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Universiteit Leiden (2021)

Establishment of the Western Frontier : A Study of the Enactment Practices in the Middle Kingdom Dakhla Oasis

Veprauskiene, Sandra

Titre : Establishment of the Western Frontier : A Study of the Enactment Practices in the Middle Kingdom Dakhla Oasis

Auteur : Veprauskiene, Sandra

Université de soutenance : Universiteit Leiden

Grade : Master thesis | Classics and Ancient Civilizations (MA) 2021

Résumé
The ideological demarcation of the Egyptian state boundaries, as expressed in the official iconography and ideological narrative, is a pivotal feature of the ancient Egyptian mindset. From the Twelfth Dynasty onwards, this delineation of the Egyptian territory materializes itself in the solid man-made structures, which physically set the frontiers in the south and the north-east of the country. There have been little scholarly attempts, however, to investigate the borderlands in the region located immediately to the west of Nile Valley, in the area today broadly defined as the Western (or Libyan) Desert.The main aim of this thesis, therefore, is to reconstruct the functional parameter of the governing agents in Dakhla Oasis - the local governors and the military institution - so that the Middle Kingdom Western frontier could be defined within its performative framework. For this purpose, a corpus of the regular titles, attributed to these active agents, is studied and subsequently compared with the ones from the contemporaneous Southern Frontier in the Lower Nubia

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