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By Juan Carlos Moreno García

'Ancient Egyptian management' offers the 1st entire review of the constitution, association and evolution of the pharaonic management from its origins to the tip of the past due interval. The booklet not just specializes in forms, departments, and legitimate practices but additionally on extra casual concerns like patronage, the boundaries within the real workout of authority, and the competing pursuits among associations and factions in the ruling elite. moreover, basic chapters dedicated to the best-documented sessions in Egyptian historical past are supplemented through extra special ones facing particular files, areas, and administrative difficulties. the quantity therefore produced via a global group of best students should be an quintessential, up to date, instrument of study masking a much-neglected element of pharaonic civilization.

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198). 56 Helck, Thinitenzeit, 181, 187. 57 Helck, Thinitenzeit, 187. 58 Junker, ZÄS 75 (1939), 72; for later references to this institution see K. Sethe, “Remarks on the Inscriptions”, in: J. Garstang, Mahâsna and Bêt Khallâf (ERA; London, 1901), 21. 60 They are known from seal inscriptions impressed on stoppers of so-called wine jars and bag sealings indicating that the domains manufactured horticultural products. Seal impressions illustrate soon (temp. ) do not reveal their specific functions.

66 Kaplony, Inschriften III, Figs. 283, 286. t jḥ w is often thought to be the earliest mention of the later town with the same name in the western delta and used together with another seal of a ḫ rp ḥ rj-jb: Kaplony, Inschriften III, Figs. 118, 198. 68 Given that viticulture demanded a rather high investment—the harvest of grapes can only start about three years after planting69—the long-term survival of the single domains is easily explained. 71 This institution is attested here for the first time.

OLA 138; Leuven, 2004), 709. 61 Helck, Wirtschaftsgeschichte, 31. Kaplony, Inschriften I, 118 for the possibility of earlier villages that belonged to domains. 62 Kaplony, Inschriften III, Fig. 216. 63 Helck, Thinitenzeit, 244–245. 64 E. Martin-Pardey, Untersuchungen zur ägyptischen Provinzialverwaltung bis zum Ende des Alten Reiches (HÄB 1; Hildesheim, 1976), 46. 65 D. Zohary and M. Hopf, Domestication of Plants in the Old World. The origin and spread of cultivated plants in West Asia, Europe and the Nile Valley ³(Oxford, 2000), 158.

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