Natural and Cultural Landscape in Egypt
Willems, Harco (editor)
Dahms, Jan-Michael (editor)
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
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.
KeywordsHistory; 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; Floodplain; Karnak; Levee
Publication date and placeBielefeld, Germany, 2017-01-31
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