Egypt and the Egyptians

Author: Douglas J. Brewer,Emily Teeter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521851505

Category: History

Page: 255

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A comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to over three thousand years of ancient Egyptian civilization.
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The Egyptians

An Introduction

Author: Robert Morkot

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415271035

Category: History

Page: 245

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An introduction to Ancient Egyptian civilization, its origins, history and culture. The book examines notions of race and colour, the achievements in the fields of science and architecture and the controversial issue of the 'legacy' of Egypt
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The Egyptians

Author: Sergio Donadoni

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226155562

Category: History

Page: 361

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The Egyptians is a vibrant, accessible introduction to the people who lived along the Nile for almost thirty-five centuries. In this collection of essays, eleven internationally renowned Egyptologists present studies of ancient Egyptians arranged by social type—slaves, craftsmen, priests, bureaucrats, the pharaoh, peasants, and women, among others. These individual essays are filled with a wealth of historical detail that both informs and fascinates: we learn, for example, that Egyptian peasants could not afford burial (their corpses were abandoned on the desert fringe), and that it was the bureaucrats who made the Egyptian system tick (the pyramids could not have been built without them). Read consecutively, the portraits merge to create a larger picture of Egyptian culture, state, and society. The framework of the Egyptian state, in particular, is touched upon in each essay, describing the meticulous administration and well-organized hierarchical system that fostered centuries of stability and prosperity.
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Ancient Egyptian Tombs

The Culture of Life and Death

Author: Steven Snape

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393736

Category: History

Page: 320

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This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self
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Civilization and the Ancient Egyptians

Author: Katanga A. Bongo

Publisher: OUTSKIRTS PRESS

ISBN: 1432722638

Category: History

Page: 223

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Bongo sheds important new light on the most fascinating epoch in human history: Ancient Egypt. In this heavily researched work, he traces the evolution of civilization not to the Middle East, as most scholars do, but rather the South American tribes whose cultures had greatly influenced what would become the Land of the Pharaohs.
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Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt

Author: Emily Teeter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521848555

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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This book is a vivid reconstruction of ancient Egyptian religious rituals that were enacted in temples, tombs, and private homes.
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Egypt

A Short History

Author: Robert L. Tignor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400839823

Category: History

Page: 392

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This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone else who wants a better understanding of this vibrant and fascinating country, one that has played a central role in world history for millennia--and that continues to do so today. Respected historian Robert Tignor, who has lived in Egypt at different times over the course of five decades, covers all the major eras of the country's ancient, modern, and recent history. A cradle of civilization, ancient Egypt developed a unique and influential culture that featured a centralized monarchy, sophisticated art and technology, and monumental architecture in the form of pyramids and temples. But the great age of the pharaohs is just the beginning of the story and Egypt: A Short History also gives a rich account of the tumultuous history that followed--from Greek and Roman conquests, the rise of Christianity, Arab-Muslim triumph, and Egypt's incorporation into powerful Islamic empires to Napoleon's 1798 invasion, the country's absorption into the British Empire, and modern, postcolonial Egypt under Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak. This book provides an indispensable key to Egypt in all its layers--ancient and modern, Greek and Roman, and Christian and Islamic. In a new afterword the author analyzes the recent unrest in Egypt and weighs in on what the country might look like after Mubarak.
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Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians

Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufacturers, Religion and Early History : Derived from a Comparison of the Painting, Sculptures and Monuments Still Existing with the Accounts of Ancient Authors. Second Series

Author: John Gardner Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Ancient Egypt

Foundations of a Civilization

Author: Douglas J. Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868579

Category: History

Page: 232

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Ancient Egypt is a beautifully illustrated, easy-to-read book covering the formative era of the Egyptian civilization: the age before the pyramids. Douglas Brewer shows why an awareness of the earliest phase of Egyptian history is crucial to understanding of later Egyptian culture. Beginning with a quick review of the fields of Egyptology and archaeology, Ancient Egypt takes the reader on a compelling survey of Egypt's prehistoric past. The books tours the Nile Valley to explore its impact on all aspects of life, from day-to-day living to regional politics, and introduces the reader to the Nile Valley's earliest inhabitants and the very first "Egyptians".
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The Ancient Egyptians

