The Amarna Period

Complete Bibliography

Some twelve years ago – in 1991 – the eminent English Egyptologist Geoffrey Martin published hisBibliography of the Amarna Age and Its Aftermath. Although a highly useful volume, being in printed form, it was – nonetheless – outdated within the year. This, of course, is extremely regrettable, particularly in view of the extreme interest engendered by the Amarna Period among scholars and laymen alike.

By way of replacement, this page will soon offer a complete and comprehensive Bibliography of the Amarna Period in Egypt and the surrounding lands, organised alphabetically by author / date, embracing all aspects of history and culture. The benefits of electronic publication, of course, mean that the Bibliography never need become outdated and can be supplied to the research and interest community absolutely free of charge.

This Bibliography will thereafter be utilised to create lists for various themes and sub-topics, the first of which is the city of el Amarna / Akhetaten itself. Please note that, although extensive (over 100 entries already), the list is still currently incomplete.

A guide to the Abbreviations employed may be consulted here.
Aldred, Cyril

[1957] “The End of the El-‘Amarna Period”, JEA 43 (1957), pp.30-41.

[1973] Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Brooklyn Museum: New York, 1973.

[1976] “The Horizon of the Aten”, JEA 62 (1976), p.184.

[1982] “El-Amarna”, in James, T.G.H. (ed.), Excavating in Egypt: The Egypt Exploration Society 1882-1982, Chicago & London, 1982, pp.89-106.

[1988] Akhenaten: King of Egypt, London, 1988.

Aldred, Cyril & Sandison, A.T.

[1962] “The Pharaoh Akhenaten: A Problem in Egyptology and Pathology”, Bulletin of the History of Medicine 36 (1962), pp.293-316.

Allen, James P.

[1988] “Two Altered Inscriptions of the Late Amarna Period”, JARCE 25 (1988), pp.117-126.

[1989] “The Natural Philosophy of Akhenaten”, in Simpson, W.K. (ed.), Religion and Philosophy in Ancient Egypt, [Yale Egyptological Studies 3], New Haven, 1989, pp.89-102.

[1991] “Akhenaten’s ‘Mystery’ Coregent and Successor”, Amarna Letters I (1991), pp.74-85.

[1994] “Nefertiti and Smen-kha-re”, GM 141 (1994), pp.7-17.

Anthes, R.

[1952] Die Maat des Echnaton von Amarna [Supplement to JAOS 14, April – June 1952].

Asselbergs, Henri

[1923] “Ein merkwürdiges Relief Amenophis IV im Louvre Museum”, ZÄS 58 (1923), pp.36-38.

Assmann, Jan

[1972a] “Palast oder Tempel? Überlegungen zur Architektur und Topographie von Amarna”, JNES31 (1972), pp.143-155.

[1972b] “Die ‘Häresie’ des Echnaton von Amarna”, Saeculum 22 (1972), pp.109-126.

[1980] “Die ‘Loyalistiche Lehrer’ Echnatons”, SAK 8 (1980), pp.1-32.

[1989] “State and Religion in the New Kingdom”, in Simpson, W.K. (ed.), Religion and Philosophy in Ancient Egypt, [Yale Egyptological Studies 3], New Haven, 1989, pp.55-88.

[1995] Egyptian Solar Religion in the New Kingdom – Re, Amun and the Crisis of Polytheism, [translated by A. Alcock], Kegan Paul International: London & New York, 1995.

Badawy, A.

[1956] “Maru-Aten: Pleasure Resort or Temple?”, JEA 42 (1956), pp.58-64.

Baines, John

[1998] “The Dawn of the Amarna Age”, in O’Connor, David & Cline, Eric H. (eds), Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign, Ann Arbor, 1998, pp.271-312.

Bell, M.

[1986] “A Hittite Pendant from Amarna”, AJA 90 (1986), pp.145-51.

Bennett, J.

[1939] “The Restoration Inscription of Tut’ankhamun”, JEA 25 (1939), pp.8-15.

Blackman, A.M.

[1922] “A Study of the Liturgy Celebrated in the Temple of the Aton at El-Amarna”, in Recueil d’études égyptologiques dédiées à la mémoire de Jean-François Champollion [Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes 234], Paris, 1922, pp.505-527.

