Some Thoughts on Devising a Historiographical Map of Seventh-Century BC Egypt
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The social and cultural developments in the Eastern Mediter-ranean Area of Connectivity in the 8th to 6th c. BC are stronglyrooted in the cross-regional mobility and subsequent culturaldiversity that resulted from the various local strategies in thesouthern Levant and the Nile delta of challenging and outma-neuvering the super-powers. Yet, historiographical maps of 7thc. Egypt predominantly depict the political landscape – if at all– as the dominion of politically homogeneous entities: as parteither of the Assyrian empire, or of the Kushite empire, or ofa local power. By contrast, this paper discusses an alternativevisualization, which indicates historical complexity with theaim of triggering further research.