Der Nahe und Mittlere Osten

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BRILL, Jan 1, 1997 - History - 589 pages
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The individual character of "Kingdom of Kush" has often been overshadowed by the overwhelming cultural presence of its neighbour Egypt. This handbook in our series "Handbuch der Orientalistik/Handbook of Oriental Studies" for the first time presents a "comprehensive survey" of the rich textual, archaeological and art historical evidence for this Middle Nile Region "Kingdom of Kush," Basing itself both on the evidence and scholarly literature, this work discusses the emergence of the native state of Kush (after the Pharaonic domination in the 11th century B.C.), the rule of the Kings of Kush in Egypt (c. 760-656) and the intellectual foundations and political history of the Kingdom in the Napatan (7th - 3rd centuries) and Meroitic (3rd century B.C. - 4th century A.D.) periods.
 

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Contents

Preface Terminology and scope
1
The peoples of the Middle Nile Region
35
Historical and archaeological evidence
53
The end of the Egyptian domination and the emergence
82
Kush under the TwentyFifth Dynasty c 760656
128
The double kingship of Kush and Egypt from Kashta
144
end of Kushite rule in Egypt
184
3
284
Political history
420
The conflict with Rome 292120
448
disintegration of the kingdom
476
stratification
488
Religion
500
Architecture arts and material culture
516
Bibliography
533
Appendix A genealogy of the kings of Kush from Alara
561

The Middle Nile Region in the final period of the Egyptian
332
5
342
Society and culture
397
The kingdom of Kush between the emergence of
409

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László Török, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Science (1992), is member of the Advisory Board of the Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, and member of the Norwegian Academy of Science. He has published extensively on the history and archaeology of the Middle Nile Region (Nubia) and on Egyptian art in the Hellenistic and Late Antique periods.