The Nile: Natural and Cultural Landscape in Egypt : Proceedings of the International Symposium held at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 22 & 23 February 2013 / Jan-Michael Dahms, Harco Willems.
Contributor(s): Dahms, Jan-Michael [editor.] | Willems, Harco [editor.].Material type: TextSeries: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften ; 36.Publisher: Bielefeld : transcript-Verlag, Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783839436158.Subject(s): African History | Ancient Egypt | Archaeology | Civilization -- History | Cultural Ecology | Cultural Landscape | Fluvial Dynamics | History | Human ecology -- History | Natural Landscape | Nature | Nile | Society | Socio-Economic History | African History | Ancient Egypt | Archaeology | Cultural Ecology | Cultural History | Cultural Landscape | Environmental History | Fluvial Dynamics | History | Natural Landscape | Nature | Nile | Society | Socio-Economic History | HISTORY / GeneralDDC classification: 940 LOC classification: DT116 | .N55 2017Online resources: Open Access | Cover
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Modelling the Nile Agricultural Floodplain in Eleventh and Tenth Century B.C. Middle Egypt / Antoine, Jean-Christophe -- Harbours and Coastal Military Bases in Egypt in the Second Millennium B.C. / Bietak, Manfred -- Development of the Memphite Floodplain / Bunbury, Judith / Tavares, Ana / Pennington, Benjamin / Gonçalves, Pedro -- Karnak's Quaysides / Boraik, Mansour / Gabolde, Luc / Graham, Angus -- Medamud and the Nile / Montserrat, Félix Relats -- The Nile in the Fayum / Römer, Cornelia -- Nilometers - or: Can You Measure Wealth? / Sandri, Sandra -- In Search of a Future Companion / Trampier, Joshua -- The Dynamic Nature of the Transition from the Nile Floodplain to the Desert in Central Egypt since the Mid-Holocene / Verstraeten, Gert / Mohamed, Ihab / Notebaert, Bastiaan / Willems, Harco -- The Analysis of Historical Maps as an Avenue to the Interpretation of Pre-Industrial Irrigation Practices in Egypt / Willems, Harco / Creylman, Hanne / De Laet, Véronique / Verstraeten, Gert -- Landscapes of the Bashmur / Wilson, Penelope -- Authors
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Although Herodot's dictum that "Egypt is a gift of the Nile" is proverbial, there has been only scant attention to the way the river impacted on ancient Egyptian society. Egyptologists frequently focus on the textual and iconographic record, whereas archaeologists and earth scientists approach the issue from the perspective of natural sciences. The contributions in this volume bridge this gap by analyzing the river both as a natural and as a cultural phenomenon. Adopting an approach of cultural ecology, it addresses issues like ancient land use, administration and taxation, irrigation, and religious concepts.
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