Ramesside Inscriptions, Translated and Annotated Notes and Comments

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Wiley, 1999 - History - 704 pages
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This volume provides an entirely fresh, comprehensive treatment of the Battle of Qadesh and all the other wars and campaigns of Ramesses II. It develops the reader's understanding of both events and records and is enhanced by a full set of new maps of campaigns.

The author provides new analyses of the relations between the Egyptian and Hittite empires, incorporating the cuneiform evidence. He reviews the monumental remains of the great Delta cities with the use of "virtual maps", and assigns them to particular temples. The volume also reassesses the king's works throughout Nubia, closely defines the careers of various members of his royal family and reveals the significance of many lesser sites and remains for the first time.

This volume is the indispensable companion to the Ramesside Inscriptions Translations, Volume II. Used together, the two volumes provide an essential source for the study of the reign of Egypt's most spectacular pharaoh.

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About the author (1999)

K. A. Kitchen was formerly Brunner Professor of Egyptology in the University of Liverpool, where he taught for 40 years. During that time, he worked extensively in Egypt, recording the texts for the hieroglyphic edition of Ramesside Inscriptions, I-VIII (B. H. Blackwell, 1969-1990), that is the basis for the Translations and volumes now being issued. He has also produced a major book on Egyptian chronology for later Egypt (1100-650 BC), a classic popular "Life and Times" of Ramesses II, and a comprehensive Catalogue of the notable Egyptian collection in Rio de Janeiro; other books on archaeology and the Bible; and recently the first of a series in Ancient (pre-Islamic) Arabia, besides innumerable articles and reviews. He has lectured worldwide in these various spheres of enquiry.