Rise of the Hyksos: Egypt and the Levant from the Middle Kingdom to the Early Second Intermediate Period

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Manetho's obscure reference to a race of invaders has been a constant source of debate and controversy. But who are these invaders? They are named the `Hyksos' - a Greek modification of the Egyptian expression HqA xAs.wt `ruler of foreign lands'. The Hyksos are correlated with the Fifteenth Dynasty of the Second Intermediate Period, a time characterised by the destabilisation and regionalisation of the Egyptian state. Several scholars have pondered over their victory and rule in Egypt, from the manner in which they entered ...

Rise of the Hyksos: Egypt and the Levant from the Middle Kingdom to the Early Second Intermediate Period 2015, Archaeopress Archaeology, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781784911331

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