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Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde

Ed. by Bickel, Susanne / Fischer-Elfert, Hans-Werner / Loprieno, Antonio / Richter, Tonio Sebastian

Editorial Board: Baines, John / Blumenthal, Elke / Budka, Julia / Parkinson, Richard / Ryholt, Kim / Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes / Winand, Jean

CiteScore 2018: 0.20

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.120
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 1.425

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Volume 145, Issue 1


The Misnomer of Nomarchs

Οἱ νομάρχαι and Provincial Administrators of the Old-Middle Kingdoms

Jessica Tomkins
Published Online: 2018-05-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zaes-2018-0007


The terms “nome” and “nomarch” are widely used in Egyptology as the basic framework for discussing and understanding provincial administration of the Old to Middle Kingdoms, even though these are much later Greek terms. This article traces the origins of these words and highlights the problems encountered by applying these later terms to an earlier period of Egyptian history, and how they have obscured our understanding of the mechanics of provincial administration of the Old to Middle Kingdoms.

Keywords: Nomarch; nome; nome administration; provinces

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Published Online: 2018-05-29

Published in Print: 2018-06-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, Volume 145, Issue 1, Pages 95–104, ISSN (Online) 2196-713X, ISSN (Print) 0044-216X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zaes-2018-0007.

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