Egyptian Social History: Architecture in Context

7.5 credits

Course, Master's level, 5EG703

Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Uppsala, 50%, On-campus, English

Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Uppsala, 50%, On-campus, English For exchange students

About the course

All kinds of architecture form part of social spaces essential for understanding architecture in relation to its use and users. This course provides an in-depth analysis of royal and private monuments from Ancient Egypt from around 3500 BC through the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

The focus is on the development of domestic and non-domestic architecture which include palaces, fortifications, settlements, tombs and temples. The building processes are studied as reflections of interaction within the hierarchical social structure. The monuments will be analysed using published plans and photographs. The study of decoration and furnishings provides for a better understanding of the function and meaning of Egyptian monuments. The relationship between architecture and landscape forms an essential aspect of the analysis.

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