Egypt in the Age of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun
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On successful completion, a student will be able to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge of the corpus of royal and private monumental inscriptions of the late 18th Dynasty / Amarna Age
- evaluate at an advanced level the historical significance of documentary sources through the analysis and interpretation of texts in conjunction with iconographic and archaeological sources
- demonstrate an advanced knowledge of central historical issues of the New Kingdom, in particular the late 18th Dynasty / Amarna Period
- evaluate modern historical interpretations of the history of the late 18th Dynasty against their use of the relevant primary sources.
- "A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials."
Admission to MAncHist (OUA) or GradCertAncHist (OUA)
No special requirements
The Amarna Age in Egypt was a time of great change and upheaval; it is best known for the religious reforms of Amenhotep III / Akhenaten, who attempted to replace a long-established polytheistic theology with a monotheistic one. It was also a time when Egypt's position in the Near East was under challenge from a resurgent Hittite kingdom. The interpretation of the history of the period is controversial with diverse points of view. This subject examines central historical issues of the Amana Age (from the reign of Amenhotep III to Tutankhamun). Students will evaluate the modern scholarship of the period through analysing and interpreting the relevant written sources (royal and non-royal) in translation against the background of the archaeological record, art and architecture.
- Documentary Project (30%%)
- Online Tutorial (10%%)
- Essay (30%%)
- Non-invigilated Examination (30%%)