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  1. Basic reading 71 items
    1. Introductions and overviews: Ancient Egypt 19 items
      1. Visual and written culture in ancient Egypt - John Baines 2007

        Book 

      2. High culture and experience in ancient Egypt - John Baines 2013

        Book 

      3. The archaeology of ancient Egypt: beyond pharaohs - Douglas J. Brewer 2012

        Book 

      4. The use of documents in Pharaonic Egypt - Christopher Eyre 2013

        Book 

      5. Ancient Egyptian chronology - Erik Hornung, Rolf Krauss, David Warburton, Marianne Eaton-Krauss 2006

        Book 

      6. Ancient Egypt: anatomy of a civilization - Barry J. Kemp 2006

        Book  E-BOOK

      7. A companion to ancient Egypt - Alan B. Lloyd, Wiley InterScience (Online service) 2010

        Book  E-BOOK

      8. Ancient Egypt: state and society - Alan B. Lloyd 2014

        Book  E-BOOK

      9. Civilizations of the ancient Near East - Jack M. Sasson, John Baines, Gary M. Beckman, Karen Sydney Rubinson 2000

        Book 

      10. The Oxford history of Ancient Egypt - Ian Shaw 2000

        Book  E-BOOK

      11. Early civilizations: ancient Egypt in context - Bruce G. Trigger 1995

        Book 

      12. Ancient Egypt: a social history - Bruce G. Trigger 1983

        Book  E-BOOK

      13. Egyptian archaeology - Willeke Wendrich 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  E-BOOK

      14. The archaeology of early Egypt: social transformations in North-East Africa, 10,000 to 2650 BC - D. Wengrow 2006

        Book 

      15. The ancient Egyptian state: the origins of Egyptian culture (c. 8000-2000 BC) - Robert J. Wenke 2009

        Book 

      16. The Egyptian world - Toby A. H. Wilkinson 2007

        Book  E-BOOK

      17. Egyptology today - Richard H. Wilkinson 2008

        Book 

    2. Encyclopedias: Ancient Egypt 5 items
      1. Lexikon der Ägyptologie - Wolfgang Helck, Eberhard Otto 1975-

        Book 

      2. The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Egypt - Donald B. Redford 2001

        Book  E-BOOK

      3. Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, statues, reliefs and paintings: 8: Objects of provenance not known - Jaromír Málek, Diana Magee, Elizabeth Miles, Bertha Porter 1999-

        Book  MULTI-VOLUME WORK ORIGINALLY COMPILED BY R. PORTER AND R.L.B. MOSS, HENCE THE NICKNAME 'PORTER/MOSS'.

    3. Sources for maps, with useful background and bibliographies 2 items
      1. Cultural atlas of Ancient Egypt - John Baines, Jaromír Málek 2000

        Book 

      2. The Penguin historical atlas of ancient Egypt - Bill Manley, Swanston Graphics Limited 1996

        Book 

    4. Introductions and overviews: Social anthropology, cultural history, sociology: 13 items
      1. Culture and society: contemporary debates - Jeffrey C. Alexander, Steven Seidman 1990

        Book 

      2. Beyond the cultural turn: new directions in the study of society and culture - Victoria E. Bonnell, Lynn Hunt, Richard Biernacki, Hayden V. White c1999

        Book  E-BOOK

      3. What is cultural history? - Peter Burke 2008

        Book 

      4. Contemporary social theory: an introduction - Anthony Elliott 2009

        Book 

      5. Small places, large issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2010

        Book 

      6. Anthropological archaeology - Guy E. Gibbon 1984

        Book 

      7. Anthropology and archaeology: a changing relationship - Chris Gosden 1999

        Book 

      8. An introduction to social anthropology: sharing our worlds - Joy Hendry 2008

        Book 

      9. The New cultural history - Aletta Biersack, Lynn Hunt c1989

        Book  E-BOOK

      10. Cultural anthropology: a contemporary perspective - Roger M. Keesing, Andrew Strathern c1998

        Book 

      11. Sociological theory - Richard Munch c1994

        Book 

      12. The new social theory reader - Steven Seidman, Jeffrey C. Alexander 2008

        Book 

    5. Encyclopedias: Social and cultural anthropology 4 items
      1. Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology - Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer 2002

        Book 

      2. The SAGE handbook of cultural analysis - Tony Bennett, John Frow c2008

        Book 

      3. Companion encyclopedia of anthropology - Tim Ingold 2002

        Book 

      4. Social and cultural anthropology: the key concepts - Nigel Rapport, Joanna Overing 2007

        Book 

    6. Egyptian texts in translation 16 items
      1. The ancient Egyptian pyramid texts - James P. Allen, Peter Der Manuelian c2005

