By Donald B. Redford
Describes the area of Akhenaten, a ruler of old Egypt who tried to introduce monotheism via worship of the sunlight.
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Their system of international di plomacy was based on a simple patriarchal model, but it survived throughout 7. Urk. IV, 1659f. 8. Urk. IV, 1664. 9. See Halla and Simpson, Anciellt Near 39 East p. 71 ff. and the literature there cited; M. Munn-Rankin, Iraq 18 (1956), 68ff. J. IMPERIAL EGYPT the ancient world until the coming of the Sea Peoples. " Great kings were very few in number, of equal rank, and preferred to intermarry, although none was under any obligation to his peers. " Custom then demanded a regular, and ostensibly voluntary, exchange of presents, which at times took on the dimensions of a "gift-giving" economy, based on luxury items.
Those who bring a live panther, 10 men; those bringing dogs, 20 men; those bringing long- and short-horned attle 200 m[en]; total of those bearing this tribute, 2,657ImenJ. Cosmopolitan Egypt The New Kingdom is the first period in Egyptian history since the Old Kingdom when large numbers of true slaves are found along the Nile; and this social phenomenon resulted directly, a we have seen, from the wars of foreign conquest. The principal beneficiaries were, at first, the temples. To the temple of Annm primarily and later also to the temple of other gods and the Theban mortuary temples of the 18th-Dynasty kings went large numbers ofPOWs.
Akhenaten, the Heretic King by Donald B. Redford