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By James Henry Breasted

ISBN-10: 0252069919

ISBN-13: 9780252069918

Round the flip of the final century, James Breasted took at the problem of assembling the entire to be had historic files of historical Egypt and translating them into English. This prodigious venture concerned touring to the monuments extant within the Nile valley and in outlying components of Egyptian conquest, in addition to to museums all through Europe the place Egyptian relics have been housed. Breasted made his personal copies of hundreds of thousands of Egyptian documents inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone and engaged in an intensive examine of the broadcast files of Egyptian background along side his personal transcription of the files themselves. This five-volume compendium is the outcome.

Breasted's enormous paintings, initially released from 1906 to 1907, encompasses twenty-six dynasties spanning greater than 3 millennia: from ca. 3050 B.C. to 525 B.C. for every record, Breasted presents info at the situation, , old importance, and content material. starting with the earliest recognized authentic annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's legitimate actions, together with royal succession, temple development, estate distribution, and international conquest. He tracks the careers of ratings of kings, queens, executive officers, army leaders, robust statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of fashion, paeans, mortuary presents, and tomb inscriptions. sincerely annotated for the lay reader, the records offer copious proof of alternate kin, development actions, diplomatic envoys, overseas expeditions, and different elements of a energetic, hugely equipped and centrally managed society.

Breasted's remark is either conscientiously documented and obtainable, suffused with a contagious fascination for the occasions, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication those files point out. A herculean assemblage of fundamental records, lots of that have deteriorated to illegibility within the intervening century, historical documents of Egypt illuminates either the excellent complexity of Egyptian society and the just about insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.

This first paperback version of historic documents of Egypt includes a new advent and up to date bibliography by way of Peter A. Piccione. atmosphere Breasted's paintings within the context of the advance of yankee Egyptology, Piccione discusses Breasted's institution of the Oriental Institute of the collage of Chicago, with company aid by means of John D. Rockefeller and different benefactors, and surveys the bold physique of guides with which Breasted laid the root for destiny Egyptian reports.

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0 ONENEY,IV 452. OSORKON, high priest of Amon, IV 698, 7533 755. 76% 769, 77% 777. P PaKai, grandson of Ahmose, son of Ebana, I1 3; titles of, I1 3 n. c. P A K A ~ king's-scribe, I, IV 485. PATONEM~AB, 111 2 2 ; tomb of, 111 2 2 n. a; high priest of Re, 111 22 n. a. PAY,steward, IV 2 2 4 . PAY-, overseer, IV 638. PAYBEK, IV 550. 551. PAYESNU,I v 413. PAYKAMEN, IV 547, 548. PAYNEFEREIR,chief ovemeer, IV 637. PAYNEESI,IV 547. PAYNEHSI,IV 682. PAYNEUSI, viceroy of KWh, IV 597. PAYNOPEB, scribe, IV 512.

I 343. HEMUKHROW, HENEMI,1 343. HENHATHOR, son of Nekonekh: scribe, I 218, 221; prophet, I 221; chief heir of Nekonekh, I 225. HENKU: t~mb~inscriptionof, I 28081; nomarch of the CerastesMountain, I 281; brother of, I 281. HENOFER,mother of Senmut, I1 358. HENPTAH I. high priest of Heracleopolis, IV 787, 792. HENPTAH11, high priest of Heracleopolis, IV 787, 792. HENTTOWE, queen of Paynozem I, IV 649. H ~ m r :inscription of, I, 428-33; titles of, I 428; expedition to Red Sea, 1429; equipment of his army, 1430; improvement of the Red Sea territories, I 431; shipbuilding at Red Sea, 1432; quarrying at Hammamat, 1433.

Nebpehtire ( =Ahrnose I), 11 7, 20, 21, 25, 34, 62, I I I t Ig2, 840; IV,6 4 5 AHMOSEI1: See Amasis. AKHTHOES,153. ALEXANDERTHE GREAT, journey to oasis of Amon, I1 189. inscriptions ) of reign, of, IV 99k1029; chronology Of, I 751 IV 935-41, 99-9, 1026-27. Khnemibre ( -Amasis), IV 1009. - ~ m ~ ~ i ~ (- b ~a s i s -) , ~ IV~ irooo, ~ 1012, 1025. ) : inscriptions of reign of, 463-97; chronoloU of, I 64, 460-62; Nubian war of, I 8, 472-73,483; expeditions to Hammamat, I 466-68; to the Sand-dwellers, I 469-71; teaching of, 474-83; insurrection against, I 479-81; coregency with SesOstris I , I reorganization of EUpt, I 482; death of, 1491-92, -Sehete~ibre (=Amenemhet I), I 465, 473, 47% 4919 597.

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