        Book  E-BOOK

      2. Ancient records of Egypt - James Henry Breasted 2001

        Book  OPEN ACCESS E-BOOK

      3. The ancient Egyptian coffin texts - Raymond Oliver Faulkner [1973-1978]

        Book 

      4. Biographical texts from Ramessid Egypt - Elizabeth Frood, John Baines c2007

        Book 

      5. Ancient Egyptian literature: a book of readings - Miriam Lichtheim c2006

        Book  3 VOLUME WORK

      6. Texts from the Amarna period in Egypt - William J. Murnane, Edmund S. Meltzer, Society of Biblical Literature c1995

        Book 

      7. The Libyan anarchy: inscriptions from Egypt's Third Intermediate Period - Robert Kriech Ritner c2009

        Book  E-BOOK

      8. Texts from the pyramid age - Nigel Strudwick, Ronald J. Leprohon c2005

        Book  E-BOOK

      9. Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the dead - John H. Taylor, British Museum 2010

        Book 

      10. Letters from ancient Egypt - Edward Frank Wente, Edmund S. Meltzer c1990

        Book  E-BOOK

    7. Databases, online catalogues, open access resources, link lists 7 items
      1. British Museum - Collection search

        Webpage  Online catalogue of the British Museum

      2. UCL Petrie Museum Online Catalogue

        Website  Online catalogue of the Petrie Museum

      3. Digital Egypt for Universities

        Webpage  Digital Egypt for universities run by UCL

      4. Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB): Oxford Online Bibliography

        Website  ACCESS AVAILABLE THROUGH DATABASES LISTING ON UCL LIBRARY SERVICES WEB PAGES

      5. Egyptology Resources Welcome

        Webpage  Comprehensive list of Egyptological online resources run by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

    8. Libraries and other resources 5 items
  2. Session 1 – Concepts of society, archaeological interpretation and the writing of history: An overview 52 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Introduction - J. Assmann

        Chapter Essential

      2. Introduction - V. E. Bonnell, L. Hunt

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. Microhistory - Moreno García, Juan Carlos

        Webpage Essential Electronic resource

    2. Society and culture, and the study of past societies and cultures: General 6 items
      1. Sociology and culture - Bennett, T.

        Chapter 

      2. The interpretation of cultures: selected essays - Geertz, Clifford. c1973.

        Book  e-book

      3. Introduction to culture - Ingold, T.

        Chapter 

      4. The concepts of culture - Sewell, W.H.

        Chapter  e-book

    3. Writing history: Cultural history 5 items
      1. 4. A new paradigm? - P. Burke

        Chapter 

      2. Cultural history: between practices and representations - Roger Chartier 1993

        Book  pp. 1-16

      3. From social history to the history of society - Hobsbawm, E.J. 1972

        Chapter 

    4. Writing history: Microhistory 4 items
      1. The return of Martin Guerre - Natalie Zemon Davis 1983

        Book 

      2. Montaillou: Cathars and Catholics in a French village, 1294-1324 - Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Barbara Bray 1980

        Book 

      3. Small worlds: method, meaning, and narrative in microhistory - James Brooks, Christopher R. DeCorse, John Walton 2008

        Book 

    5. Writing history: Historical anthropology and sociology 3 items
      1. Outline of a theory of practice - Pierre Bourdieu, Richard Nice 2013, c1972 (electronic resource)

        Book  E-BOOK

    6. Ethnoarchaeology: Theory and methods 8 items
      1. Ethnoarchaeology in action - Nicholas David, Carol Kramer 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book  E-BOOK

      2. Thinking from things: essays in the philosophy of archaeology - Alison Wylie c2002

        Book  Electronic journal

    7. Ethnoarchaeology and the 'survivalist' perspective: examples from Egypt 8 items
      1. The fellahin of Upper Egypt - Winifred S. Blackman c2000

        Book 

      2. The potters of Deir Mawas, an ethnoarchaeological study - P. T. Nicholson

        Chapter 

      3. The world according to basketry: an ethno-archaeological interpretation of basketry production in Egypt - Willeke Wendrich 1999

        Book  E-BOOK. CHAPTER 2, THE FABRIC OF ARCHAEOLOGY, PP. 5-23.

