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Agents of Punishment in the Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife: The Amduat, the Book of Gates, the Book of Caverns, and the Book of Earth (2023)
This book explores the agents of punishment in four New Kingdom Netherworld Books — the Amduat, the Book of Gates, the Book of Caverns, and the Book of Earth. Through meticulous textual analysis, complemented with reference to the iconography of the Netherworld, this work presents a comprehensive study of these agents, their categorisation into groups according to the god for whom they executed punishment, the epithets accorded to them, and the role that they ultimately played in the Solar-Osirian unity and the re-birth of the sun god.
Ramesside Inscriptions. Translated and Annotated: Translations, Volume IX (2023)
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 (2024)
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.