Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Imagining the PastHistorical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Colleen Manassa

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199982226

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982226.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 17 January 2022

The Capture of Joppa

The Capture of Joppa

(p.66) Chapter 3 The Capture of Joppa
Imagining the Past

Colleen Manassa

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the story The Capture of Joppa, set during the reign of Thutmose III, but copied during the early Nineteenth Dynasty, preserved only in papyrus British Museum 10060 (P. Harris 500). The story unfolds in a plausible historical setting, with mention of both the maryannu and Apiru, suggesting that the author set out to use authentic Eighteenth Dynasty elements to create the narrative’s setting. New examinations of the loan words and foreign elements within the text, including tekhbesti-baskets and the awenet-staff suggest that the author intentionally used foreign elements to express Egyptian imperial domination within the tale. The military stratagem of smuggling soldiers in transport containers or other “tribute” is traced from ancient Egypt through the Greek Trojan horse and the Persian Shahnameh.

Keywords:   Joppa, basketry, loan words, Thutmose III, smiting scenes, Military stratagem, Djehuty, Egyptian general, Siege, Apiru, Maryannu

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .