Author: Sergio Donadoni
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 3904The 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.
Author: Robert Morkot
Publisher: Psychology Press
View: 4758An 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
The Story of the Egyptians, the Religion of the Ancient Egyptians, the Ptah-Hotep and the Ke'gemini, the Book of the Dead, the Wisdom of Hermes Trismegistus, Egyptian Magic, the Book of Thoth
Author: Brian Brown
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
View: 9297The Wisdom of the Egyptians, edited and with an Introduction by BRIAN BROWN, is a comprehensive guide to Egyptian culture, history, religion, and literature. Included in this fascinating tome is the origin of the Egyptians and the history of their monarchy, an overview of Egyptian myths and legends, information on the famous Egyptian "Book of the Dead" and the Ptah-Hotep and Ke'Gemini (the oldest books in the world), and the background of Egyptian occultism, magic, and gods. This book is an engaging read for any student or fanatic of Egyptian culture.
Author: Virginia Schomp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 7128"A retelling of several key ancient Egyptian myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of the ancient Egyptians"--Provided by publisher.
an introduction to Egyptian archaeology
Author: John Ruffle
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press
View: 1281Nearly two hundred illustrations, including thirty-two color plates, supplement a geographical survey of Egypt, a history of Egyptology, a reconstruction of the daily life of the ancient Egyptians, and an overview of achievements in the arts, the sciences
A Radical Story
Author: Jack Shenker
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Political Science
View: 4749From award-winning journalist Jack Shenker, The Egyptians is the essential book about Egypt and radical politics In early 2011, Cairo's Tahrir Square briefly commanded the attention of the world. Half a decade later, the international media has largely moved on from Egypt's explosive cycles of revolution and counter-revolution - but the Arab World's most populous nation remains as volatile as ever, its turmoil intimately bound up with forms of authoritarian power and grassroots resistance that stretch right across the globe. In The Egyptians: A Radical Story, Jack Shenker uncovers the roots of the uprising that succeeded in toppling Hosni Mubarak, one of the Middle East's most entrenched dictators, and explores a country now divided between two irreconcilable political orders. Challenging conventional analyses that depict contemporary Egypt as a battle between Islamists and secular forces, The Egyptians illuminates other, far more important fault lines: the far-flung communities waging war against transnational corporations, the men and women fighting to subvert long-established gender norms, the workers dramatically seizing control of their own factories, and the cultural producers (novelists, graffiti artists and illicit bedroom DJs) appropriating public space in defiance of their repressive and increasingly violent western-backed regime. Situating the Egyptian revolution in its proper context - not as an isolated event, but as an ongoing popular struggle against a certain model of state authority and economic exclusion that is replicated in different forms around the world - The Egyptians explains why the events of the past five years have proved so threatening to elites both inside Egypt and abroad. As Egypt's rulers seek to eliminate all forms of dissent, seeded within the rebellious politics of Egypt's young generation are big ideas about democracy, sovereignty, social justice and resistance that could yet change the world.
Author: Barbara Watterson
View: 8967This is an account of the Egyptians from the first settlers in the Nile Valley through to the present day. Egypt has the longest, continuous, known history of any country in the world.