    8. Egyptology and the social sciences 4 items
      1. Egyptology and the social sciences: thirty years on - J. Baines

        Chapter 

      2. Egyptian archaeology and social anthropology - R. Bussmann

        Chapter  E-BOOK

    9. History and archaeology: written and material culture 11 items
      1. Archaeology and historiography - G. Halsall

        Chapter 

      2. Archaeology and history - M. Johnson

        Chapter 

      3. Archaeology and text - John Moreland 2001

        Book 

      4. The writing of the history of ancient Egypt - D. B. Redford

        Chapter 

      5. Archaeology and ancient history: breaking down the boundaries - Eberhard W. Sauer 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book  E-BOOK

  3. Session 2 – Understanding state formation 71 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. The Egyptian Predynastic and State Formation - Alice Stevenson 12/2016

        Article  Electronic journal

      2. The archaeology of early Egypt: social transformations in North-East Africa, 10,000 to 2650 BC - D. Wengrow 2006

        Book  READ CHAPTER 1, CHAPTER 4 AND CHAPTER 7

    2. State formation from Egyptological perspectives 12 items
      1. Predynastic Egypt - Barbara Adams 2011, c1988

        Book 

      2. Protodynastic Egypt - Barbara Adams, Krzysztof M. Ciałowicz 1997

        Book 

      3. Factors of state formation in Protodynastic Egypt - B. Andelkovic

        Chapter 

      4. An introduction to the archaeology of Ancient Egypt - Kathryn A. Bard 2015

        Book  E-BOOK. READ CHAPTER 5: PP. 93-131.

      5. The archaeology of ancient Egypt: beyond pharaohs - Douglas J. Brewer 2012

        Book  READ CHAPTERS 3-5

      6. Theories of state formation - C. Kohler

        Chapter  E-BOOK

      7. Aspects of early Egypt - A. Jeffrey Spencer, British Museum 1996

        Book 

      8. Before the pyramids: the origins of Egyptian civilization - Emily Teeter, University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. Museum 2011

        Book  OPEN ACCESS E-BOOK

      9. The ancient Egyptian state: the origins of Egyptian culture (c. 8000-2000 BC) - Robert J. Wenke 2009

        Book 

    3. The emergence of writing 2 items
    4. Settlement patterns and the formation of the habitation record 9 items
      1. The Predynastic of Egypt - Fekri A. Hassan 1988-6

        Article  Electronic journal

      2. Town and state in the early Old Kingdom - S. J. Seidlmayer

        Chapter 

    5. The growth of interregional networks 8 items
      1. Egypt and the Levant: interrelations from the 4th through the early 3rd millennium BCE - Edwin C. M. van den Brink, Thomas Evan Levy 2002

        Book 

      2. More corridors to Africa - S. Kropelin, R. Kuper 2007

        Article 

      3. Egypt and Mesopotamia - A. Stevenson

        Chapter  E-BOOK

    6. The Middle Nile Valley in the4th and 3rd millennia BC 4 items
      1. The Nubian past: an archaeology of the Sudan - David N. Edwards 2004

        Book  Read pp 56-74

      2. Early States along the Nile - D O'Connor

        Chapter 

    7. Interpretting the predynastic funerary record 13 items
      1. Elite graves at Hierakonpolis - B Adams

        Chapter 

      2. Measuring social inequality at Armant - W.A. Griswold

        Chapter 

      3. The archaeology of early Egypt: social transformations in North-East Africa, 10,000 to 2650 BC - D. Wengrow 2006

        Book 

    8. Key Site: Hierakonpolis 10 items
      1. Ancient Hierakonpolis - Barbara Adams, F. W. Green, Petrie Collection of Egyptian Antiquities c1974

        Book 

      2. Ancient Nekhen: Garstang in the City of Hierakonpolis - Barbara Adams, John Garstang 1995

        Book 

      3. Excavation of the archaic remains east of the niched gate, season of 1981 - Walter Ashlin Fairservis, Jonathan Brookner 1986

        Book 

      4. Hierakonpolis - James Edward Quibell, F. W. Green, W. M. Flinders Petrie, Egyptian Research Account 02/1900

        Book  Part 1

      5. Hierakonpolis - James Edward Quibell, F. W. Green, W. M. Flinders Petrie, Egyptian Research Account 1989

        Book  Vol 1 and 2

      6. See also: www.hierakonpolis-online.org

    9. Key site: Abydos 11 items
      1. See also: https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/amelineau1899ga

         

         

      2. See also: https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/amelineau1904bd3_1

      3. Umm el-Qaab: I: Das prädynastische Königsgrab U-j und seine frühen Schriftzeugnisse - Günter Dreyer, Ulrich Hartung, Frauke Pumpenmeier, Friedel Feindt 1998

        Book 

      4. The royal tombs of the first dynasty: Part 1 - W. M. Flinders Petrie, F. Ll Griffith, Egypt Exploration Fund 1900

        Book 

      5. The royal tombs of the earliest dynasties: Part 2: Extra plates - W. M. Flinders Petrie, F. Ll Griffith, Egypt Exploration Fund 1901

        Book 

      6. Abydos 1 - W. M. Flinders Petrie, Edward Russell Ayrton, C. T. Currelly, Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall 04/1902

