Hyksos Essay Plan

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HYKSOS ESSAY PLAN Assess the impact of the Hyksos on Egypt during this period Introduction The Hyksos domination provided the Egyptians with the incentive and the means towards world expansion - Breasted Context = Within the second intermediary period, such was a time of “Dire havoc and confusion” (Bradley). Egyptian rule was dis-unified as well as fragile. Hyksos rule over Egypt is in fact what catalyses their transgression into a nascent empire, where the Hyksos had captured Avaris, Cusae as well as Memphis. Hyksos rule over Egypt lasted for 100 years, and thusly lead to assimilation of their religion and the introduction of new processes and products to the economy” - Bradley Great impact on Egypt = Technological, political, cultural. All allowing Egypt to ultimately transcend into a belligerent, apodictic Empire. All ultimately “laid the foundations and to a great extent determined the character of New Kingdom” - Breasted 2. Body According to Redford, “To deny the impact of the Hyksos upon Egypt in their time would be an act of ignorance” 1.) Motivation for Imperialism - The Hyksos domination provided the Egyptians with the incentive and the means towards world expansion - Breasted Hemmed in by Hyksos to the North + Nubians south(Alliance between the two) - Bradley quote Trapped by Hyksos to go north of Cusae (Use source, archaeological, find in booklet) Destroyed + Damaged temples - Manetho = “they burned our cities ruthlessly, razed to the ground the temples of the Gods and treated all the natives with cruel hostility” Talk about embarrassment/humiliation - Thus, “the proud superiority of Egypt over all her previous opponents was very rudely dashed to the ground, with important consequences to the Egyptian spirit” Thus the Hyksos domination of Egypt provided the Egyptians with the incentive and the means towards world expansion and so

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