an understanding of the phonology of Northwest Semitic, and Hoch presents a major reconstruction of the phonemic systems. Of equal importance is his account of the particular semantic use of Semitic vocabulary, in contexts sometimes quite different from those of the Hebrew scriptures and Ugaritic myths and legends. With its new critical assessment of many hotly debated issues of Semitic and Egyptian philology, this book will be consulted for its lexical and linguistic conclusions and will serve as the basis for future work in both fields. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.