Ancient Records of Egypt: The nineteenth dynasty

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James Henry Breasted
University of Illinois Press, Jun 1, 2001 - History - 312 pages
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Volume 3 of Ancient Records of Egypt opens on the chaotic aftermath of King Akhenaten's religious revolution. Breasted chronicles the precarious reigns of Akhenaten's successors and the political and legal reforms of King Horemheb, who succeeded to the throne after the passing of the last members of the royal family. This volume contains the important edict of Horemheb, intended to prevent the oppressive abuses connected with the collection of taxes from the common people, and the inscriptions of Roy, high priest of Amon, showing the first transmission from father to son of the office of the high priest. In the context of a long history of mutilating and altering reliefs for political purposes, Breasted discusses the insertion into a relief of the figure of Ramesses II in order to reinforce his claim to the throne. This volume also includes the treaty of alliance that sealed peace with the Hittites under Ramesses II; a series of documents that record the invasion of Libyans and Mediterranean Sea people during the reign of Merneptah; and the Great Temple of Abu Simbel, the most remarkable of the rock-cut temples of Egypt. This first complete paperback edition of Breasted's five-volume Ancient Records of Egypt makes available to a new audience a milestone in Egyptology and in the compilation of documentary histories. Clearly annotated for the lay reader, the documents provide copious evidence of trade relations, construction activities, diplomatic envoys, foreign expeditions, and other aspects of a vigorous, highly organized, and centrally controlled society. Breasted's commentary is both rigorously documented and accessible, suffused with a contagious fascination for the events, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication these records indicate.
  

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Contents

Plan of Scenes and Inscriptions in Medinet Habu Temple
5
High Priesthood of Pesibkhenno 688692
19
Reign of Amenemhet II 594613
32
Tomb of Neferhotep 6873
33
Reign of Ramses VII 484485
35
Reign of Mernere 316336
37
Reign of Sesostris III 640748
38
Plan of the Reliefs of Seti I on the North Wall of
39
The Birth of Queen Hatshepsut 187191
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Coptos Stela 427428
189
Introduction 182183
190
The Council of the Gods
192
Interviews Between Amon and Thoth 193194
193
Amon with Queen Ahmose 195198
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Interview Between Amon and Khnum 199201
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Khnum Fashions the Child 202203
202

THE ELEVENTH DYNASTY 415459
42
Reception in Thebes 330335
43
Reign of Thutmose I 541 14
54
Reign of Amenhotep II 780
55
CHRONOLOGY 3S7
60
Showing Two Superimposed Figures
61
Wadi Halfa Stela 157161
77
Building Inscriptions 199250
87
Sixteenth Campaign SMS2?
88
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE 5875
90
Dedication of the Obelisks 336
96
Constantinople Obelisk 62963 1
99
Miscellaneous 247250
101
THE TWELFTH DYNASTY 460750
102
Reign of Thutmose II 115127
115
The Asiatic War 294391
123
VOLUME II
126
Reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut 128390
128
Inscription of the Coronation Buildings and Offerings 131166
131
Biography of AhmosePenNekhbet 344
142
The Modern Mound of Kadesh
152
Inscriptions of Senmut 345368
157
VOLUME IV
161
Semneh Temple Inscriptions
167
THE THIRD DYNASTY 168175
168
Dedication to Dedun and Sesostris III 173176
173
Relations of Egypt with the Hittites after the War 392491
174
THE TWENTIETH DYNASTY 1603
175
THE FOURTH DYNASTY 176212
176
Biography of Nebwawi
177
The Statue Inscription 178183
178
Inscription of Thutiy 369378
179
Abydos Stela 184186
184
Interview Between Thoth and Queen Ahmose
204
Queen Ahmose is Led to Confinement
205
The Birth 206207
206
Presentation of the Child to Amon
208
Council of Amon and Hathor
209
The Nursing of the Child
210
Second Interview of Amon and Thoth
211
The Final Scene
212
Statue of Enebni
213
Vase Inscription 314
216
Amon presents the Child to All the Gods 217220
217
THE FIFTH DYNASTY 213281
225
Coronation by Atum 226227
226
Reception of the Crowns and the Names 228230
228
Proclamation as King before Amon
231
Coronation before the Court 232239
232
First Gebel Silsileh Inscription 552
233
Statue of Nebnefer 928931
234
Inscription of Beknekhonsu 561568
235
Reign of Userkaf 3132 35
238
Second Purification 240241
240
Concluding Ceremonies
242
Southern Pylon Inscription at Karnak 243245
243
II Theban Section 184246
246
Reign of Nuserre 250262
250
Record of the Royal Jubilee 413415
252
Reign of Amenhotep III 841931
256
Reign of DedkereIsesi 264281
264
Daybook of a Frontier Official 629635
270
Letter of a Frontier Official 636638
273
THE SIXTH DYNASTY 282390
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A History of Ancient Egypt
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