War and order in eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

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This paper studies royal inscriptions of the Eighteenth Dynasty-a period of extensive military activity in Nubia and the Levant-to examine the prevailing assumption that earthly wars were conceived as mirroring a cosmic struggle between order and chaos. Instead, the sources suggest a more intricate picture, in which royal prerogative and divine will are at play, often ambiguously intertwined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-30
Number of pages13
JournalZeitschrift fur Agyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2021


  • 18 Dynasty, in general
  • Chaos
  • Isfet
  • Maat
  • Order
  • Perception of
  • War


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