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By Ruth M. Van Dyke, Susan E. Alcock

ISBN-10: 063123585X

ISBN-13: 9780631235859

A special number of newly written essays through archaeologists operating in various contexts and geographical parts, Archaeologies of Memory is a groundbreaking textual content that provides a coherent framework for the examine of reminiscence in prior societies.

  • Serves as an available creation to principal concerns within the examine of reminiscence, together with authority and identification, and the position reminiscence performs of their construction and transformation.
  • Presents a suite of newly commissioned essays that supply a coherent framework for the research of reminiscence in earlier societies.
  • Brings jointly essays from either anthropological and classical archaeologists.
  • Includes contributions drawn from quite a few cultures and time classes, together with New state Egypt and the prehistoric American Southwest.

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Vijayanagara was defeated and its first capital was hastily abandoned. Over the course of the next century, Vijayanagara’s rulers shifted ever further south to the cities of Penukonda, Chandragiri, and Vellore. Although each of these successive capitals was given the name Vijayanagara to link it to the former site of imperial grandeur, with each shift the empire became smaller and its authority weakened. As Vijayanagara declined (beginning even before the 1565 defeat), numerous smaller states rose to prominence across the empire’s former territories.

These were small states compared to their predecessor and many were fragile and shortlived. Yet, their rhetoric of kingship was vast, entailing, in many cases, claims to the mantle of Vijayanagara’s legitimacy. This pattern is evident in the origin stories of several nayaka states. For example, the origin story of the Madurai nayaka state (which is preserved in several versions) involves a complex recounting of interactions between the archetypal great emperor of Vijayanagara, Krisnadevaraya (1509–1529 ad) and the first ruler of Madurai and 30 Carla M.

They were depicted in numerous tomb paintings dating to the much later reigns of Ramesside pharaohs such as those evidenced in the tombs of Khabekhenet (tomb 2), Ken (tomb 4), Neferabet (tomb 5), Ramose (tomb 7), Penbuy (tomb 10), Raweben (tomb 210), Neferhotep (tomb 216), Nebenmaat (tomb 219), Ramose (tomb 250), Inherkhau (tomb 299), and Nakhtamun (tomb 335). Scenes in Khabekhenet’s tomb suggest that the image of Amenhotep was carried in procession during festival time, and festivals dedicated to the royal couple were the most numerous and diverse within Deir el Medina ( Valbelle 1985:322–5).

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