skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Alexandre Loktionov

Alexandre Loktionov

PhD Student (Egyptology)

My research focuses on diachronic changes in the Ancient Egyptian justice system from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom (c.2700-1100BCE). This research looks at the evolution of specific legal concepts and institutions as evidenced by changes in the titles of officials and legal documents from different periods. I also engage in limited comparative analysis of hieroglyphic and cuneiform legal texts as a means of evaluating the possibility of New Kingdom Egypt absorbing certain legal concepts from Mesopotamia.

Mr. A. Loktionov
Robinson College
Grange Road
Cambridge

Cambridge CB3 9AN

Biography:

Born in France and raised in the UK, I studied Archaeology & Anthropology at Selwyn College, Cambridge (2011-2014). I specialised in Ancient Near Eastern history with a focus on the Egyptian and Akkadian languages. After graduating with a starred first, I was elected Benefactors’ Research Scholar at St. John’s College, Cambridge, where I began my ongoing work on Ancient Egyptian courts, law enforcement and conceptions of justice. In 2015, I was elected Lord Lewis-AHRC Research Scholar at Robinson College, Cambridge. In 2017, I was an AHRC IPS Doctoral Research Fellow at the Library of Congress, where I focused on the wider place of Egyptian justice in African and Middle Eastern legal thought. I currently teach Old, Middle and Late Egyptian at the Division of Archaeology in Cambridge and serve as a Postgraduate Mentor in the Cambridge Admissions Office.

Research Interests

Ancient Egyptian courts, law enforcement, and conceptions of justice
Justice systems in the Ancient Near East

Research Supervision

Supervised by: Dr. Hratch Papazian

Teaching

I am involved in the teaching of the following course(s):

Paper G13: INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EGYPTIAN

Paper ARC37: ADVANCED EGYPTIAN

Paper ARC18: SOCIETY AND SETTLEMENT IN ANCIENT EGYPT

Other Professional Activities

AHRC IPS Doctoral Research Fellow, Library of Congress (Feb-Aug 2017)

Lord Lewis-AHRC Research Scholar, Robinson College

Honorary Vice-Chancellor's Award, St. John's College

Thomas Young Medal for Outstanding Distinction in Oriental Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Keywords

  • Egypt
  • Textual Analyses
  • The Near East

Key Publications

Loktionov, A. "Thoughts towards a new hypothesis for understanding the legal text in OI 12073", Göttinger Miszellen 253(3), 2017: In press.

Loktionov, A. "Of pilgrims and poets, prisoners and politics: the story of Egyptology in Russia". In Langer, C. (ed.) Global Egyptology: Negotiation in the Production of Knowledges on Ancient Egypt in Global Contexts. London: Golden House Press, 2017: In press.

Loktionov, A. "May my nose and ears be cut off: Practical and "supra-practical" Aspects of Mutilation in the Egyptian New Kingdom", Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 60(3), 2017: 263-291.

Loktionov, A. "An 'Egyptianising' Underworld Judging an Assyrian Prince? New Perspectives on VAT 10057", Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History 3(1), 2016: 39-56.

Loktionov, A. "Importing the law? Possible elements of the Mesopotamian legal tradition in New Kingdom Egypt", BAF Online: Proceedings of the Berner Altorientalisches Forum, 2016: https://www.bop.unibe.ch/index.php/baf/article/view/3500. 

Loktionov, A. "Convicting 'Great Criminals': A New Look at Punishment in the Turin Judicial Papyrus", Égypte Nilotique et Méditerranéenne 8, 2015: 103-111.

Loktionov, A. "Kušû: Crocodile after all?", Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires 2014(4), 2014: 164-167.

Other Publications

Popular articles:

Turello, D., W. Hall, A. Loktionov & J. Lingel. "Emoji, texting and social media: how do they impact language?", Library of Congress Insights Blog 15th Jun, 2017.

Loktionov, A. "Ramesses II, victor of Kadesh: a kindred spirit of Trump?", The Guardian: Notes and Theories 5th Dec, 2016. 

Loktionov, A. "Divining Destiny in Rural Armenia", Research Horizons 25, 2014: 34-35.