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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rise of the Hyksos. Egypt and Levant from the Middle Kingdom to the Early Second Intermediate Period


https://www.academia.edu/15895138/Rise_of_the_Hyksos._Egypt_and_Levant_from_the_Middle_Kingdom_to_the_Early_Second_Intermediate_Period

Rise of the Hyksos. Egypt and Levant from the Middle Kingdom to the Early Second Intermediate Period

Abstract:

The monograph investigates how Egyptian-Levantine contact from the Middle Kingdom to the early Second Intermediate Period influenced and effected the rise of the Hyksos. Utilising theories on ethnicity and cultural mixing, it examines the changing nature of Egyptian-Levantine relations, and reassesses the Egyptian concept of the other. The approach is holistic, gathering archaeological, textual and artistic evidence from sites across three regions: Egypt; the Eastern Desert; and the Levant. This method is proven to be well-suited in shedding new light on the origins of the enigmatic Hyksos, and how these ‘rulers of foreign lands’ established their Fifteenth Dynasty in Egypt.
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