last update: 11/3/11

History 370

Lectures and Reading Assignments
Abbreviations of Citations and Location Codes

AELLichtheim, Miriam. Ancient Egyptian Literature: A Book of Readings. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975-1980. Volume 1, The Old and Middle Kingdoms (1975). Volume 2, The New Kingdom 1976). Volume 3, The Late Period (1980).(Addlestone Library Reserve)
ANETPritchard, James. B., editor. Ancient Near Eastern Texts Related to the Old Testament, 3rd ed. with Supplement. Princeton. Princeton University Press, 1969. (Addlestone Library Reference)
CANESasson, Jack M., editor-in-chief. Civilizations of the Ancient Near East. Four volumes. New York: Scribner, 1995 onward. (Addlestone Library Reference)
ELJAddlestone Library Electronic Journals (available through JStore)
Hallo, Context of ScriptureHallo, W. H., and K. L. Younger, eds. The Context of Scripture. Three volumes. Leiden: Brill, 1997-2002. Volume 1, Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World (1997). Volume 2, Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World (2001). Volume 3, Archival Documents from the Biblical World (2002).(Addlestone Library Reference)
LAESimpson, W. K. et al., eds. Literature of Ancient Egypt. Third edition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. (Addlestone Library Reference)
PerAddlestone Library Periodicals Room (among the journals)
RefAddlestone Library Reference Room
RSAddlestone Library Reserves (behind the check-out counter)
WLink on this Web Page; available for downloading

Week 1: August 23 and 25
	(8/23) Introduction: Course Description
	(8/25) Deconstructing Egyptian Civilization
W 		H. Whitehouse, "Egypt in European Thought," in CANE 1, 15-31 (click to open).
Week 2: August 30 and September 1
	(8/30-9/1) Ancient Egypt: Historical Overview I
W/Ref		W. Murnane, "The History of Ancient Egypt: An Overview," in CANE 2/5, 691-717 (click to open);
W/ELJ		K. Kitchen, "The Chronology of Ancient Egypt," World Archaeology 23/2
			(October 1991): 201-208 (click to open).
Week 3: September 6 and 8
	(9/6) Orientalism and the Distortion of Ancient Egypt
W		A. L. Macfie, "Introduction," in Orientalism: A Reader, 1-8 (click to open);
W/RS		E. Said, "Imaginative Geography and its Representations: Orientalizing the Oriental,"
			in Orientalism, 49-73 (click to open).

RS		Video: "Ancient Egypt, Modern Medicine" (deconstructing popular notions of Egyptian medicine)
		Due Sept. 13: Write a 1-page Reaction Paper (single-spaced) integrating the following
		questions into a single essay pertaining to this video:
		How is the general approach of this video actually an example of poor historical methodology
		and interpretation? To what extent do reductionism and sensationalism function in the video, 
		and how are they destructive of true historical discourse? Finally, how do notions related to 
		Orientalism occur in the video, and how might the video adhere to concepts associated with 
		negative aspects of Orientalism (including an emphasis on the exotic and sensational)?

	(9/8) Introducing Egyptian Medicine and Historiography
		Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, 8-23;
		Pinch, Egyptian Magic, 1-17;
W 		Ghalioungui, Ebers Papyrus, 1-7 (click to open);
W/ELJ		W. B. Harer, Review of The Medical Skills of Ancient Egypt, by J. W. Estes.
			In Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 28 (1991): 229-31 (click to open);
W		R. Ritner, Review of The Medical Skills of Ancient Egypt, by J. W. Estes.
			In Society for Ancient Medicine Newsletter 18 (1990): 18 (click to open).
Week 4: September 13 and 15
	(9/13-15) Egyptian Magic: An Overview
		Pinch, Egyptian Magic, 18-32, 61-89;
W/RS		J. Borghouts, Ancient Egyptian Magical Texts, Spell 84, pp. 51-55 (click to open);	
W		"Magical Spell for the Protection of a Child" (Piccione) (click to open);
W/RS		R. Ritner, "Toward a Definition of Magic," in The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian
			Magical Practice, 3-28, 54-57, 67-72 (click to open).
Ref		R. Ritner, "Magic in Medicine," in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt 2, 326-329;

	(9/13) Due: Reaction paper on video, "Ancient Egypt, Modern Medicine" (see above, Sept. 1).

