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Aidan Dodson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167164

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.001.0001

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The Seizers of the Two Lands

The Seizers of the Two Lands

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(p.51) 7 The Seizers of the Two Lands
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Monarchs of the Nile
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Aidan Dodson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0007

This chapter details the achievements of the Twelfth to Thirteenth dynasties. With the accession of Amenemhat I, regarded as founder of the Twelfth Dynasty, the Middle Kingdom, inaugurated by the reunification of Egypt under Montjuhotep II, was fully underway. The remaining years of the Twelfth Dynasty seem generally to have been ones of stability and development. The transition between the Twelfth Dynasty and the Thirteenth, moreover, seems to have been peaceful enough, but the contrast between the two dynasties is striking: in place of well-documented reigns of substantial lengths, there are a huge number of kings with brief tenures of the throne, and of such obscurity that the exact order of many of them is uncertain.

Keywords:   Twelfth Dynasty, Thirteenth Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, reunification, Amenemhat I, Senwosret III, Amenemhat III, Sobekhotep III, Neferhotep I, Sobekhotep IV

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