EGPT 343/3211 - History of Ancient Egypt I: Pre-Dynastic Through Middle Kingdom Egypt (3 cr.)
This course covers the history of Egypt from the Predynastic period to the Middle Kingdom. The course focuses on the ‘official’ history of Egypt rather than the cultural/social history which is covered in a separate course. The scope of ‘official’ history includes: the rise of the Egyptian state, the different rulers of Egypt and their contributions to the state in terms of buildings, religious changes and foreign policy, the economy, social organization, and Egypt’s foreign relations. Literary souces will be augmented by archaeological evidence. Field trips to archaeological sites in the Cairo area are an obligatory aspect of the course.
Offered in fall.
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