By James Henry Breasted
Round the flip of the final century, James Breasted took at the problem of assembling all of the to be had historic files of historic Egypt and translating them into English. This prodigious project concerned touring to the monuments extant within the Nile valley and in outlying parts of Egyptian conquest, in addition to to museums all through Europe the place Egyptian relics have been housed. Breasted made his personal copies of 1000s of Egyptian documents inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone and engaged in an intensive research of the broadcast documents of Egyptian heritage along side his personal transcription of the records themselves. This five-volume compendium is the end result.
Breasted's huge paintings, initially released from 1906 to 1907, encompasses twenty-six dynasties spanning greater than 3 millennia: from ca. 3050 B.C. to 525 B.C. for every rfile, Breasted presents info at the situation, situation, ancient value, and content material. starting with the earliest identified reliable annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's professional actions, together with royal succession, temple building, estate distribution, and overseas conquest. He tracks the careers of rankings of kings, queens, executive officers, army leaders, robust statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of style, paeans, mortuary presents, and tomb inscriptions. in actual fact annotated for the lay reader, the files supply copious proof of alternate family, development actions, diplomatic envoys, overseas expeditions, and different elements of a energetic, hugely geared up and centrally managed society.
Breasted's remark is either carefully documented and obtainable, suffused with a contagious fascination for the occasions, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication those files point out. A herculean assemblage of fundamental files, lots of that have deteriorated to illegibility within the intervening century, old files of Egypt illuminates either the outstanding complexity of Egyptian society and the virtually insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.
This first paperback version of historical documents of Egypt encompasses a new advent and up-to-date bibliography by way of Peter A. Piccione. atmosphere Breasted's paintings within the context of the advance of yank Egyptology, Piccione discusses Breasted's institution of the Oriental Institute of the collage of Chicago, with company aid by way of John D. Rockefeller and different benefactors, and surveys the formidable physique of guides with which Breasted laid the basis for destiny Egyptian stories.
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PSAMTIK,priest, IV 1029; mortuary stela of, IV 1026-29. PSENMUT, IV 957. , I 182. PTAHHOTEP, brother of Senbef, IV 918. PTAHMOSE, deputy, IV 338. PTAHSHEPSES: inscription of, I 254-62; importance thereof on chronology, I 54 bis, 55, 254, 255; education of, I 256, 257; marriage of, I 257; career of, I 258-62. PTAHWER, inscription of, I 728. PUEMRE:inscriptions of, I1 379-87; statue of, I1 380; tomb of, I1 382; relief of, I1 385. PUREM,commander, IV 821. PURMIC, commander, IV 881; probably identical with Purem, q.
AMENI,magnate of the south: inscription of, I 649-50. AMENI(under Amenemhet 111): rockinscription of, I 721-23. AMENHO*Ep' ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GENERAL INDEX BEKNEPTAH, chief commander of Heracleopolis, IV 777. BEKNUREL, chief of police, IV 512. AMENISENEB, I 716. queen of Seti I, IV 555. AMENISENEB: inscriptions of, I 781-87; BEKUREL, titles of, I 782; commission to, I 783- BENTRESH, I11 436, 438, 443. 84; rewards of, I 785-87. BERKET-EL,rich shipowner of Sidon, AMENKEN:inscriptions of, I1 801-2; IV 574.
IV 1028; inscriptions of reign of, IV 974-80; chronology of, I 75; IV 935-41,97475, 1026-27. -Uhemibre (=Necho), IV 976, 980, 1028,. j, 261. ) : inscriptions of reign of, I 753-72; restoration of the temple of Osiris at Abydos, I 755-65; decree concerning the necropolis of Abydos, I 766-72. NEFERIBRE:see Psamtik 11. ) : inscriptions of reign of, I 242-49; chronology of, 155,60,254-56,260, history on Palermo stone, I 163-67; vizier of, I 243-48. : see Pepi 11. NEFERKERE NEFERKERE:see Shabaka.
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