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Tradition, Innovation, and Researching the Past in Libyan, Kushite, and Saïte Egypt

Robert Morkot

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt

Published by British Academy

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263907
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734687 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263907.003.0009

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Tradition, Innovation, and Researching the Past in Libyan, Kushite, and Saïte Egypt

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This chapter examines the series of dynastic changes and military invasions in Egypt from the end of the New Kingdom to the reunification of the country under the rule of the Saïte pharaohs. The main evidence available at present for the study of prosopography and administration throughout the Libyan and Kushite periods comes from the Theban region and this shows a remarkable continuity through the various upheavals during the Third Intermediate Period. In the changes of the Third Intermediate Period there are traditional and innovative depictions that reflect unusual political geography and these changes must also reflect the self-identity of Libyans and Kushites, and the reactions of the Egyptian elite to foreign rulers.

Keywords: dynastic changes; military invasions; Egypt; New Kingdom; Saïte pharaohs; Libyans; Kushites; Third Intermediate Period; foreign rulers

Chapter.  8469 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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