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Alliances and interdynastic marriages in the Ancient Near East: the Egyptian perspective in the 14-13th centuries BC

Grant number: 18/11390-8
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2018
Effective date (End): September 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Ancient and Medieval History
Principal researcher:Marcelo Aparecido Rede
Grantee:André Shinity Kawaminami
Supervisor abroad: Damien Agut-Labordere
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Paris 10), France  
Associated to the scholarship:16/22412-7 - The diplomatic marriages in the Amarna letters: the pharaonic perspective in the second half of 14th Century b.C., BP.IC

Abstract

This project intends to analyze the Amarna Letters - written in the middle of 14th century BC corresponding to the kingdoms of Amenhotep III (c.1388-1351 BC) and Amenhotep IV - later known as Akhenaton (c.1351-1334 BC) - exchanged between Egypt and some kingdoms of the Ancient Near East combined with some Egyptian sources from the Ramesses II's period (1279-1213 BC), in order to outline the pharaonic perspective about the interdynastic marriages in relation to the others Asian king's perspectives and the implications of this practice to the pharaoh. (AU)

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