Friday, October 7, 2016

Causing His Name to Live: Studies in Egyptian Epigraphy and History in Memory of William J. Murnane

[First posted in AWOL 25 October 2010, updated 7 October 2016 (links now to the Internet Archive)]

Causing His Name to Live: Studies in Egyptian Epigraphy and History in Memory of William J. Murnane
Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Volume 37
Edited by Peter Brand and Louise Cooper
(E. J. Brill Academic Publishers: Leiden, 2009)
ISBN 978 90 04 176447 * ISSN 1566-2055
William J. Murnane (1945-2000) dedicated his life to the epigraphic recording and historical interpretation of the monuments of pharaonic Egypt. In tribute to his important contributions to Egyptology, a prominent group of his colleagues and students offer a range of new studies on Egyptian epigraphy and historiography. Amarna studies loom large in the volume as they did in Murnane's own work. Several chapters investigate the art, history and chronology of the reigns of Akhenaten and his immediate successors. Other contributions deal with historical issues, especially those connected with the epigraphic and archaeological aspects of the Theban temples of Karnak and Luxor. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and drawings.

Through the generosity of E. J. Brill, all of the content of the book Causing His Name to Live will remain available here for free public use. Although the content is the same, the typesetting and formatting of the material on this website differs from that of the printed book. 

Abbreviations download PDF
Acknowledgements download PDF
Introduction download PDF
Bibliography of William J. Murnane's Publications  download PDF
Additional Images of William J. Murnane
James P. Allen, "The Amarna Succession" download PDF
Michel Azim & Vincent Rondot, "Note archéologique et épigraphique sur les architraves de la grande salle hypostyle du temple d’Amon-Rê à Karnak" download PDF
Peter J.  Brand, "Usurped Cartouches of Merenptah at Karnak and Luxor" download PDF
Amy Calvert, "Quantifying Regalia: A Contextual Study into the Variations and Significance of Egyptian Royal Costume Using Relational Databases and Advanced Statistical Analyses" download PDF
Lorelei H. Corcoran, "A Fond Remembrance: William Joseph Murnane, Jr. March 22, 1945 – November 17, 2000" download PDF
Peter Dorman, "The Long Coregency Revisited: Architectural and Iconographic Conundra in the Tomb of Kheruef" download PDF
Jacobus van Dijk, "The Death of Meketaten" download PDF
Earl Ertman, "Images of Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti in the Style of the Previous Reign" download PDF
Richard Fazzini, "Two Semi-Erased Kushite Cartouches in the Precinct of Mut at South Karnak" download PDF
Luc Gabolde, "Un assemblage au nom d'Amenemhat Ier dans les magasins du temple de Louxor" download PDF
Marc Gabolde, "Under a Deep Blue Starry Sky" download PDF
Helen Jacquet-Gordon, "The Festival on which Amun went out to the Treasury" download PDF
W. Raymond Johnson, "A Sandstone Relief of Tutankhamun in the Liverpool Museum from the Luxor Temple Colonnade Hall" download PDF
Kenneth A. Kitchen, "Egyptian New-Kingdom Topographical Lists: An Historical Resource with ‘Literary’ Histories" download PDF
François Larché, "A Reconstruction of Senwosret I’s Portico and Some Structures of Amenhotep I at Karnak" download PDF
Donald B. Redford, "The Land of Ramesses" download PDF


  1. It is devious that they changed the typsetting and formatting from the printed edition which means you cannot cite it and will be forced still to acquire the $179 version in order to cite the appropriate page.

  2. It's not devious at all, type and format are the components of the publication that Brill claims as its own and will not allow online.

    Why can't a person cite the online version?

  3. As a contributor to this volume, I was delighted that it remained available online in addition to being traditionally published. The printed version did not allow for the many color photographs that I included in my article (they are b&w in the publication), but the color images are included in the digital version, so people have an option. Open access brings so many benefits!

  4. Excellent point Amy, and it makes the online version the more complete version, and therefore the preferable one to cite!