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Nubia in the New Kingdom
Lived Experience, Pharaonic Control and Indigenous Traditions


Editors:  Spencer N., Stevens A., Binder M.

Year: 2017
ISBN: 978-90-429-3258-6
Pages: XII-630 p.
Price: 130 EURO

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This volume presents the proceedings of the 22nd Annual Egyptological Colloquium held at the British Museum in 2013, augmented by additional papers. It reflects an ongoing research focus, supported by new fieldwork, on the relationship between Egypt and Nubia during the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BC). Until recently characterised in terms that mirror the ideology promulgated on ancient temple walls - the pharaonic state enjoying complete political control and cultural dominance over 'wretched Kush' - the re-assessment of this relationship has foregrounded models of cultural entanglement and hybridisation. The papers reflect a variety of disciplinary approaches - archaeological, epigraphic, architectural, environmental and bioarchaeological - which are helping to provide a more nuanced understanding of what it was like to live in colonial Kush during the later second millennium BC.

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