Bosse-Griffiths, Kate

[2001] Amarna Studies and other selected papers [OBO 182, edited by J. Gwyn Griffiths), Fribourg University Press, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Göttingen, 2001.

Boyce, Andrew

[1995] “Reports on the Excavation of House P.46.33: The Finds”, Amarna Reports 6 (1995), pp.44-136.

Brier, Bob

[1998] The Murder of Tutankhamun, New York, 1998.

Bryce, Trevor R.

[1990] “The Death of Niphururiya and Its Aftermath”, JEA 76 (1990), pp.97-105.

Cohen, Raymond & Westbrook, Raymond

[2000] Amarna Diplomacy – the Beginnings of International Relations, John Hopkins UP: Baltimore & London, 2000.

Cooney, J.D.

[1965] Amarna Reliefs from Hermopolis in American Collections, Brooklyn, 1965.

Cooney, J.D. & Simpson, William Kelly

[1951] “An Architectural Fragment from Amarna”, Brooklyn Museum Bulletin 12.4 (1951), pp.1-12.

Crocker, Piers T.

[1985] “Status Symbols in the Architecture of El-‘Amarna”, JEA 71 (1985), pp.52-65.

Cruz-Uribe, Eugene

[1998] “Atum, Shu, and the Gods during the Amarna Period”, JSSEA 25 (1998), pp.15-22.

Daniel, Laurent

[1971] “Reconstruction d’une paroi du temple d’Aton à Karnak”, Kêmi 21 (1971), pp.151-154.

Davies, Norman de Garis

[1908] The Rock Tombs of El-Amarna V, London, 1908.

[1923] “Akhenaten at Thebes”, JEA 9 (1923), pp.132-152.

Davies, W. Vivian

[1982] “The Origin of the Blue Crown”, JEA 68 (1982), pp.69-76.

Eaton-Krauss, Marianne

[1981] “Miscellanea Amarnensia”, CdE 51 (1981), pp.245-264.

[1988] “Tutankhamun at Karnak”, MDAIK 44 (1988), pp.1-11.

[1990] “Akhenaten versus Akhenaten”, BiOr 47 (1990), pp.541-559.

[1999] “Tutankhaten in the Paintings of the King’s House at Amarna?”, BACE 10 (1999), pp.13-17.

Eaton-Krauss, Marianne & Murnane, William

[1991] “Tutankhamun, Ay, and the Avenue of Sphinxes between Pylon X and the Mut Precint at Karnak”, BSEG 15 (1991), pp.31-38.

Frankfort, Henry (ed.)

The Mural Painting of El-Amarneh, London, 1929.

Freed, Rita, E., Markowitz, Yvonne J. & D’Auria, Sue H. (eds)

[1999] Pharaohs of the Sun – Akhenaten – Nefertiti – Tutankhamun, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1999.

Friedman, Florence

[1986] “3h (akh) in the Amarna Period”, JARCE 23 (1986), pp.99-106.

Giles, Frederick J.

[1970] Ikhnaton: Legend and History, London, 1970.

[1997] The Amarna Age: Western Asia, (with J. Basil Hennessey and A.B. Knapp), [Australian Centre for Egyptology Studies 5], Aris & Philips, 1997.

[2001] The Amarna Age: Egypt, [The Australian Centre for Egyptology Studies 6], Aris & Phillips, 2001.

Gnirs, Andrea

[1989] “Haremhab – ein Staatsreformator? Neue Betrachtungen zum Haremhab-Dekret”, SAK 16 (1989), pp.83-110.

Gohary, Jocelyn

[1992] Akhenaten’s Sed Festival at Karnak, Kegan Paul International: London, 1992.

Griffith, Francis Ll.

[1926] “Stela in Honour of Amenophis III and Taya, from Tell el-‘Amarnah”, JEA 12 (1926), pp.1-2.

Habachi, Labib

[1965] “Varia from the Reign of Akhenaten”, MDAIK 20 (1965), pp.70-92.

