The Reign of Amannote-erike: Analyses of Identity and Kingship

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dc.contributor.advisor Spalinger, A en
dc.contributor.advisor Lohwasser, A en Eltze, Elizabeth en 2019-07-24T22:06:41Z en 2018 en
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dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the creation and display of identity in the extant textual evidence attributed to fifth century B.C.E. Kushite king, Amannote-erike. It investigates the social identity of Napatan Kushite kingship, and Amannote-erike’s self-identification and propagandistic displays in response to that identity. To do this, this thesis analyses the extant textual evidence from Amannote-erike’s reign, located at Temple T at Kawa: the ‘Great Inscription’ (Kawa IX), and three short ‘donation’ inscriptions (Kawa X, XI, and XII). The identities exhibited by Amannote-erike are often necessarily formulaic, since the composition of his texts adhered to established ancient Kushite practices surrounding decorum. This use of decorum situated Amannote-erike within the continuum of Kushite kingship. However, this thesis argues that there are nevertheless inconsistencies in these texts that could provide insight into his personal identity and the ambiguous circumstances surrounding his accession. There is currently no comprehensive study with Amannote-erike as its focus. This thesis addresses this deficiency to some degree. Examining Amannote-erike’s extant textual evidence alerts the modern scholar to aspects of Kushite royal representation that had changed after Aspelta’s reign and those which had not. Besides indicating which parts of ‘accepted’ decorum may have changed, and which had not, this suggests which aspects of royal presentation were of consequence to Amannote-erike himself. This evidence could reveal to us the personality and, possibly, the identity of Amannote-erike. This in turn allows us to reach conclusions regarding his display of his context, religious framework, and the influence of personality on these depictions that are significant to studies of this period in northeast African history. Furthermore, close analysis of Amannote-erike’s texts signifies shifts in Kushite decorum that translate into later Kushite/Meroitic vocabularies of royal self-representation. en
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dc.title The Reign of Amannote-erike: Analyses of Identity and Kingship en
dc.type Thesis en Ancient History en The University of Auckland en Doctoral en PhD en
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