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Ramesside Inscriptions. Translated and Annotated: Translations, Volume IX (2022)
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.
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.
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 (2021)
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.