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Ancient Egyptian Chronology
Hornung, Erik, Rolf Krauss and David†A. Warburton, editors

Leiden: Brill, 2006 pp. xi + 517. $215.00

Series Information
Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section One: The Near and Middle East, 83
Edited by W. H. van Soldt


Description: This volume deals with the chronology of Ancient Egypt from the fourth millennium until the Hellenistic Period. An initial section reviews the foundations of Egyptian chronology, both ancient and modern, from annals and kinglists to C14 analyses of archaeological data. Specialists discuss sources, compile lists of known dates, and analyze biographical information in the section devoted to relative chronology. The editors are responsible for the final section which attempts a synthesis of the entire range of available data to arrive at alternative absolute chronologies. The prospective readership includes specialists in Near Eastern and Aegean studies as well as Egyptologists.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Egyptian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History

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Review by Nicolas Grimal
Published 11/17/2007
Citation: Nicolas Grimal, review of Erik Hornung, Rolf Krauss, and David A. Warburton, eds., Ancient Egyptian Chronology, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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