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Title The Nile : natural and cultural landscape in Egypt / Harco Willems, Jan-Michael Dahms (editions.).

Publication Info. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (370 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Series Mainzer historische Kulturwissenschaften ; volume 36
Mainzer historische Kulturwissenschaften ; Bd. 36.
Note "On 22 and 23 February 2013, the Forschungsschwerpunkt Historische Kulturwissenschaften at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz organized an international symposium ... The present, peer-reviewed volume offers the proceedings of this symposium."--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Although Herodot's dictum that "Egypt is a gift of the Nile" is proverbial, there has been only scant attention to the way the river impacted on ancient Egyptian society. Egyptologists frequently focus on the textual and iconographic record, whereas archaeologists and earth scientists approach the issue from the perspective of natural sciences. The contributions in this volume bridge this gap by analyzing the river both as a natural and as a cultural phenomenon. Adopting an approach of cultural ecology, it addresses issues like ancient land use, administration and taxation, irrigation, and religious concepts.
Note Contents viewed on May 10, 2017; title from PDF title page.
Subject Nau─Źno-Issledovatel╩╣skij Institut Ugrovedenija.
Nile River Valley -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Egypt -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Egypt. (OCoLC)fst01208755
Nile River Valley. (OCoLC)fst01274166
Wassernutzung.
Naturlandschaft.
Kulturlandschaft.
Egypt Altertum.
HISTORY / General.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Willems, Harco, editor.
Dahms, Jan-Michael, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Nile. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2017] 9783837636154 (OCoLC)970656015
ISBN 9783839436158 (electronic bk.)
383943615X (electronic bk.)
9783837636154 (Print-ISBN)
3837636151 (Print-ISBN)
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