By James Henry Breasted
Round the flip of the final century, James Breasted took at the problem of assembling the entire on hand old records of historical Egypt and translating them into English. This prodigious project concerned touring to the monuments extant within the Nile valley and in outlying components of Egyptian conquest, in addition to to museums all through Europe the place Egyptian relics have been housed. Breasted made his personal copies of hundreds and hundreds of Egyptian files inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone and engaged in an intensive learn of the printed documents of Egyptian background at the side of his personal transcription of the files themselves. This five-volume compendium is the end result.
Breasted's enormous paintings, initially released from 1906 to 1907, encompasses twenty-six dynasties spanning greater than 3 millennia: from ca. 3050 B.C. to 525 B.C. for every rfile, Breasted presents details at the place, situation, old importance, and content material. starting with the earliest recognized legit annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's legit actions, together with royal succession, temple building, estate distribution, and overseas conquest. He tracks the careers of ratings of kings, queens, executive officers, army leaders, strong statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of style, paeans, mortuary presents, and tomb inscriptions. in actual fact annotated for the lay reader, the files offer copious proof of exchange family, development actions, diplomatic envoys, international expeditions, and different points of a energetic, hugely prepared and centrally managed society.
Breasted's observation is either carefully documented and obtainable, suffused with a contagious fascination for the occasions, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication those documents point out. A herculean assemblage of basic files, a lot of that have deteriorated to illegibility within the intervening century, old documents of Egypt illuminates either the brilliant complexity of Egyptian society and the virtually insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.
This first paperback version of historic files of Egypt includes a new advent and up to date bibliography through Peter A. Piccione. environment Breasted's paintings within the context of the advance of yank Egyptology, Piccione discusses Breasted's institution of the Oriental Institute of the collage of Chicago, with company aid by means of John D. Rockefeller and different benefactors, and surveys the formidable physique of guides with which Breasted laid the basis for destiny Egyptian reports.
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PATONEM~AB, 111 2 2 ; tomb of, 111 2 2 n. a; high priest of Re, 111 22 n. a. PAY,steward, IV 2 2 4 . PAY-, overseer, IV 638. PAYBEK, IV 550. 551. PAYESNU,I v 413. PAYKAMEN, IV 547, 548. PAYNEFEREIR,chief ovemeer, IV 637. PAYNEESI,IV 547. PAYNEHSI,IV 682. PAYNEUSI, viceroy of KWh, IV 597. PAYNOPEB, scribe, IV 512. PAYNOZEM, scrib~,IV 527. PAYNOZEM 11, high p~iestof Amon, IV 663, 668, 671, 672, 688, 689; inscriptions of, IV 662-67. 44 GENERAL INDEX PAYONEKH, high priest of Amon, IV 631,6321 633,634,635,637,638,639, 641.
I 35; I V 777; inscriptions of reign of, IV 75255; chronology of, I 71; IV 694-95; coreeencv with Osorkon 11. IV 607. - ~ h e i e r h L z r e - ~ e t e ~ n e r(e-T a k e l6't 11), IV 762. -Menamon-Siese-Takelot (11), IV 753, 762. ): chronology of, I 72, 72 n. d; coregency with Osorkon 111, I 72 n. d. ): inscription of, IV 919-34; coregency with Taharka, IV 920; conquest of the Delta IV 927-34. -Bekere (=Tanutamon), IV 921, 934. TAO(Sekenenre): pyramid of, IV 518. ~Sekenenre-Tao,pyramid of, IV 518.
AHM~SE-PEN-NEKHBET, biography of, 11 17-25, 40-42, 123-24, 344. &MO(;E-~EPIR,pyramid of, IV 519. AHMO~E-SITKAMO~E, queen, IV Fj44 AHUBEN: father of Psamtik, the priest, I V 1029. AKENESH,chief of Me, I V 815,868,878. 75. AMENEMHAB, peasant, I V 539. AMENEMHET,I 518. AMENEMHET ( =Ameni) : inscription of, 1 515-23; biography of, 515, 516; titles of, I 518; three expeditions of I 5T9-21; of, I character of, I 523; also called Arneni, I 5x8 n. 5. AMENEMHET, inscription of, I 730-32. 522i 3s AMENEMHET(official of Arnenemhet 111): inscription of, I 7 0 7 3 ; expedition to Nubia, I T07; I 7'7; expedition to Hammamat, I 709.
Ancient Records of Egypt: Supplementary Bibliographies and Indices by James Henry Breasted