Society and Death in Ancient Egypt: Mortuary Landscapes of the Middle Kingdom
by Janet Richards (9780521119832)

Society and Death in Ancient Egypt: Mortuary Landscapes of the Middle Kingdom
 
Janet Richards
Release Date: 10 December 1010
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 1
Category: Egyptian Archaeology & Egyptology
ISBN: 9780521119832
ISBN-10: 0521119839



In Society and Death in Ancient Egypt, Janet Richards considers social stratification in Middle Kingdom Egypt, taking as the point of departure the assumption that a 'middle class' arose during this period. By focusing on the entire range of mortuary behavior, rather than on elite remains, she shows how social and political processes can be reconstructed. Richards demonstrates that the roots of the middle class can be traced to the later Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period. Combining information from excavations, ancient Egyptian texts, and decorative reliefs and statuary, the book weaves together a wide variety of sources that aid us in understanding how Middle Kingdom Egyptians thought about society and death and how their practices and landscapes relating to death reveal information about the living society.

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