By James Henry Breasted
Round the flip of the final century, James Breasted took at the problem of assembling the entire to be had ancient records of old Egypt and translating them into English. This prodigious venture 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 thousands of Egyptian documents inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone and engaged in a radical examine of the broadcast documents of Egyptian background along side his personal transcription of the records themselves. This five-volume compendium is the outcome.
Breasted's enormous 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 record, Breasted offers details at the place, , old value, and content material. starting with the earliest recognized legitimate annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's respectable actions, together with royal succession, temple development, estate distribution, and international conquest. He tracks the careers of ratings of kings, queens, executive officers, army leaders, robust statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of fashion, paeans, mortuary presents, and tomb inscriptions. sincerely annotated for the lay reader, the files offer copious facts of exchange family members, building actions, diplomatic envoys, overseas expeditions, and different facets of a energetic, hugely equipped and centrally managed society.
Breasted's statement is either conscientiously 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A herculean assemblage of basic records, lots of that have deteriorated to illegibility within the intervening century, historical documents of Egypt illuminates either the tremendous complexity of Egyptian society and the virtually insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.
This first paperback version of historical files of Egypt contains a new advent and up-to-date bibliography through Peter A. Piccione. surroundings 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 courses with which Breasted laid the basis for destiny Egyptian reviews.
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Extra resources for Ancient Records of Egypt: Supplementary Bibliographies and Indices
DEDEFRE: chronology of, I 55, 59. ) : inscrip- tions of reign of, I 264--81; length of reign, 1 6 0 ; titles, I 264-67. -Dedkhu (Horus-name of DedkereIsesi), I 264, 266. -Ded (Golden-Horns-name of Dedkere-Isesi), I 266. ): inscriptions of reign of, I1 1042-43; tomb of, I198996; Tiy, wife of, I1 989; servants of, I1 989; chronology of, I 66. ) : inscriptions of reign of, I11 1-73; chronology of, I 6 6 n. e, 67 n. g; tomb of, I11 1-21; coronation inscription of, I11 22-32; warsof, I11 33-44; edict of, I 18; I11 45-67; legal proceedings in time of, I 66 n.
KHENU,inferior scribe, I 299. KHENWKA, a nobleman: inscription of, 1231-35; his titles, 1 2 2 0 , 222; mortuary priest of, I 213. KHERPESAR, Hittite scribe, I11 337. -KHET, 1343. UETASAR, king of Kheta, I 18; I11 371, 3721 3739 374, 3759 391. KHETII, nomarch of Siut: inscription of, I 398-404; biography of, I 39899; ancestry of, I 398,400; career of, I 401,404; old age of, 402; restoring the temple, I 403; titles of, I 400. ). KHETI, nomarch of Oryx nome, I 637 n. a; temple of Khnum, I 637 n. a.
IV 942, 962; inscriptions of reign of, IV 892-918; records of Nile levels under reign of, IV 888; chronology of, I 74; IV 885; fleeing before Ashurbanipal, IV 405 n. g, 917; Piankhi, father of, IV 892; death of, IV 919. -Nefertem-Khure ( ~ T a h a r k a ) , IV 888. ): inscriptions of reign of, IV 738-40; r~cordsof Nile levels under reign of, IV $5; chronology of, I 71, 71 n. g; IV 69495; queens of, IV 696, 792. ), I 35; I V 777; inscriptions of reign of, IV 75255; chronology of, I 71; IV 694-95; coreeencv with Osorkon 11.