Hari, Robert

[1976] “La reine d’Horemheb était-elle la sœur de Nefertiti?”, CdE 51 (1976), pp.39-46.

[1985] New Kingdom Amarna Period: the Great Hymn to Aten, [Iconography of Religions, Section XVI: Egypt, fascicle 6], Leiden, 1985.

Hess, Richard S.

[1993] Amarna Personal Names, [ASOR Dissertation Series 9], Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake, 1993.

Hornung, Erik

[1992] “The Rediscovery of Akhenaten and His Place in Religion”, JARCE 29 (1992), pp.43-49.

[1995] Echnaton – Die Religion des Lichtes, Zurich, 1995.

Ikram, Salima

[1989] “Domestic Shrines and the Cult of the Royal Family at el-Amarna”, JEA 75 (1989), pp.89-101.

Johnson, W. Raymond

“Amenhotep III and Amarna: Some New Considerations”, JEA 82 (1996), pp.65-82.

Kemp, Barry J.

[1976] “The Window of Appearance at El-Amarna, and the Basic Structure of this City”, JEA 62 (1976), pp.81-99.

[1977] “The city of el-Amarna as a source for the study of urban society in ancient Egypt”, World Archaeology 9 (1977), pp.123-139.

Kemp, Barry J. & Vogelsang-Eastwood, Gillian

[2001] The Ancient Textile Industry at Amarna, [EES Excavation Memoir 68], EES: London, 2001.

Krauss, Rolf

[2000] “Akhenaten: Monotheist? Polytheist?”, BACE 11 (2000), pp.93-101.

Lacovara, Peter

[1997] The New Kingdom Royal City, London & New York, 1991.

Martin, Geoffrey Thorndike

[1986] “Shabtis of Private Persons in the Amarna Period”, MDAIK 42 (1986), pp.109-29.

[1991a] A Bibliography of the Amarna Period and Its Aftermath, London, 1991.

[1991b] The Hidden Tombs of Memphis – New Discoveries from the Time of Tutankhamun and Ramesses the Great, Thames and Hudson: London, 1991.

Meltzer, E.S.

[1978] “The Parentage of Tutankhamun and Smenkhare”, JEA 64 (1978), pp.134-135.

Montserrat, Dominic

[2000] Akhenaten: History, Fantasy and Ancient Egypt, Routledge: London, 2000.

Moran, William L.

[1992] The Amarna Letters, John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, 1992.

Murnane, William J.

[1984] “The El-Amarna Boundary Stelae Project: A Preliminary Report”, NARCE 128 (Winter 1984, pp.40-52.

[1995] Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt, [Writings from the Ancient World Series 5], SBL: Atlanta, 1995.

[1999] “Observations on Pre-Amarna Theology in the Earliest Reign of Amenhotep IV”, in Emily Teeter and John A. Larson (eds), Studies on Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente, [Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 58], The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1999, pp.303-316.

[2001] “The End of the Amarna Period Once Again”, OLZ 96 (2001), pp.9-22.

Murnane, William J. & van Siclen, Charles C.

[1993] The Boundary Stelae of Akhenaten, London, 1993.

Noblecourt, Christine

[1968] “La cueillette du raisin à la fin de l’époque amarnienne”, JEA 54 (1968), pp.82-88.

Ockinga, Boyo G.

[1985] “Amarna Kingship”, Ancient Society 15 (1985), pp.5-25.

O’Connor, David

[1987-88] “Demarcating the Boundaries: An Interpretation of a Scene in the Tomb of Mahu at El-Amarna”, BES 9 (1987-88), pp.41-52.

Owen, Gwil

“The Amarna Courtiers’ Tombs”, Egyptian Archaeology 17 (2000), pp.21-24.

Owen, Gwil & Kemp, Barry J.

[1994] “Craftsmen’s Work Patterns in Unfinished Tombs at Amarna”, CAJ 4 (1994), pp.121-146.

Parkinson, Richard & Schofield, Louise

[1993] “Akhenaten’s Army?”, Egyptian Archaeology 3 (1993), pp.34-35.