	(9/15) Video: "Egypt: Land of the Gods, Pt. 4, Land of Magic" 

Week 5: September 20 and 22
	 (9/20-22) Theoretical Bases of Disease: Aetiology
	 	Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, 56-63, 64-95;
		Pinch, Egyptian Magic, 104-132;
W 		P. Ghalioungui, "The Causation of Disease," in
			The House of Life, Per Ankh, 52-62 (click to open);	
W/RS		R. Ritner, "The Bentresh Stela," in LAE, 361-366 (click to open);
W/RS		E. Wente, "Letters to the Dead and to the Gods," in Letters from Ancient Egypt,
			211-217 (nos. 341-342, 345-346, 349-350, 352) (click to open).
Week 6: September 27 and 29		
	(9/27) Character and Legacy of Egyptian Medicine 	
		Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, 96-104;
		Pinch, Egyptian Magic, 161-177;
Rs 		Harris, "Medicine," in The Legacy of Egypt, 112-137; 	
W		Longrigg, "Early Alexandrian Medical Science," in Greek Rational Medicine, 177-219; (click to open).
	(9/29) The Egyptian Physician	 	
		Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, 113-35; 
		Pinch, Egyptian Magic, 133-146;
W		Amundsen and Ferngren, "The Forensic Role of Physicians in Ptolemaic
			and Roman Egypt," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 52 (1978): 336-353 (click to open);
W		Ghalioungui, Excerpts from The Physicians of Pharaonic Egypt:
			"Structure of the Medical Profession," 87, 89-97; "Egyptian Physicians Abroad," 76-80 (click to open);
W/RS		Lichtheim, "Statue Inscription of Udjahorresne," in AEL, vol. 3, 36-40 (click to open). 	

Week 7: October 4 and 6 (Midterm Week)
	(10/4) Features of Egyptian Medical Practice 	
		Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, 24-41, 42-56, 197 [bottom]-202; 	
W		Ghalioungui, P. "Early Specialization in Ancient Egyptian Medicine and
			Its Possible Relation to the Archetypal Image of the Human Organism,"
			Medical History 13 (1969): 383-386 (click to open);
W/JL		Ritner, R. "Innovations and Adaptations in Ancient Egyptian Therapies,"
			Journal of Near Eastern Studies 59 (2000): 107-117 (click to open). 
	(10/6) Midterm Examination (60 mins.)
Week 8: October 11 and 13
	(10/11) Egyptian Surgical Practices 	
		Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, 163-190; 	
W		Aldred, C. "A Possible Case of Amputation,"  Man 64 (1964): no. 58 (click to open);	
W		Meinardus, "Mythological, Historical, and Sociological Aspects of
			the Practice of Female Circumcision among the Egyptians," in Acta
			Ethnographica Academiae Scientarum Hungaricae, series 9,  16 (1967): 387-397 (click to open).
W		Brothwell, and Moeller-Christensen, "A Possible Case of Amputation Dated 2,000 B.C.,"
			Man 63 (1963): no. 244, pp. 192-194 (click to open).

	(10/13) Egyptian Surgical Practices (II)
W		Allen, J. P. "The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus," 70-115 (click to open);
W		Messiha, "Ancient Egyptian Surgical Instruments," Bulletin of the Center of
			Papyrological Studies 3 (1986): 17-22 (click to open);	
W		Van Houten, T. "The Edwin Smith Papyrus: I. The Surgical Management of Injuries."
			MASCA Journal 1/4 (1980): 99-101 (click to open);
W		Van Houten, T. "The Edwin Smith Papyrus: II. Surgical Management in Cases of Uncertain
			or Dubious Prognosis." MASCA Journal 1/6 (1980): 182-84 (click to open).
	(10/12) Midterm grades available online

		+ + + FALL BREAK: October 16 through 18 + + +

Week 9: October 18 and 20

	All panel members to meet in class with their groups & with the professor,
	including discussion of their issues & updating the class on their progress
	(attendance is mandatory).
	(10/21) Last day to withdraw with grade of "W"
Week 10: October 25 and 27
	(10/25)  Women's Health Issues 	
		Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, 191-197; 
W		Stevens, "Gynaecology from Ancient Egypt: The Papyrus Kahun,"
			The Medical Journal of Australia 21 (December 1975): 949-952 (click to open);	
W		Iversen, E. Papyrus Carlsberg No. VIII with Some Remarks on the Egyptian
			Origin of Some Popular Birth Prognoses (click to open);
W		Riddle, "Egyptian Papyrus Sources," in Contraception and Abortion from the
			Ancient World to the Renaissance, 66-73 (click to open).
	(10/27) Materia Medica
			Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, 136-62; 	
JL		Bassett, et al. "Tetracycline-Labeled Human Bone from Ancient Sudanese Nubia (A.D. 350),"
		Science 209, no. 4464 (26 September 1980): 1532-34; 	
W		Dawson, W. "The Mouse in Egyptian and Later Medicine." Journal of
			Egyptian Archaeology 10 (1924): 83-86 (click to open);
W		Estes, "The Swnw’s Medicines" and "A Postscript from a Modern
			Laboratory" in The Medical Skills of Ancient Egypt, rev. ed., 92-112, 65-71 (click to open);	
W		Harer, "Pharmacological and Biological Properties of the Egyptian
			Lotus," Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 22 (1985): 49-54 (click to open);	
W		Mills, J. O. "Beyond Nutrition: Antibiotics Produced through Grain Storage
			Practices, Their Recognition and Implications for the Egyptian Predynastic." In
			The Followers of Horus, 27-36 (click to open).	

