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Author Dodson, Aidan, 1962- author

Title Afterglow of empire : Egypt from the fall of the new kingdom to the Saite Renaissance / Aidan Dodson
Published Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (373 pages) : illustrations
Contents Imperial Egypt -- The fall of the House of Rameses -- Of Tanis and Thebes -- The house of Shoshenq -- Disintegrations -- Saviors from the South? -- From humiliation to Renaissance -- Appendixes. The absolute chronology of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period ; Outline Chronology of Ancient Egypt ; Correlation of reigns, regnal years, and pontificates ; Hieroglyphic titularies of Kings and God's wives ; Genealogies
Summary "During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external pressures, ultimately reversed by invaders from Nubia and consolidated by natives of the Nile Delta following a series of Assyrian invasions. Much of this era remains obscure, with little consensus among Egyptologists. Against this background, Aidan Dodson reconsiders the evidence and proposes a number of new solutions to the problems of the period. He also considers the art, architecture, and archaeology of the period, including the royal tombs of Tanis, one of which yielded the intact burials of no fewer than five pharaohs. The book is extensively illustrated with images of this material, much of which is little known to non-specialists of the period."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-312) and index
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Subject Egypt -- Antiquities.
Egypt -- History -- New Kingdom, ca. 1550-ca. 1070 B.C.
Egypt -- History -- Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1071-ca. 650 B.C.
Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1617971286
1617973653 (electronic bk)
1617974749 (electronic bk)
9774165314 (hbk.)
9781617973659 (electronic bk)
9781617974748 (electronic bk)
9789774165313 (hbk.)