Life in the Old Kingdom

Author: Jill Kamil

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774243929

Category: History

Page: 196

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Surveys the history and social, political, economic, cultural, and domestic patterns and structures of the Old Kingdom, the age of the great pyramids, discussing religious beliefs, travel routes, and recreational activities
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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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Art and Religion in Ancient Egypt

Author: Leslie C. Kaplan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823967827

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Looks at the different gods the Egyptians worshiped, how their changing political systems impacted religion, and how Egyptians' idea of the afterlife is reflected in their art.
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The Ancient Egyptians

Beliefs and Practices

Author: Ann Rosalie David,David Rosalie

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9781898723721

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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This accessible study, now available in a revised second edition, explores the ways in which religion permeated every aspect of ancient Egyptian life and shows that some religious practices have survived in some form or other to the present day.
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An Illustrated Introduction to Ancient Egypt

Author: Charlotte Booth

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445633779

Category: History

Page: 296

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Fascinated by history? Wish you knew more? The Illustrated Introductions are here to help. In this lavishly illustrated, accessible guide, find out everything you need to know about ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians were not that different from people today and were driven by love, romance, good health and family. They got drunk and had hangovers and 'called in sick' to work, with elaborate excuses. They suffered with familiar illnesses and were treated with not-so-familiar remedies. The environment the Egyptians lived in formed their religious beliefs, their diet, and the way they lived and died. This introduction to ancient Egypt covers all the major aspects of religion, daily life, childhood, politics and finally death rites, through the words and possessions of the people who lived there.
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Women in Ancient Egypt

Author: Barbara Watterson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445612666

Category: History

Page: 157

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Binge drinking and equal rights in Ancient Egypt... with her eye for the quirky; the only dry thing youll find here is her wit. THE DAILY MAIL (quote will appear on front cover of B-format).
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From Slave to Pharaoh

The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt

Author: Donald B. Redford

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801885440

Category: History

Page: 232

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13. Egypt of the ""Black Pharaohs""--14. Thebes under the Twenty-fifth Dynasty -- 15. The End of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty in Egypt -- Epilogue -- List of Abbreviations -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
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The Prehistory of Egypt

From the First Egyptians to the First Pharaohs

Author: Beatrix Midant-Reynes

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631217879

Category: History

Page: 328

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This book covers the prehistory of the Nile Valley from Nubia to the Mediterranean, during the period from the earliest hominid settlement, around 700,000 BC, to the beginnings of dynastic Egypt at the end of the fourth millennium BC. The author explores the prehistoric foundations pf many of the cultural traditions of Pharaonic Egypt. The book focuses primarily on the fifteen millennia from 18,000 to 3,000 BC, when different cultures can be identified and the earliest forms of agriculture traced with some detail. Textile and ceramic production began at the end of the seventh millennium and were deployed with great skill and considerable sophistication by the beginning of the Predynastic Period at around 4,500 BC. By the Early Dynastic Period much that is considered characteristic of Ancient Egypt, such as cosmology and burial rites, was already established tradition. This account of prehistoric Egypt will be welcomed as an outstanding narrative, combining both scholarship and accessibility.
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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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The Material World of Ancient Egypt

Author: William H. Peck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107276381

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The Material World of Ancient Egypt examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that together reveal the day-to-day physical substance of life in ancient Egypt. This book investigates how people dressed, what they ate, the houses they built, the games they played, and the tools they used, among many other aspects of daily life, paying great attention to the change and development of each area within the conservative Egyptian society. More than any other ancient civilization, the ancient Egyptians have left us with a wealth of evidence about their daily lives in the form of perishable objects, from leather sandals to feather fans, detailed depictions of trades and crafts on the walls of tombs, and a wide range of documentary evidence from temple inventories to personal laundry lists. Drawing on these diverse sources and richly illustrating his account with nearly one hundred images, William H. Peck illuminates the culture of the ancient Egyptians from the standpoint of the basic materials they employed to make life possible and perhaps even enjoyable.
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