Our Latest Books
The Horse in New Kingdom Egypt: Its Introduction, Nature, Role and Impact (2020)
This work aims to review the faunal, iconographic, textual and archaeological evidence for the horse in New Kingdom Egypt. It will include an examination of the origins of this animal, its proliferation throughout the Near East, its arrival in Egypt and the means by which that occurred. The faunal remains are examined in order to establish the physiological nature of the Egyptian horse. These are then used in concert with the extant iconographic, textual and archaeological material to determine the role that the horse played in the New Kingdom, how that role changed over time and what impact the introduction and use of the horse had on Egypt.
Dispatches from Deir el-Medina (2021)
Edited by Benedict Davies, this collection of articles will cover a diverse range of subjects impacting the lives and work of the necropolis workmen of Deir el-Medina, e.g. the role of the medjayu police force; west Theban graffiti; the tombs in the Valley of the Queens during the reign of Ramesses III; publication of Pap. Turin 1928; the research of Jaroslav Cerny; inter-personal violence in the village; the composition of the workforce in the late New Kingdom, amongst others.
Ramesside Inscriptions. Translated and Annotated: Translations, Volume IX (2020)
This edition of translations is the companion to Dr Roberson’s Ramesside Inscriptions: Historical and Biographical, vol. IX (Abercromby Press, 2018), a collection of hieratic and hieroglyphic documents, which have been published since 1989, when the final text volume of Kenneth Kitchen’s Ramesside Inscriptions: Historical and Biographical series first appeared. The content of these 385 texts spans the full chronological range of the Ramesside Period, from Ramesses I through Ramesses XI. The subject matter is heterogeneous, including documents relating to local administration, state-sponsored construction, execution of criminals, military actions, and the accession and death of kings, among others.
The Building Blocks of the Early Egyptian State: The creation, and implementation of administration, and its impact on the state formation process of Early Egypt (2020)
In this book Dr Matthew George (of Macquarie University) will chart the evolution of the structure and function of the administration in Egypt from the end of the Predynastic Period through to the beginning of the Old Kingdom. Combining textual, archaeological and iconographic data, this study will reveal the dynamic change experienced by the administration during this time, whilst presenting a clearer picture with regard to how the early Egyptians viewed the administration, how it was utilised in the context of Egyptian society, and the role that it played in the formation of the Egyptian state.