Chapter 4. Political Organization and Social Structure

  1. Marc Van De Mieroop

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696644.ch4

The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II

The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II

How to Cite

Van De Mieroop, M. (2007) Political Organization and Social Structure, in The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696644.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 16 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160698

Online ISBN: 9780470696644

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Keywords:

  • political organization;
  • social structure;
  • modern scholarship;
  • akhetaten;
  • self-sufficient estate

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Akhetaten

  • New Capitals and the Concentration of Power

  • Capital Cities and Notions of Kingship

  • Citadels and Social Structures

  • Struggles for Power

  • Lavish Tombs

  • Systemic Social Inequality