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    DescriptionWith volume 4 of "Ancient Records of Egypt", James Henry Breasted brings us to the end of the self-governed era of ancient Egyptian civilization. Chief among the documents contained in this volume are the inscriptions from the Medinet Habu Temple, one of the most completely preserved temples of Egypt, and the great Papyrus Harris, the largest (133 feet long) and most sumptuous papyrus extant, 95 per cent of which Breasted was the first to study closely. Together these documents present a detailed record of the reign and benefactions of Ramesses III, whose reign lasted more than thirty years. Volume 4 includes intriguing records of the harem conspiracy and legal documents that indicate the extent of robberies of royal tombs. Records of the Nile levels at Karnak provide important chronological landmarks, while the Stela of Piye (Piankhi), which documents the Nubian kingdom already in existence as a full-fledged power, provides information on the internal political climate of Egypt during a time when no aggressive monarch controlled the whole country. Breasted also notes where these ancient Egyptian records intersect with accounts of the same events from other sources, such as the mutiny of Psamtik I's troops as inscribed on the alabaster statue of Nesuhor and as narrated by Herodotus. In effect, "Ancient Records of Egypt" offers a valuable dual record. On the one hand, Breasted presents the events and personages of ancient Egypt as recorded in the documents. On the other hand, he presents a history of the documents themselves. Fragmentary or partially destroyed, carved on temple and tomb walls or written on fragile scrolls of leather or papyrus, even inscribed on the coffins and temple linens of the royal and priestly mummy wrappings, these records offer an irreplaceable primary source on a fascinating civilization.


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    Title
    Ancient Records of Egypt: The Twentieth Through the Twenty-sixth Dynasties v. 4
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Henry Breasted, Edited by James Henry Breasted
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 552
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 800 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780252069765
    ISBN 10: 0252069765
    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:
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Illinois Press
    Imprint name
    University of Illinois Press
    Publication date
    17 May 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.