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Forgetting to Remember in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...When we awake each morning, we hold in our hands, usually weakly and loosely, but a few fringes of the tapestry of lived life, as loomed for us by forgetting.Benjamin 1973: 202Introduction The corollary to memory is forgetting.This paper...

Meaning

A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden.Where did gardens start? When? Most importantly, why?...

Science and Specimens

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...The information in this chapter is the result of a more than twenty-year collaboration between veterinarian and epidemiologist Calvin Schwabe and myself, an Egyptologist with a background in paleobiology. The reader is referred to Andrew...

The Cult of the Pharaoh in New Kingdom Egypt – Cultural Memory or State Ideology?

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...The temples of Egypt are peppered with images of the pharaoh as a victorious leader, a great man, chosen of the gods. These static images are all that are left to the modern world. Surely, however, he was more than this to the early...

Saints in the Caesareum

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...Introduction During the first several centuries ad, Egypt, like much of the Mediterranean world, witnessed the large-scale conversion of its population to Christianity. That conversion process took place in a landscape that was still...

Domestication

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction and Some Definitions An animal may be said to be domestic when it has lost its fear of humans and will breed in captivity, but true domestication involves much more than this and can be defined as the keeping of animals...

The Ancient Egyptian scene of ‘Pharaoh smiting his enemies’

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...Introduction: On Collective, Individual and Cultural Memory Collective memory is a socially constructed notion. According to the French sociologist Maurice Halbwachs’ theory, first developed in the 1920s, ‘while the collective memory...

The Senses in the Marketplace

A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...In 16 ce , two years into the reign of Tiberius, a lively debate arose in the senate about the growth of luxury (Tacitus Annals 2.33). A former consul, Q. Haterius, protested against the use of solid gold drinking cups...

World Contexts

Mary Harlow

Mary Harlow is Senior Lecturer in Roman History in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. Her research interests include age and ageing in the Roman and late antique world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ray Laurence

Ray Laurence is Professor of Roman History and Archaeology at the University of Kent, and author of Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome and Roman Pompeii: Space and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Childhood and the family in antiquity existed in a world context focused on a shared tradition rooted in the cultures of classical Athens (fifth century b.c.e.) and the Hellenistic world (fourth to second centuries b.c.e.). These cultural...

Hunting

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Hunting, the killing of other animal species for food and other uses, is the primeval way of life of human communities. Indeed, it provided sustenance to prehuman and possibly ancestral primates. Homo erectus (“upright man”), a species...