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Society and death in ancient Egypt : mortuary landscapes of the Middle Kingdom

Author: Janet E Richards
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Society and Death in Ancient Egypt, Janet Richards considers social stratification in Middle Kingdom Egypt, taking as the point of departure the assumption that a "middle class" arose during this period. By focusing on the entire range of mortuary behavior, rather than on elite remains, she shows how social and political processes can be reconstructed. Richards demonstrates that the roots of the middle class can  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet E Richards
ISBN: 0521840333 9780521840330 9780521119832 0521119839
OCLC Number: 403433353
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xv, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
PART I. The study of ancient social systems --
1. Social differentiation and the notion of class --
2. Egyptian society through text and image --
3. Society, settlement, and votive behavior --
PART II. Society and death in Egypt --
4. People, death and the "tomb problem" in Egypt --
5. Mortuary landscapes in the Middle Kingdom : belief and practice --
6. Burial at the center : Haraga and Riqqa --
7. Cemeteries past, present, and provincial : Abydos --
Conclusion : the Egyptian Nile Valley in the Middle Kingdom : history, politics, and society --
Appendix : Abydos North Cemetery project 1988 : Middle Kingdom burials --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Janet Richards.

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Janet Richards considers social stratification in Middle Kingdom Egypt, exploring the assumption that a 'middle class' arose during this period. By focusing on the entire range of mortuary behavior,  Read more...

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