WC pp. 55-64 - I. Egypt in the Second Millennium BCE A....

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I. Egypt in the Second Millennium BCE A. First Intermediate Period foreigners from western Asia and Nubia came 1. Came as immigrants or as mercenaries B. Middle Kingdom Egypt was anxious, uncertain place 1. Other powers out there like Nubia, Sinai, and the Middle East 2. Concerns deepened when Egypt was conquered by Hyksos a. Invaders carved out a kingdom in the eastern delta and ruled over most of Lower Egypt b. Central authority dissolved and entered the Second Intermediate Period 3. Hyksos only took over the government in the north a. Incorporated Ra into their own names as rulers b. Not as much control in Upper Egypt 4. Nubia Kingdom helped the native Egyptians kick the Hyksos out a. New dynasty and new era began under the southern pharaoh Ahmose C. The New Kingdom (1550-1075 BCE) 1. During this time, Egyptian civilization reached the highest of its magnificence and power 2. Focused on imperialism and militarism D. Pharaonic Rule in Dynasty 18 1. Dynasty 18 ruled for more than two and a half centuries a. Rise of new type of nobility b. Aristocracy of military commanders c. Leaders whose wealth was acquired through war not plunder 2. Gold standard of Near East commerce and finance
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Joshel during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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WC pp. 55-64 - I. Egypt in the Second Millennium BCE A....

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