Ancient Egyptian society : challenging assumptions, exploring approaches / edited by Danielle Candelora, Nadia Ben-Marzouk, and Kathlyn M. Cooney.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023.
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"This volume challenges assumptions about-and highlights new approaches to-the study of ancient Egyptian society by tackling various thematic social issues through structured individual case studies. The reader will be presented with questions about the relevance of the past in the present. The chapters encourage an understanding of Egypt in its own terms through the lens of power, people, and place, offering a more nuanced understanding of the way Egyptian society was organized, and illustrating the benefits of new approaches to topics in need of a critical re-examination. By re-evaluating traditional, long-held beliefs about a monolithic, unchanging ancient Egyptian society, this volume writes a new narrative - one unchecked assumption at a time. Ancient Egyptian Society: Challenging Assumptions, Exploring Approaches is intended for anyone studying ancient Egypt or ancient societies more broadly, including undergraduate and graduate students, Egyptologists, and scholars in adjacent fields"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Investigating ancient Egypt's societies : past approaches and new directions / Danielle Candelora, Nadia Ben-Marzouk, Kathlyn M. Cooney
  • Power and the study of ancient Egyptian society / Nadia Ben-Marzouk
  • Hidden violence : reassessing violence and human sacrifice in ancient Egypt / Roselyn A. Campbell
  • Making the past present : the use of archaism and festivals in the transmission of Egyptian royal ideology / Jeffrey Newman
  • Divine kingship and the Royal Ka / Jonathan Winnerman
  • Trade, statehood and configurations of power in ancient Egypt (Early-Middle Bronze Age) / Juan Carlos Moreno García
  • The social pyramid and the status of craftspeople in ancient Egypt / Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod
  • Ancient Egyptian decorum : demarcating and presenting social action / John Baines
  • Co-regency in the 25th dynasty : a case study of the chapel of Osiris-Ptah Neb-ankh at Karnak / Essam Nagy
  • The Egyptianization of Egypt and Egyptology : exploring identity in ancient Egypt / Danielle Candelora
  • Ancient Egyptian "origins" and "identity:" an etic perspective / S.O.Y. Keita
  • Eight medjay walk into a palace : bureaucratic categorization and cultural mistranslation of peoples in contact / Kate Liszka
  • The value of children in ancient Egypt / Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod
  • Orientalizing the ancient Egyptian woman / Jordan Galczynski
  • The ancient Egyptian artist : a non-existing category? / Dimitri Laboury, Alisée Devillers
  • Hellenistic warfare and Egyptian society / Christelle Fischer-Bovet
  • Revealing the invisible majority : 'hegemonic' group artefacts as biography containers of the 'underprivileged' groups / Gianluca Miniaci
  • Reevaluating social histories : the use of ancient Egypt in contemporary art / Nicholas R. Brown
  • People of Nile and sun, wheat and barley, copper and gold : ancient Egyptian society and the agency of place / Kathlyn M. Cooney
  • Shifting boundaries, conflicting perspectives : (re)establishing the borders of Kemet through variable social identities / Danielle Candelora
  • Urban versus village society in ancient Egypt : a new perspective / Nadine Moeller
  • Reassessing the value of autobiographical inscriptions from the first intermediate period and "pessimistic literature" for understanding Egypt's social history / Ellen Morris
  • Othering the alphabet : rewriting the social context of the formation and transmission of a new writing system in the Egyptian expedition community / Nadia Ben-Marzouk
  • Language policy and the administrative framework of early Islamic Egypt / Jennifer Cromwell
  • New methods to reconstruct the social history of food in ancient Egypt : case studies from Nag ed Deir and Deir el Ballas / Amr Khalaf Shahat
  • Stop and smell the flowers : a re-assessment of the ancient Egyptian "blue lotus" / Robyn Price
  • The body of Egypt : how the Harem women physically connected a king with his elites / Kathlyn M. Cooney, Chloe Landis, Turandot Shayegan.
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