ACABS 587 - Selected Topics in Ancient Egyptian History and Culture
Section: 001 Middle Kingdom in Context
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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The first pyramid era and source of several “classics” of ancient Egyptian art and architecture, the Egyptian Old Kingdom (c. 2649-2150 BCE) has been discussed as a period of political, social, and religious absolutism. The First Intermediate Period that follows it (c. 2150-2040 BCE), in contrast, is often viewed as politically anarchic, socially unstable, ritually democratizing, and artistically impoverished. In this seminar we will explore the degree to which either of these characterizations is valid, through a critical examination of the textual, iconographic, and archaeological data upon which the social history of these periods is based. We will also consider long-term processes in the construction and negotiation of Egyptian political power and social ideology over time. Prerequisites: ACABS 281 or 382, or permission of instructor. Undergraduate course requirements: In-class exam (30%), oral presentation (10%), and research paper (40%); participation (20%).

ACABS 587 - Selected Topics in Ancient Egyptian History and Culture
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001 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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