El-Dissouky, Khalid Taha. Elephantine in the Old Kingdom

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Elephantine in the Old Kingdom

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Dissertation Services. 1969 [2004 copy]. vi, 207 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Khalid Taha El-Dissouky

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Protohistoric Egypt (MR80)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Place names (103); Life history materials (159); Vocabulary (192); Writing (212); Status, role, and prestige (554); Provinces (635); Advisers to the chief executive (645);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document El-Dissouky explores what is known about Elephantine using epigraphic sources. He examines when and how it become part of Egypt, when the fortress was built, how it was administered in the begining of the Old Kingdom versus the Middle Kingdom, what its various names mean, and its importance to foreign trade during the Old Kingdom. He presents the biographical information of the expedition leaders and other officials buried in the Qubbet el-Hawa cemetery across from Elephantine. These officials were mainly expeditions leaders and not monarchs. Once trading expeditions became less important and the officials did not have to spend 7-8 months traveling on the expeditions, the officials were able to take up the administrative duties of the nome.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. mr80-004

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: UM AAT T-17471 Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-207)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Epigrapher - 4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry ; 2005

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Old Kingdom-Middle Kingdom

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Elephantine, Egypt

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Egypt--Antiquities

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