[1995] “Images of Mycenaeans: A Recently Acquired Painted Papyrus from El-Amarna”, in Davies, W.V. & Schofield, L. (eds), Egypt, the Aegean and the Levant – Interconnections in the Second Millennium BC, British Museum Press: London, 1995, pp.125-126.

Piankoff, A.

[1964] “Les grandes compositions religieuses du Nouvel Empire et la réforme d’Amarna”, BIFAO 62 (1964), pp.121-128.

Pinch, G.

[1983] “Childbirth and Female Figurines at Deir el-Medina and el-`Amarna”, Orientalia 52 (1983), pp.405-414.

Ray, J.D.

[1975] “The Parentage of Tutankhamun”, Antiquity 49 (1975), pp.45-47.

Redford, Donald B.

[1967] History and the Chronology of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, Toronto, 1967, chapters 5-6.

[1976] The Akhenaten Temple Project I, Warminster, 1976.

[1984] Akhenaten, the Heretic King, Princeton UP, 1984.

Reeves, C. Nicholas

[1994] “A Fragment from the Canopic Jar of an Amarna Queen”, RdE 45 (1994), pp.198-200.

Robins, Gay

[1981] “hmt nsw wrt Meritaton”, GM 52 (1981), pp.75-81.

[1993] “The Representation of Sexual Characteristics in Amarna Art”, JSSEA 23 (1993), pp.29-41.

[1994] “Changes in the Amarna Period”, chapter 6 in Proportion and Style in Ancient Egyptian Art, University of Texas Press: Austin, 1994, pp.119-159.

Roeder, Günther

[1969] Amarna Reliefs aus Hermopolis, Hildesheim, 1969.

Samson, Julia

[1973] “Amarna Crowns and Wigs”, JEA 59 (1973), pp.47-59.

[1976] “Royal Names in Amarna History”, CdÉ 51 (1976), pp.30-38.

Schlögel, H.A.

[1983] Echnaton-Tutanchamun: Fakten und Texte, Wiesbaden, 1983.

Schulman, Alan R.

[1964] “Some Observations on the Military Background of the Amarna Period”, JARCE 3 (1964), pp.51-69.

[1965] “The Berlin ‘Traurelief’ (No. 12411) and Some Officials of Tut’ankhamun and Ay”, JARCE 4 (1965), pp.55-68.

[1978] “Ankhesenamun, Nofretity and the Amka Affair”, JARCE 15 (1978), pp.43-48.

Strudwick, Nigel

[1994] “Change and Continuity at Thebes: The Private Tomb under Akhenaten”, in Eyre, C., Leahy, A. & Montagno, L. (eds), The Unbroken Reed: Studies in the Culture and Heritage of Ancient Egypt in Honour of A.F. Shore, EES: London, 1994, pp.321-336.

Tietze, C.

[1985] “Amarna – Analyse der Wohnhäuser und soziale Struktur der Stadtbewohner”, ZÄS 112 (1985), pp.48-84.

[1986] “Amarna (Teil III). Analyse der ökonomischen Beziehungen der Stadtbewohner”, ZÄS 113 (1986), pp.55-78.

Traunecker, Claude

[1986] “Aménophis IV et Nefertiti: Le couple royal d’après les talatates du IXe pylône de Karnak”,BSFE 107 (octobre 1986), pp.17-44.

Uphill, E.

[1963] “The Sed-Festivals of Akhenaten”, JNES 22 (1963), pp.123-127.

[1970] “The Per Aten at Amarna”, JNES 29 (1970), pp.151-166.

Vandersleyen, Claude

[1993] “Les scènes de lamentation des chambres alpha et gamma dans la tombe d’Akhénaton”, RdE44 (1993), pp.192-194.

Vandier, J.

[1967] “Toutânkhamon, sa famille, son règne”, Journal des savants (1967), pp.67-91.

Watterson, Barbara

[1999] Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Age of Revolution, Tempus, 1999.

Werner, Edward K.

[1979] “Identification of Nefertiti in Talatat Reliefs Previously Published as Akhenaten,” Orientalia48.3 (1979), pp.324-331.

Wilson, J.

[1973] “Akh-en-aton and Nefert-iti”, JNES 32 (1973), pp.235-241.


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