        Book 

      7. Abydos 2 - W. M. Flinders Petrie, Edward Russell Ayrton, C. T. Currelly, Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall 04/1902

        Book 

  4. Session 3 – Conceptualising ancient Egyptian kingship (SQ) 39 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. Kingship and legitimation - J Richards

        Chapter 

      2. Rank and favour at the early Ramesside court - C Raedler

        Chapter 

      3. Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology - Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer 1996

        Book  Pp 310-311

      4. Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology - Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer 1996

        Book  Pp 527-530

    2. On ancient Egyptian kingship 18 items
      1. Origins of Egyptian kingship - J Baines

        Chapter 

      2. The Flavians: Pharonic kingship between Egypt and Rome - G Capriotti Vittozzi

        Chapter 

      3. Egyptian royal residences: 4. Symposium zur ägyptischen Königsideologie = 4th Symposium on Egyptian Royal Ideology : London, June, 1st-5th 2004 - Rolf Gundlach, John H. Taylor, Symposium zur Ägyptischen Königsideologie 2009

        Book 

      4. Ancient Egypt: state and society - Alan B. Lloyd 2014

        Book 

      5. Ancient Egyptian administration - Juan Carlos Moreno Garcia 2013

        Book  Pp 831-899 The Ramesside State Pp 259-261 The Royal Command Pp 259-340 Distinguishing the concept of kingly utterance from juridical or legal "decree"

      6. Kingship and legitimation - J Richards

        Chapter 

      7. Royal authority in Egypt's eighteenth dynasty - Garry J. Shaw 2008

        Book 

    3. Social anthropological studies on ' divine kingship' in Africa 6 items
      1. Divine kingship in Africa - William Buller Fagg, British Museum 1970

        Book 

      2. Dual classification reconsidered: Nyamwezi sacred kingship and other examples - Serge Tcherkézoff c1987 (electronic resource)

        Book  E Book - Read Chapter 4 'Hierarchy and power: Kingship captures the kings' Pp 69-85

    4. Cross-cultural and comparative perspectives 7 items
      1. Religion and power: divine kingship in the ancient world and beyond - Nicole Maria Brisch 2008

        Book 

      2. Rituals of royalty: power and ceremonial in traditional societies - David Cannadine, S. R. F. Price 1987

        Book 

      3. On Kings - David Graeber, 1930- Sahlins, Marshall 2017

        Book  E Book - Pp 1-22

      4. The character of kingship - Declan Quigley 2005

        Book  See the introduction by Quigley, and note the differences in interpretation between Luc de Heusch and Scubia

    5. A case study applying 'court society' theory to Egypt - Harrassowitz

      Chapter 

    6. Ancient Egyptian analogies - Winifred S Blackman

      Chapter Essential

    7. The fabric of archaeology - Willemina Wendrich

      Chapter Essential E-BOOK

  5. Session 4 – Cultural constructions of death: from 'predynastic' to 'dynastic' 4 items
    1. Chapter 1: Egypt and the outside world I - D. Wengrow 2006

      Chapter 

    2. Chapter 4: The urbanization of the dead, Naqada I-II - D. Wengrow 2006

      Chapter 

    3. Chapter 7: Egypt and the outside world II - D. Wengrow 2006

      Chapter 

  6. Session 5 – Great and Little Traditions in Ancient Egypt 6 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. The dynamics of culture - Barry J. Kemp

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Little communities in an indigenous civilization - McKim Marriott

        Chapter Essential TEACHING COLLECTION: INST ARCH 3770

    2. Great and Little Tradition? Examples from the funerary sphere 4 items
      1. Harageh: an Egyptian burial ground for the rich, around 1800 BC - Wolfram Grajetzki 2004

        Book 

  7. Session 6 – Representations of society 3 items
    1. Representation - D. Summers

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  8. Session 7 – Cultural constructions of death 2 items
    1. Redefining funerary objects - Pinch Geraldine 2003

      Chapter 

  9. Session 8 – Quantifying society 3 items
    1. Private religion at the 'Horizon of the Aten' - Anna Stevens

      Chapter Essential Digitised Reading

  10. Session 9 – Archaism and imitation 3 items
    1. Memory and renewal: the Ethiopian and Saite renaissance - Jan Assman

      Chapter  Digitised reading. Please see the notes at the end of the document, pp. 462-467.

  11. Lecture 10: Appropriation of Christianity: modelling culture breaks 3 items
    1. General Introduction: setting the scene - J.H.F. Dijkstra

      Chapter Essential

    2. Philae and the end of ancient Egyptian religion: a regional study of religious transformation (298-642 CE) - Jitse Harm Fokke Dijkstra c2008

      Book Essential Read pp. 239–249.

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