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State Correspondence in the Ancient WorldFrom New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire$
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Karen Radner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199354771

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354771.001.0001

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Egyptian State Correspondence of the New Kingdom

Egyptian State Correspondence of the New Kingdom

The Letters of the Levantine Client Kings in the Amarna Correspondence and Contemporary Evidence

(p.10) Chapter 1 Egyptian State Correspondence of the New Kingdom
State Correspondence in the Ancient World

Jana Mynářová

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyzes the communication strategies of New Kingdom Egypt in its holdings in the Levant (Syro-Palestine) during the 14th century BC, taking its departure from the vassal rulers’ correspondence of the so-called Amarna Letters.

Keywords:   State communication, Long-distance communication, Messenger, Envoy, Tell el-Amarna, Amarna Letters, New Kingdom Egypt, Late Bronze Age, Vassal, Cuneiform tablet, Papyrus

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