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In L'Administration provinciale sous l'Ancien Empire égyptien, Émilie Martinet offers an innovative analysis of the provincial administrative structures and the stratification of the local elites in the Old Kingdom (2700-2160 BC) based on a critical study of sources and building on a database containing about 1500 titled individuals. She applies a comprehensive and novel approach which goes beyond the scope of prosopographical analysis and which includes all the hierarchy levels as well as the links between central administration and provincial administration. The exhaustive character of this study, the historical reasoning which is employed, and the development of a typology of provincial administrative structures and of a new terminology for the rulers of the provinces are among the major assets of this book.
Author: Jean Winand
This volume deals with the complex question of time and aspect in ancient Egyptian. The first part presents an original theoretical model which challenges some well-established facts in general linguistics. The functioning of aspect is explained as a dialectic process between the grammatical tenses, the actionality of events, the semantic roles of the participants, and diverse lexical means. The second part examines the expression of aspect in ancient Egyptian, with a diachronic presentation from the beginning down to Late Egyptian. The third and last part is devoted to the study of the temporal relation. The argumentation is illustrated by more than 800 examples and numerous figures.
Author: Bonneau
This work presents a new aspect to the studies previously devoted to the Egyptian river by the author of La Crue du Nil, divinité égyptienne à travers mille ans d'histoire (1964), and Le Fisc et le Nil (1971). Based like the previous books on documents from Greek papyrology, it is divided into three parts: a presentation of the specific terminology which it was necessary to detail; a study of the administrative personnel who maintain the running and utilization of the Nile; a presentation of the general administration of the management of the Nile at government level with an original study of its financing. Within these sections the author has taken care to maintain the chronological flow of the book by following, on the one hand, the precise stages of the flood during one year, and on the other hand taking into account the evolutionary history of Egypt over a thousand years since the Macedonian conquest up to the Arab conquest.
Author: Ratié