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Feasts and Fights
Essays on Time in Ancient Egypt

By Anthony Spalinger

Feasts and Fights
Paperback, 176 pages £27.00
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9780974002583
Format: 254mm x 176mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Egyptology, Yale Egyptological Institute
Series: Yale Egyptological Studies

Standing as a summary of Spalinger's ideas at the time of the Yale lectures in 2012, this study covers two research sides of modern Egyptological research by a life-long student of ancient Egyptian calendrics and the Egyptian military. The first three chapters cover the development of Richard Parker's seminal study from 1950 and move into the present stage of scholarship. Very important is the author's clarification of what Parker wrote in his paradigmatic work, a slim volume often misunderstood. Hence, the thrust of argument concentrates upon the dating of feasts, the names of the Egyptian months and their metamorphoses, in addition to the retention of lunar-based phenomena. Two final chapters turn to the military aspects of New Kingdom warfare, with emphasis placed upon Seti I and logistical arrangements.

Calendrics: An Introduction
Richard Parker and Calendars
The Results of the Civil Calendar
Mathematical Factors of the Battle of Kadesh
The Sinai of Seti I

Anthony Spalinger is Professor of Egyptology at The University of Auckland. He received his PhD from Yale University, specializing in Egyptian military inscriptions. His research orientations have centered upon historical aspects of the New Kingdom, especially pharaonic Egypt's interconnections with Western Asia, but also have branched out independently to include the calendrics of ancient Egypt.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 176 pages
 254mm x 176mm
10 b/w illus

BIC Code:
  HIS002030, SOC003000
 Yale Egyptological Institute


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