Week 11: November 1 and 3
	(11/1) Palaeopathology
W		Armelagos and Mills, "Palaeopathology as Science: The Contribution
			of Egyptology," in Biological Anthropology and the Study of Ancient Egypt, 1-18 (click to open);
W		Buikstra, et al. "What Diseases Plagued Ancient Egyptians? A Century
			of Controversy Considered," in Biological Anthropology and the Study of Ancient Egypt, 24-53 (click to open);-->
W		Harer, "Health in Pharaonic Egypt," in Biological Anthropology and
			the Study of Ancient Egypt, 19-23 (click to open);
W		Pirsig, W. and F. Parsche, "Instruments for Transnasal Brain
			Removal during Embalming by the Ancient Egyptians," International Journal of Anthropology 6/1 (1991): 67-74 (click to open).

	(11/3) PANEL #1, Topic: "Diseases and Medical Conditions" (written white papers due 11/15):
			Ceraldi, Dawson, McAllister Reeves (Chair), Woods
W 		Ghalioungui, ("The Book of the Wandering of Wekhedu," internal disorders)
			in Ebers Papyrus, 230-232, nos. 856a-h (click to open);
Week 12: November 8 and 10
	(11/8) PANEL #2, Topic: "Surgery, Medical Therapies and Practices" (written white papers due 11/15):
			Eargle (Chair), Hay, Oldland, Tidsworth	
W 		Ghalioungui, ("Ulcers, Tumors, Swellings"+ leprosy?),
		  in Ebers Papyrus, 232-256, nos. 857-877 (click to open);
W 		Piccione, ed.	, "Survey of Trauma Cases from the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus" (click to open);
W 		Piccione, ed.	, "Medical Case Study: Skull Fracture-Sinus Perforation, Edwin Smith Papyrus Case no. 7" (click to open).

	(11/10) PANEL #3, Topic: "Medical Papyri and Texts" (submit white papers to History Dept.;
			due 11/17):
			Bianchi, Roberts,, Shumway, Stanton	Readings:
W 		Ghalioungui, ("The Book of the Heart" and cardiac issues),
		 in Ebers Papyrus, 217-230, nos. 854-855v (click to open);
Week 13: November 15 and 17
	(11/15) PANEL #4, Topic: "Women's Health Issues" (written white papers due 11/22):
			Farrier, Fowler, Gartner, Hardee, Rogers
W 		Ghalioungui, (Gynaecological/obstetrical issues) in Ebers Papyrus, 200-213, nos. 783-839 (click to open);
W/JL		Ritner, R. "A Uterine Amulet in the Oriental Institute Collection,"
			Journal of Near Eastern Studies 43 (1984): 209-221 (click to open);
W		Ghalioungui, Khalil and Ammar, "On an Ancient Egyptian Method of Diagnosing Pregnancy and
			Determining Foetal Sex," Medical History 7 (1963): 241-46 (click to open).

	(11/17) NO CLASS: Continue Preparation of White Papers and Presentations


Week 14: November 22 and 24 (Thanksgiving Week)
	(11/22) PANEL #5, Topic: "Dentistry and Dental Health" (written white papers due 12/1):
			Alexander, Campbell (Chair), Heimkreiter, Lease	
		Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine, 202 [bottom]-205;
W 		Ghalioungui, (dental issues) in Ebers Papyrus, 189-191, nos. 739-749 (click to open);
EJL/W		Leek, "The Practice of Dentistry in Ancient Egypt," JEA 53 (1967): 51-58; (click to open);
EJL/W 		Leek, "Teeth and Bread in Ancient Egypt," Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 58 (1972): 126-32 (click to open);
W 		Weeks, "Ancient Egyptian Dentistry," in X-Ray Atlas of the Royal Mummies, 99-121. (click to open).

	(11/24) Thanksgiving (NO CLASS)

Week 15: November 29 and December 1
	(11/29) PANEL #6, Topic: "Palaeopathology" (written white papers due 12/5):
			Barkley (Chair), Cox, Thornbury, Varnadore
W		Hawass et al., "Ancestry and Pathology in King Tutankhamun’s Family." JAMA 303/7
			(Feb.17, 2010): 638-647 + "Supplementary Online Content" (click to open);
W		"King Tutankhamun’s Family and Demise" = letters of reply and objection to
			Hawass et al., "Ancestry and Pathology in King Tutankhamun’s Family." JAMA 303/24 (June 23/30, 2010): 2471-2475 (click to open);

	(12/1) Last Day of Class: 


	(12/5) Last Day of Classes for Term
	(12/6) READING DAY--no classes (Storm Makeup Day)


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