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    DescriptionThis study presents a revised view of Egyptian foreign relations in the eastern Mediterranean during the Old Kingdom (3rd-6th Dynasties) based on an extensive analysis of old and new archaeological data, and its relationship to the well-known textual sources. The material demonstrates that while Egypt's most important relationships were with Byblos and the Lebanese coast generally, it was an active participant in the geo-political and economic affairs of the Levant throughout much of the third millennium BCE. The archaeological data shows that the foundation of these relationships was established at the beginning of the Early Dynastic Period and essentially continued until the end of the 6th Dynasty with ebbs, flows and changes of geographical and political emphasis. It is argued that, despite the paucity of textual data, the 4th Dynasty represents the apogee of Egypt's engagement in the region, a time when the centralised state was at the height of its power and control of human and economic capital. More broadly, this study shows that Egyptian interaction in the eastern Mediterranean fits the pattern of state-to-state contact between ruling elites which was underpinned by official expeditions engaged in gift and commodity exchange, diplomatic endeavours and military incursions.


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    Title
    Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean During the Old Kingdom. an Archaeological Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) K N Sowada, By (author) Kn Sowada
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 319
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783525534557
    ISBN 10: 3525534558
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    DC21: 932
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    DC22: 932
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15470
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC classification: DT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    Abridged Dewey: 962
    Libri: AEGY5030
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHC, NHG
    Illustrations note
    mit 32 Abbildungen
    Publisher
    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG
    Imprint name
    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG
    Publication date
    31 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Gottingen