Causing His Name to Live: Studies in Egyptian Epigraphy and History in Memory of William J. Murnane

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Peter Peter James Brand, Louise Cooper
BRILL, 2009 - History - 237 pages
William J. Murnane (1945-2000) dedicated his life to the epigraphic recording and historical interpretation of the monuments of pharaonic Egypt. In tribute to his important contributions to Egyptology, a prominent group of his colleagues and students offer a range of new studies on Egyptian epigraphy and historiography. Amarna studies loom large in the volume as they did in Murnane's own work. Several chapters investigate the art, history and chronology of the reigns of Akhenaten and his immediate successors. Other contributions deal with historical issues, especially those connected with the epigraphic and archaeological aspects of the Theban temples of Karnak and Luxor. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and drawings.
 

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Contents

The Amarna Succession
9
Usurped Cartouches of Merenptah at Karnak and Luxor
29
A Contextual Study into the Variations and Significance of Egyptian
49
Architectural and Iconographic Conundra in the Tomb
65
The Death of Meketaten
83
Un assemblage au nom dAmenemhat Ier dans les magasins du temple de Louxor
103
The Festival on Which Amun Went out to the Treasury
121
An Historical Resource with Literary
129
The Land of Ramesses
175
Index
231
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About the author (2009)

Peter J. Brand, Ph.D. (1998) in Egyptology, University of Toronto, is an associate professor of Egyptology and Ancient History at the University of Memphis. His published works focus on New Kingdom history and epigraphy, especially the Ramesside Period and Egypt's foreign relations. His first book was "The Monuments of Seti I" (Brill, 2000). Louise Cooper is a doctoral student at the University of Memphis who began her studies under William J. Murnane. Her forthcoming dissertation examines the Nomarchs and other officials of the Late Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period.

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