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    DescriptionVolume 3 of "Ancient Records of Egypt" opens on the chaotic aftermath of King Akhenaten's religious revolution. Breasted chronicles the precarious reigns of Akhenaten's successors and the political and legal reforms of King Horemheb, who succeeded to the throne after the passing of the last members of the royal family. This volume contains the important edict of Horemheb, intended to prevent the oppressive abuses connected with the collection of taxes from the common people, and the inscriptions of Roy, high priest of Amon, showing the first transmission from father to son of the office of the high priest. In the context of a long history of mutilating and altering reliefs for political purposes, Breasted discusses the insertion into a relief of the figure of Ramesses II in order to reinforce his claim to the throne. This volume also includes the treaty of alliance that sealed peace with the Hittites under Ramesses II; a series of documents that record the invasion of Libyans and Mediterranean Sea people during the reign of Merneptah; and, the Great Temple of Abu Simbel, the most remarkable of the rock-cut temples of Egypt. This first complete paperback edition of Breasted's five-volume "Ancient Records of Egypt" makes available to a new audience a milestone in Egyptology and in the compilation of documentary histories. Clearly annotated for the lay reader, the documents provide copious evidence of trade relations, construction activities, diplomatic envoys, foreign expeditions, and other aspects of a vigorous, highly organized, and centrally controlled society. Breasted's commentary is both rigorously documented and accessible, suffused with a contagious fascination for the events, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication these records indicate.


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    Title
    Ancient Records of Egypt: The Nineteenth Dynasty v. 3
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Henry Breasted, Introduction by Peter Piccione
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 473 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780252069758
    ISBN 10: 0252069757
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    DC21: 932
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, SOC030000, HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC classification: DT83 .A658 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    University of Illinois Press
    Imprint name
    University of Illinois Press
    Publication date
    20 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore
    Review quote
    "In 1906, Breasted, America's first noted Egyptologist, published this series in which he presents a history of the golden age of Egypt gleaned from its records, many of which he was the first scholar to be allowed to study. This edition, the first in paperback, offers a new introduction by historian Peter A. Piccione, who places Breasted's work in a modern context. A solid series for academic libraries and priced so that public libraries also can afford them." -- "Classic Returns," Library Journal "The republication of this seminal work after nearly a century, by the University of Illinois, is as welcome as it is unexpected." -- Josef Wegner, Odyssey
    Table of contents
    v. 1. The first through the seventeenth dynasties -- v. 2. The eighteenth dynasty -- v. 3. The nineteenth dynasty -- v. 4. The twentieth to the twenty-sixth dynasties -- v. 5. Supplementary bibliographies and indices.