The Nile: Natural and Cultural Landscape in Egypt

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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2017-01-06, 374 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3615-4

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Author(s)
Harco Willems / Jan-Michael Dahms (eds.)
Book title
The Nile: Natural and Cultural Landscape in Egypt
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
374
Features
kart., zahlr. z.T. farb. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3615-4
DOI
Commodity Group
1555
BIC-Code
HBT HBJH HBTB
BISAC-Code
HIS000000 HIS010000 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
NHT NHH NHTB
Release date
2017-01-06
Edition
1
Topics
Kulturgeschichte, Natur
Readership
Archaeology, Egyptology, Earth Sciences, Cultural Ecology
Keywords/Tags
Egyptology, Fluvial Dynamics, Socio-Economic History, Archaeology, Nile, Ancient Egypt, Cultural Ecology, Society, Natural Landscape, Cultural Landscape, Nature, Cultural History, Environmental History, African History, History

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