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Title The Nile : natural and cultural landscape in Egypt / Harco Willems, Jan-Michael Dahms (eds.).

Publication Info. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (370 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Mainzer historische Kulturwissenschaften ; volume 36
Mainzer historische Kulturwissenschaften ; Bd. 36.
Note "On 22 and 23 February 2013, the Forschungsschwerpunkt Historische Kulturwissenschaften at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz organized an international symposium ... The present, peer-reviewed volume offers the proceedings of this symposium."--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Although Herodot's dictum that "Egypt is a gift of the Nile" is proverbial, there has been only scant attention to the way the river impacted on ancient Egyptian society. Egyptologists frequently focus on the textual and iconographic record, whereas archaeologists and earth scientists approach the issue from the perspective of natural sciences. The contributions in this volume bridge this gap by analyzing the river both as a natural and as a cultural phenomenon. Adopting an approach of cultural ecology, it addresses issues like ancient land use, administration and taxation, irrigation, and religious concepts.
Note Contents viewed on May 10, 2017; title from PDF title page.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Modelling the Nile Agricultural Floodplain in Eleventh and Tenth Century B.C. Middle Egypt -- Harbours and Coastal Military Bases in Egypt in the Second Millennium B.C. -- Development of the Memphite Floodplain -- Karnaks Quaysides -- Medamud and the Nile -- The Nile in the Fayum -- Nilometers or: Can You Measure Wealth? -- In Search of a Future Companion -- The Dynamic Nature of the Transition from the Nile Floodplain to the Desert in Central Egypt since the Mid-Holocene -- The Analysis of Historical Maps as an Avenue to the Interpretation of Pre-Industrial Irrigation Practices in Egypt -- Landscapes of the Bashmur -- Authors.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language In English.
Subject Nauno-Issledovatelskij Institut Ugrovedenija
Nile River Valley -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Egypt -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
HISTORY -- General.
History: specific events and topics.
Egypt. (OCoLC)fst01208755
Nile River Valley. (OCoLC)fst01274166
Ägypten Altertum
Chronological Term To 1500
Indexed Term socio-economic history.
cultural history.
cultural landscape.
natural landscape.
african history.
environmental history.
ancient egypt.
cultural ecology.
fluvial dynamics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Willems, Harco, editor.
Dahms, Jan-Michael, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Nile. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2017] 9783837636154 (OCoLC)970656015
ISBN 9783839436158 (electronic bk.)
383943615X (electronic bk.)
9783837636154 (Print-ISBN)
3837636151 (Print-ISBN)
Standard No. 9783837636154
10.14361/9783839436158 doi
AU@ 000061058312
AU@ 000066338753

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