6009Re: New Theory on the Evolution of Egypt
- Sep 7, 2007--- In ANEemail@example.com, "B. Andelkovic" <B.Andelkovic@...>
>power-hungry individuals and conflict over power can hardly be
> With the past and present "civilizations" in mind, overambitious,
labeled as "new".
>BC) is concerned (power conflict as the true prime mover/dominant
> As far as the state formation in Naqada IIC-IID1 Egypt (ca. 3500
factor included) perhaps this might be of interest:
>(several references given)
>I am afraid you might have missed the point. It´s
> Dr. Branislav Andelkovic
> Asst. Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology
> Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology
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quite clear that individuals and their power struggles
are not new in egyptology, but the concept of "aggrandisers"
and how they came about and even if it is an adequate
explanation for the appearance of hereditary chiefs
in formerly somewhat egalitarian groups, is a subject
much discussed in modern anthropology, and applied to
the beginning of class stratification in predynastic
Egypt I have never read it discussed in any egyptology
book or paper so far. It apparently requires looking
for different kinds of evidence in the archaeological
All the interpretations I have read about deal with
other possible causes for this phenomenon, as I pointed
out in an earlier post.
So, if you can provide precise references in which
this modern anthropological concept is applied to Egypt,
then this research would not be ´new´, but if you cannot,
then this would definitely be new and original.
Just some thoughts I wanted to share.
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