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By Gary N. Knoppers, Antoine Hirsch, Donald B. Redford

Significant students in North the United States, Europe, and the center East offer a number of clean reports at the historical past, literature, faith, and artwork of Egypt, Israel, Phoenicia, and the remainder of the traditional Mediterranean international. the 1st a part of the ebook good points chapters on historic Egyptian inscriptions, artwork, heritage, and faith. the second one half bargains with religious study, the histories of historical Israel, Canaan, and the relatives between societies within the historical close to East. The sessions coated within the quantity variety from outdated state Egypt to the overdue vintage period. lots of the artwork historic and archaeological essays on historic Egypt, Israel, and Canaan take care of formerly unpublished reveals. some of the essays facing literary and old matters discover the family members between historic cultures, explaining the improvement of and curiosity in overseas alternate, conflict, and shuttle. The publication is abundantly illustrated with pictures, drawings, graphs, and tables. "Egypt, Israel, and the traditional Mediterranean World is a wealthy and wide-ranging number of papers that good honors the prestigious pupil to whom it used to be devoted. It additionally has a lot to supply all students attracted to political and cultural interactions within the historical jap Mediterranean basin." Stanley M. Burstein, California kingdom college, Los Angeles

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40-41), and a statue of Khasekhem with the numbers of defeated enemies (47, 209) on its base (p. 44) in Tiradritti (1999). EGYIY("S OLD KINGDOM 'EMPIRE' 47 and prestige. These represent merely the trappings and side-benefits of successful foreign ventures. Such policies of direct intervention and exploitation of resources would have found support from the direct beneficiaries in Egypt, namely the king, royal family members, the nobility, high oflicials, and temple estates and personnel, who profited fiom the minerals such a<; turquoise, metals, including copper and gold, and other foreign materials, items, and personnel obtained for utilitarian and ornamental uses.

Ancient economies relied upon the collection and redispersal of natural resources, which forced them to turn to peripheral regions for supplementary resources when their indigenous resources were either low or depleted. 7 Several Egyptologists, such as Murnane (1983:56), Adams (1984: 36-71) and Smith, have equated the expansion of empires with the 6 A similarity can be seen in the Uruk culture, which dominated areas of Syria, Iran and Anatolia because these areas contained natural resources that could not be found in the home region (Mesopotamia).

15 Having examined the parameters of Old Kingdom imperialism, the following section will outline its development and history.

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