Mapping Political Diversity: Some Thoughts on Devising a Historiographical Map of Seventh-Century BC Egypt

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Abstract

The social and cultural developments in the Eastern Mediterranean Area of Connectivity in the 8th to 6th c. BC are strongly rooted in the cross-regional mobility and subsequent cultural diversity that resulted from the various local strategies in the southern Levant and the Nile delta of challenging and outmaneuvering the super-powers. Yet, historiographical maps of 7th c. Egypt predominantly depict the political landscape – if at all – as the dominion of politically homogeneous entities: as part either of the Assyrian empire, or of the Kushite empire, or of a local power. By contrast, this paper discusses an alternative visualization, which indicates historical complexity with the aim of triggering further research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMapping Ancient Identities : Methodisch-kritische Reflexionen zu Kartierungspraktiken
EditorsSusanne Grunwald, Kerstin P. Hofmann, Daniel A. Werning, Felix Wiedemann
Number of pages22
Volume55
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherTOPOI
Publication dateDec 2018
Pages115–136
ISBN (Print)978-3-9816384-7-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameBerlin Studies of the Ancient World
PublisherEdition Topoi
Volume55
ISSN (Print)2366-6641
ISSN (Electronic)2366-665X

Bibliographical note

citation:
Melanie Wasmuth, "Mapping Political Diversity. Some Thoughts on Devising a Historiographical Map of Seventh-Century BC Egypt", in: Susanne Grunwald, Kerstin P. Hofmann, Daniel A. Werning and Felix Wiedemann (eds), Mapping Ancient Identities. Methodisch-kritische Reflexionen zu Kartierungspraktiken, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018, 115–136.

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 1st millennium BCE
  • historiographical mapping
  • political diversity
  • historical complexity
  • Egypt
  • 1171 Geosciences
  • cartography
  • thematic maps

Cite this

Wasmuth, M. (2018). Mapping Political Diversity: Some Thoughts on Devising a Historiographical Map of Seventh-Century BC Egypt. In S. Grunwald, K. P. Hofmann, D. A. Werning, & F. Wiedemann (Eds.), Mapping Ancient Identities: Methodisch-kritische Reflexionen zu Kartierungspraktiken (Vol. 55, pp. 115–136). (Berlin Studies of the Ancient World; Vol. 55). Berlin: TOPOI. https://doi.org/10.17171/3-55-7
Wasmuth, Melanie. / Mapping Political Diversity : Some Thoughts on Devising a Historiographical Map of Seventh-Century BC Egypt. Mapping Ancient Identities: Methodisch-kritische Reflexionen zu Kartierungspraktiken. editor / Susanne Grunwald ; Kerstin P. Hofmann ; Daniel A. Werning ; Felix Wiedemann. Vol. 55 Berlin : TOPOI, 2018. pp. 115–136 (Berlin Studies of the Ancient World).
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Wasmuth, M 2018, Mapping Political Diversity: Some Thoughts on Devising a Historiographical Map of Seventh-Century BC Egypt. in S Grunwald, KP Hofmann, DA Werning & F Wiedemann (eds), Mapping Ancient Identities: Methodisch-kritische Reflexionen zu Kartierungspraktiken. vol. 55, Berlin Studies of the Ancient World, vol. 55, TOPOI, Berlin, pp. 115–136. https://doi.org/10.17171/3-55-7

Mapping Political Diversity : Some Thoughts on Devising a Historiographical Map of Seventh-Century BC Egypt. / Wasmuth, Melanie.

Mapping Ancient Identities: Methodisch-kritische Reflexionen zu Kartierungspraktiken. ed. / Susanne Grunwald; Kerstin P. Hofmann; Daniel A. Werning; Felix Wiedemann. Vol. 55 Berlin : TOPOI, 2018. p. 115–136 (Berlin Studies of the Ancient World; Vol. 55).

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Wasmuth M. Mapping Political Diversity: Some Thoughts on Devising a Historiographical Map of Seventh-Century BC Egypt. In Grunwald S, Hofmann KP, Werning DA, Wiedemann F, editors, Mapping Ancient Identities: Methodisch-kritische Reflexionen zu Kartierungspraktiken. Vol. 55. Berlin: TOPOI. 2018. p. 115–136. (Berlin Studies of the Ancient World). https://doi.org/10.17171/3-55-7