The Architecture of Imperialism: Military Bases and the Evolution of Foreign Policy in Egypt's New Kingdom

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Brill, 2005 - History - 891 pages
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This volume traces the evolution of New Kingdom foreign policy in Syria-Palestine, Nubia, and Libya through an analysis of the distribution of Egyptian military bases over time and across borders. Archaeological and textual evidence pertaining to fortress-towns, forts, border checkpoints, and military headquarters is analyzed in order to illuminate the ever-shifting strategies employed by the Egyptian government to rule its subject territories. Exhaustive in its scope and illustrated throughout with numerous maps and architectural plans, this book should interest Egyptologists, Near Eastern archaeologists and historians, as well as anthropologists engaged in the comparative study of early empires and military tactics.

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Ellen F. Morris, Ph.D. (2001) in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania, is a Lecturer in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Wales Swansea. Her current research focuses on Egyptian imperialism and anthropological theory.

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