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Egypt of the Saite Pharaohs, 664-525 BC
by Roger Forshaw




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This volume explores the history, culture and social conditions of one of the lesser-known periods of ancient Egypt, the Saite or 26th Dynasty (664-525 BC). The story of Saite Egypt is a fast-moving epic. Within the space of a decade, Psamtek I reunited a politically divided country after almost 400 years of division and intermittent foreign domination.

Over the next century and a half, the Saite rulers were able to achieve stability and preserve their independence as a sovereign state against powerful foreign adversaries. Central government was established, a complex financial administration was developed and military forces were reorganised. Innovations in culture and religion made the country prosperous, and the Saites successfully promoted foreign trade, allowing Egypt to recover a pre-eminent role in the Mediterranean world. But despite these successes, the era is often neglected in the literature devoted to ancient Egypt.

Egypt of the Saite pharaohs reveals the dynamic nature of the period, the astuteness of the Saite rulers and their considerable achievements in the political, economic, administrative and cultural spheres. It will appeal both to students and scholars of Egyptology and also, because of the Saite Dynasty's interactions with the Aegean and Mesopotamia worlds, to anyone interested in ancient history.

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Overview

This volume explores the history, culture and social conditions of one of the lesser-known periods of ancient Egypt, the Saite or 26th Dynasty (664-525 BC). The story of Saite Egypt is a fast-moving epic. Within the space of a decade, Psamtek I reunited a politically divided country after almost 400 years of division and intermittent foreign domination.

Over the next century and a half, the Saite rulers were able to achieve stability and preserve their independence as a sovereign state against powerful foreign adversaries. Central government was established, a complex financial administration was developed and military forces were reorganised. Innovations in culture and religion made the country prosperous, and the Saites successfully promoted foreign trade, allowing Egypt to recover a pre-eminent role in the Mediterranean world. But despite these successes, the era is often neglected in the literature devoted to ancient Egypt.

Egypt of the Saite pharaohs reveals the dynamic nature of the period, the astuteness of the Saite rulers and their considerable achievements in the political, economic, administrative and cultural spheres. It will appeal both to students and scholars of Egyptology and also, because of the Saite Dynasty's interactions with the Aegean and Mesopotamia worlds, to anyone interested in ancient history.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781526140142
  • ISBN-10: 1526140144
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publish Date: May 2019
  • Page Count: 248
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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