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Dissertation

Resistance against the Achaemenid Empire: The Egyptian Rebellions of 521 and 487/86 BC

On 15 February 2023 Uzume Wijnsma successfully defended a doctoral thesis and graduated.

Author
U.Z. Wijnsma
Date
15 February 2023
Links
Leiden Repository

Egypt became a province of the Persian or Achaemenid Empire in 526 BC. In the decades thereafter, some inhabitants of the Delta and Nile Valley rebelled against their Persian overlords. Though these rebellions are well known, they have been little studied. The present thesis provides an in-depth study of the first two rebellions of Persian-Period Egypt: the rebellion that began in ca. 521 BC, and which may have lasted until 519/18 BC, and the rebellion that began in ca. 487/86 BC, and which may have lasted until 485/84 BC.

Supervisors: prof. dr. C. Waerzeggers and Prof. dr. J.F. Quack (Universit├Ąt Heidelberg)

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