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Writing trauma: Ipuwer and the curation of cultural memory

Morris, Ellen F.

This essay places a much-maligned exemplar of lamentation literature in dialogue with recent climate data, medieval and Ottoman period Egyptian famines, studies of famine and plague cross-culturally, writings about cultural memory, and trauma studies to argue that the text sheds valuable light on Egypt's social history.

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"An Excellent Fortress for his Armies, a Refuge for the People": Egyptological, Archaeological, and Biblical Studies in Honor of James K. Hoffmeier
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Penn State University Press/Eisenbrauns

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Classics and Ancient Studies (Barnard College)
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August 24, 2020

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Morris, Ellen. 2020. "Writing trauma: Ipuwer and the curation of cultural memory." In “An Excellent Fortress for his Armies, a Refuge for the People”: Egyptological, Archaeological, and Biblical Studies in Honor of James K. Hoffmeier, eds. R. E. Averbeck and K. L. Younger, Jr. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press/Eisenbrauns, 231-252.