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To talk of “Culture Contacts and the Making of Cultures” is in truth to discuss the basic approaches during which cultures are shaped and maintained. there's a seeming contradiction among those agendas of inquiry: whereas “the making of cultures” conjures up the research of targeted efforts invested within the construction of discrete social entities via marked cultural limitations, “culture contacts” demands the quest of the fluidity of such entities and the consistent complicated move and trade among them. yet in fact, it's the interaction among the 2 forces that underlie cultural dynamics in no matter what social environment, from (what appear to be) the main rigidly closed and “uncontaminated” ones to people who look super heterogeneous and unsettled. it's the figuring out of this multifaceted tradition dynamics because the equipment that makes social worlds going which has been the driver of Itamar Even-Zohar’s life-long scholarly undertaking, to which he has been dedicating his highbrow paintings for over 40 years, in thought in addition to a protracted sequence of case reports. Encompassing wisdom of such a lot of assorted cultures, their languages, histories and daily practices, from medieval Scandinavian and Russian conversing territories, via sleek nationwide Hebrew, Italian or Iberian cultures, to fresh advancements in modern Iceland and Newfoundland, Even-Zohar has amassed vastly diversified proof, all of which underlie his large theoretical view of such tactics of socio-cultural formation, switch, consolidation or disintegration. This quantity of papers through Even-Zohar’s colleagues is an expression of the range of his paintings. [Rakefet Sela-Sheffy, “Introduction”]

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Also the stratigraphy of the site of ʻEzbet Helmy/Tell el-Dabʻa supports this location (Fig. 15). Peru-nefer is well attested by written records for the reigns of Tuthmosis III and Amenophis II. This is precisely the period for which we have a body of strong archaeological evidence for a military and royal presence at the site (see above). At times the writings are silent about Peru-nefer, that is during the reign of Tuthmosis IV and perhaps the early reign of Amenophis III. 18th Dynasty installations at ʻEzbet Helmi are missing and were apparently abandoned.

Freiburg (Switzerland): Universitätverlag, and Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Bibby, M. 2003. " In R. Ives, D. Lines, C. Naunton and N. Wahlberg eds, Current Research in Egyptology 3: December 2001. BAR International Series 1192. Oxford: Archaeopress: 13-8. Bietak, M. 1975. Tell el-Dabʻa II: Der Fundort im Rahmen einer archäologisch-geographischen Untersuchung über das ägyptische Ostdelta. Untersuchungen der Zweigstelle Kairo des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes 1. DÖAW 4. Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

20 Carlotti 2008, 55-66. I owe this reference to Jean-Luc Gabolde. 18 29 CULTURE CONTACTS AND THE MAKING OF CULTURES Dynasties. Building their new residences at Tanis and Bubastis, the new Libyan kings helped themselves to readily available building material from the old capital after that city had lost its role (Habachi 2001: 90-92; Uphill 1984: 110-125, 157-162, 223-224). It is therefore highly likely that this block of Amenophis II also, ultimately, originated from the area of Tell el-Dabʻa/ʻEzbet Helmi.

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