Enkomi and Egypt: Exploring the Third Space in Cyprus

Steel, Louise (2023) Enkomi and Egypt: Exploring the Third Space in Cyprus. Archaeologies. Journal of the World Archaeological Congress, 19. ISSN 1935-3987

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This paper explores Egyptian influence in Late Bronze Age Cyprus through the lens of cultural hybridity. It draws specifically on Bhabha’s concept of the third space, identified here as an in-between space where two (or more) cultural identities mix and become materially entangled. Key for such an analysis of Cypro-Egyptian contacts is the understanding that this place need not have any direct political dimensions but instead could be a fluid space characterized by diverse contact situations. The focus is Egyptian(izing) objects from Enkomi, which highlight the cultural impact of New Kingdom Cypro-Egyptian cultural contacts. .

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Edition: Postcolonial Theory in Egyptology, edited by Christian Langer and Uroš Matić
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural hybridity, third space, Cyprus, Egyptianizing
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Louise Steel
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2022 10:39
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2023 16:43
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/2195

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