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1. Title Title of document Creating space: Temple biographies from Thebes - Biography and Presence in Late New Kingdom Egypt
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Elizabeth Frood; University of Oxford;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Egyptology; History
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6. Description Abstract In this book Elizabeth Frood offers a new approach to Egyptian biographical texts and other forms of self-presentation, including whole monuments. She examines archaeological and architectural contexts as well as related ephemeral practices, such as performances surrounding their creation and dedication. The texts give accounts of the careers, actions, and character of elite individuals in the 19th and 20th Dynasties (ca. 1290–1075 BCE). All were carved on the walls of tombs, or on statues, stelae, and walls in temples, contributing to and transforming the meanings of these spaces. Case-studies of different contexts point to how and why individuals and groups asserted their presence and prestige and how the strategies they chose developed. These questions are vital for a period when core components of high culture changed significantly after the religious revolution of the Amarna episode. Responses included restoration of pre-Amarna traditions, elaboration of new forms, and fusions of the two approaches. In this dynamic context individuals negotiated their social, political, and religious roles through many styles of monumental display. It is possible to suggest how their strategies of self-fashioning may have mediated their identity and social relations during their lifetimes.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Jul-2021
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24578
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Biography and Presence in Late New Kingdom Egypt
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Egypt
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd