A History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Marc Van De Mieroop

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359193

Category: History

Page: 424

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Outlining the major political and cultural events, A History of Ancient Egypt is an authoritative and accessible introduction to this fascinating ancient culture. An accessible chronological narrative that draws on a range of historical sources Offers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt’s history from its origins to its domination by the Roman Empire Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of ancient Egypt Places Egypt’s history within its regional context, detailing interactions with Asia and Africa Engages students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues with the Key Debate section included in each chapter Makes the latest discoveries and scholarship accessible to a wide audience
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A History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Nicolas Grimal

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631193968

Category: History

Page: 528

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This is an account of the rise and fall of the civilization in the Nile Valley, covering the first human settlement (c 120,000 BC) to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 333 BC. This is the first history of ancient Egypt for 25 years Brings together the very latest textual and archaeological evidence The index, bibliography and appendices make this an invaluable reference tool New guide to further reading in English especially commissioned for the paperback edition
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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604623

Category: History

Page: 544

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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is the only book available providing detailed historical coverage of Egypt from the early Stone Age to its incorporation into the Roman Empire. The lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians covering the period from 700,000 BC to ad 311. The authors - each working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called Intermediate Periods previously regarded as 'dark ages'. Against the backdrop of the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this Oxford History also examines cultural and social patterns, including stylistic developments in art and literature. The pace of change in such aspects of Egyptian culture as monumental architecture, funerary beliefs, and ethnicity was not necessarily tied to the rate of political change. Each of the authors has therefore set out to elucidate, in both words and pictures, the underlying patterns of social and political change, and to describe the changing face of ancient Egypt, from the biographical details of individuals to the social and economic factors that shaped the lives of the population as a whole.
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A History of Ancient Egypt

From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid

Author: John Romer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846143780

Category: History

Page: 500

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The extraordinary history of Ancient Egyptian civilization - from its earliest origins to the creation of its greatest monument - from specialist John Romer This exceptional book draws on a lifetime of research and thought to recreate the previously untold story of how a civilization which began with handfuls of semi-itinerant fishermen settled, spread and created a rich, vivid, strange civilization that had its first culmination in the pharaoh Khufu building the Great Pyramid. The book immerses the reader in the fascinating world of archaeological evidence, the process by which this long vanished world has gradually re-emerged and the rapidly changing interpretations which these breathtaking but entirely enigmatic remains have been subjected to. Whether he is writing about the smallest necklace bead or the most elaborate royal tomb, John Romer conveys to the reader a remarkable sense of how to understand a people so like ourselves and yet in so many ways eerily different. Reviews: 'Scholarly, passionate and exquisitely written ... a stunning, clear-sighted history of Ancient Egypt' James McConnachie, Sunday Times 'It is not easy to enliven prehistory while simultaneously respecting limited archaeological evidence and avoiding novelistic pitfalls. But Romer manages it ... After a long wait, we have an up-to-date, stimulating account of the birth of what may turn out to be the world's oldest civilization' Andrew Robinson, Nature 'His physical descriptions are superb ... a book to be read and thought about' John Ray, Financial Times 'Romer carries the reader along effortlessly on a lengthy, complex yet immensely satisfying journey' Joyce Tyldesley, BBC History About the author: John Romer has been working in Egypt since 1966 on archaeological digs in many key sites, including the Valley of the Kings and Karnak. He led the Brooklyn Museum expedition to excavate the tomb of Ramesses XI. He wrote and presented a number of television series, including The Seven Wonders of the World, Romer's Egypt, Ancient Lives and Testament. His major books include The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited and Valley of the Kings. He lives in Italy.
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Aufstieg und Fall des Alten Ägypten

Die Geschichte einer geheimnisvollen Zivilisation vom 5. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis Kleopatra

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570552759

Category:

Page: 825

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History of Ancient Egypt

An Introduction

Author: Erik Hornung

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801484759

Category: History

Page: 185

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Surveys the development of ancient Egypt, from the time of the first recorded pharaoh to the conquest by Alexander the Great, and describes the many changes that occurred in a society that was not as static as it seemed.
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Geschichte Ägyptens

Author: James Henry Breasted

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Egyptian

Page: 478

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Wonderful Things

A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1617976369

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the first of a three-volume survey of the history of Egyptology, follows the fascination with ancient Egypt from antiquity until 1881, tracing the recovery of ancient Egypt and its impact on the human imagination in a saga filled with intriguing mysteries, great discoveries, and scholarly creativity. Wonderful Things affirms that the history of ancient Egypt has proved continually fascinating, but it also demonstrates that the history of Egyptology is no less so. Only by understanding how Egyptology has developed can we truly understand the Egyptian past.
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A History of Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Civilization in Context

Author: Donald B. Redford

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780757522765

Category: History

Page: 326

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Ancient Egypt 39,000 BCE

The History, Technology, and Philosophy of Civilization X

Author: Edward F. Malkowski

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1591431093

Category: History

Page: 299

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This book reveals that some Egyptian ruins show markings of a sophisticated machining process. This astonishing discovery, along with new studies of the Great Pyramid’s chambers, suggests that the civilization responsible for such magnificent monuments is much older than presently believed.
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Empire of Ancient Egypt

Author: Wendy Christensen

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604131608

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 472

Presents a history of the ancient empire, providing details on daily life, religion, science, social structure, and politics.
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Ancient Egypt

art, architecture and history

Author: Francesco Tiradritti

Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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Ancient Egypt remains one of the most perennially popular and fascinating cultures of the ancient world. This illustrated book offers a wide-ranging and accessible introduction to the art, monuments and history of ancient Egypt. The book takes a chronological approach, covering the predynastic and early dynastic periods when Egyptian civilization began to develop, the great pyramid-building age of the Old Kingdom, the splendid art of the Middle Kingdom, the great days of the New Kingdom when Rameses II extended the borders of the Egyptian empire to its greatest extent, and the late Ptolemaic period when Egypt fell under Greek rule. In these pages you will find over 300 illustrations of the statues, monuments, temples, tombs, sculpture, papyri, wall paintings and relief’s from all periods of ancient Egyptian history, creating a vivid picture of this fascinating culture.
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408852985

Category: History

Page: 672

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This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal entanglement with Rome. As the world's first nation-state, the history of Ancient Egypt is above all the story of the attempt to unite a disparate realm and defend it against hostile forces from within and without. Combining grand narrative sweep with detailed knowledge of hieroglyphs and the iconography of power, Toby Wilkinson reveals Ancient Egypt in all its complexity.
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Mythos Ägypten

die Geschichte einer Wiederentdeckung

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150105986

Category:

Page: 312

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A History of Egypt

From Earliest Times to the Present

Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774160912

Category: History

Page: 382

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A concise narrative of Egypts long history.
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Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt

Author: James Henry Breasted

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616404922

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt traces Ancient Egyptian religion and thought from the beginning of the dynasties with Menes at about 3400 B.C. through the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 B.C. Author James Breasted uses ancient texts, such as The Book of the Dead and the Pyramid texts, to trace the history of Egyptian religion, as well as the effects of other cultures on the Egyptians. The chapters, or lectures, are separated into both periods religious thought and by century. This literary and historical analysis is essential for any Egyptology student or enthusiast. JAMES HENRY BREASTED (1865-1935) was an American historian and archaeologist, as well as the first American to receive a Ph.D. in Egyptology. Breasted studied at North-Central College, Chicago Theological Seminary, Yale University, and the University of Berlin. Breasted is most well-known for his coinage of the term "fertile crescent" to describe the region in western Asia that is considered the cradle of civilization. He was also a teacher at the University of Chicago, served as the Director of the Haskell Oriental Museum, helped found the Oriental Institute, boosted the collections of several museums, and wrote several books on ancient Near East civilizations.
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The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Author: Elizabeth Payne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307813991

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt’s people, its pharaohs, and its golden days. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Twilight of Ancient Egypt

First Millennium B.C.E.

Author: Karol Myśliwiec

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801486302

Category: History

Page: 232

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Karol Mysliwiec surveys a turbulent time in Ancient Egyptian culture and history -- the eight hundred years between the eleventh century B.C.E. and the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.E., after which Egypt became part of the Hellenistic world. It was a time when Libyans, Kushites, Persians, and Greeks ascended to the throne more frequently than did indigenous kings. The history of this phase of pharaonic Egypt, marked by rapid changes in rule, has been relatively neglected until now. Egypt had become increasingly involved in the affairs of its Near Eastern neighbors (Assyria, Babylon, and Persia) and of the Mediterranean world. These many cultures greatly enriched and influenced pharaonic traditions. At the same time, Egyptian civilization extended far beyond the borders of Egypt itself. One of the most important cultural products of this period is the Old Testament, called here "an inestimable source of information on daily life in pharaonic Egypt". Mysliwiec perceives in recent archaeological discoveries clear evidence that the First Millennium B.C.E. was witness to more than a slow, progressive dying out of the pharaonic past; new and creative elements profoundly altered the culture of Ancient Egypt. Originally published in Polish, The Twilight of Ancient Egypt appeared in 1998 in a German edition. The Cornell edition has been updated by the author and also contains previously unpublished photographs of recently discovered treasures.
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The Secret History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Herbie Brennan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480448761

Category: History

Page: 206

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“Something is awry with our picture of early civilisation” The Secret History of Ancient Egypt is a fast-paced, brilliantly researched book. New archaeological discoveries and scientific dating techniques are putting our notions of prehistory into turmoil. Did the Egyptians know how to build helicopters and submarines? Did an American eccentric discover the secret of the near-miraculous engineering techniques that built the pyramids? Could an advanced prehistoric culture have disappeared without a trace? These questions and more are answered in The Secret History of Ancient Egypt. Herbie Brennan turns orthodox scholarship upside down to reveal the truth about one of the most fascinating subjects you will ever study.First published in 2000, this book is more relevant now than ever—recent aerial archaeological surveys show many more Egyptian pyramids than those now visible as well as much more extensive building works—both supportive of the central thesis behind these pages.
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A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2

From the Great Pyramid to the Fall of the Middle Kingdom

Author: John Romer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466849592

Category: History

Page: 512

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Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. Through extensive research over many decades of work, reveals how the grand narratives of 19th and 20th century Egyptologists have misled us by portraying a culture of cruel monarchs and chronic war. Instead, based in part on discoveries of the past two decades, this extraordinary account shows what we can really learn from the remaining architecture, objects, and writing: a history based on physical reality.
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