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Description - Ramesside Inscriptions by K. A. Kitchen

This volume presents a vast number of monuments and documents from almost all levels of Egyptian society during the long reign of Ramesses II. They range across social categories from grand viziers, viceroys of Nubia, chiefs of treasury and granaries, high priests and leading clerics of Egypt's principal gods, army generals and elite corps, through the high , middle and lower ranks of Egyptian society to the workmen who cut the royal tombs. While many monuments are formal, even outwardly banal, they contain a mass of data on family geneaologies enabling us to trace the careers of many people. Some of these documents give unrivalled glimpses into the social and official life of early Ramesside Egypt: the Deir el-Medina material sheds much light on the organisation from construction of the royal tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. In all sections, a great many of these monuments and documents appear in English for the first time (for some, the first appearance in any modern language). This volume, like its predecessors, gives a wide public full access to a vast range of inscriptions previously only intelligible to a few specialists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631184287
ISBN-10: 0631184287
Format: Hardback
(259mm x 187mm x 39mm)
Pages: 587
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - K. A. Kitchen

K A Kitchen is a retired Professor of Egyptology in the University of Liverpool, where he taught for over 30 years. During that time, he worked extensively in Egypt, recording the texts for the hieroglyphic edition of Ramesside Inscriptions, I-VIII (Blackwell, 1969-1990), that is the basis for the Translations and Notes and Comments volumes now being issued. He has also produced a major book on Egyptian chronology for later Egypt (1100-650 BC), a classic popular "Life and Times" of Ramesses II, and a comprehensive Catalogue of the notable Egyptian collection in Rio de Janeiro; other books on archaeology and the Bible; and the first of a series on Ancient (pre-Islamic) Arabia, besides innumerable articles and reviews. He has lectured worldwide in these various spheres of enquiry.

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