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Title The Nile : natural and cultural landscape in Egypt / Harco Willems, Jan-Michael Dahms (eds.)
Published Bielefeld : Transcript, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (370 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Mainzer historische Kulturwissenschaften ; volume 36
Mainzer historische Kulturwissenschaften ; volume 36
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Modelling the Nile Agricultural Floodplain in Eleventh and Tenth Century B.C. Middle Egypt -- Harbours and Coastal Military Bases in Egypt in the Second Millennium B.C. -- Development of the Memphite Floodplain -- Karnaks Quaysides -- Medamud and the Nile -- The Nile in the Fayum -- Nilometers or: Can You Measure Wealth? -- In Search of a Future Companion -- The Dynamic Nature of the Transition from the Nile Floodplain to the Desert in Central Egypt since the Mid-Holocene -- The Analysis of Historical Maps as an Avenue to the Interpretation of Pre-Industrial Irrigation Practices in Egypt -- Landscapes of the Bashmur -- Authors
Summary Although Herodot's dictum that "Egypt is a gift of the Nile" is proverbial, there has been only scant attention to the way the river impacted on ancient Egyptian society. Egyptologists frequently focus on the textual and iconographic record, whereas archaeologists and earth scientists approach the issue from the perspective of natural sciences. The contributions in this volume bridge this gap by analyzing the river both as a natural and as a cultural phenomenon. Adopting an approach of cultural ecology, it addresses issues like ancient land use, administration and taxation, irrigation, and religious concepts
Notes "On 22 and 23 February 2013, the Forschungsschwerpunkt Historische Kulturwissenschaften at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz organized an international symposium ... The present, peer-reviewed volume offers the proceedings of this symposium."--Preface
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Subject Nile River Valley -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Egypt -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Willems, Harco, editor
Dahms, Jan-Michael, editor
ISBN 9783839436158 (electronic bk.)
383943615X (electronic bk.)