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Monarchs of the NileNew Revised Edition$
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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 Egyptian Monarchy

The Egyptian Monarchy

(p.7) 2 The Egyptian Monarchy
Monarchs of the Nile

Aidan Dodson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter details the administrative functions, religious symbolisms, and other such historic intricacies of the Egyptian monarchy. At the pinnacle of Egyptian society sat the king. Below him were the layers of the educated bureaucracy, comprising nobles, priests, and civil servants, and under them the great mass of the people, largely living an agricultural life. The ancient Egyptian monarchy lasted in a recognizable form for over three thousand years. Although many changes occurred during that time, almost all of the fundamentals remained in being. The chapter also notes the difficulties of current historical sources for vocalizations and chronologies for the monarchical information since reconstructed.

Keywords:   ancient Egyptian monarchy, Egyptian kings, ancient Egyptian government, Egyptian society, Manethonic framework, ancient Egyptian bureaucracy

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