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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Egypt and the Egyptians

Author: Douglas J. Brewer,Emily Teeter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449847

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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The richness of more than 3000 years of Egyptian civilization comes alive in the pages of this book. From the geology of the land, the first cities, social structure, religion, mummification and burial practices, languages, temple and house architecture and art, Egypt and the Egyptians is a comprehensive treatment of ancient Egypt. The illustrations, many appearing here for the first time, and extensive quotes from ancient letters, hymns, funerary texts and law codes, enliven the text. The result is a rare combination of up-to-date Egyptological and anthropological research, giving the reader the most current and expansive examination of Egypt. It is written for students, and for the general reader interested in this ancient land and its people. The extensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and glossary, make this book an excellent resource for exploring any aspect of ancient Egypt.
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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: Jane Shuter

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739864401

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents general information about life in ancient Egypt, along with related activities.
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Literacy and History

The Egyptians

Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1741265053

Category: Celts

Page: 97

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Spoiling the Egyptians

Author: John Marlowe

Publisher: London : Andre Deutsch

ISBN: N.A

Category: Egypt

Page: 277

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Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians?

From the Revolution to the Age of Globalization

Author: Galal Amin,Galal A. Amin

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774248191

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

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At the time of the Egyptian Revolution in 1952, the population of Egypt was around 22 million. At the end of 2002, it stood at 69 million, and was growing at a rate of 1.33 million a year. What happens to a society that grows so quickly, when the habitable and cultivable land of the country isstrictly limited? After the success of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?, Galal Amin now takes a further bemused look at the changes that have taken place in Egyptian society over the past half century, this time considering the disruptions brought about by the surge in population. Basing his arguments on bothacademic research and his own personal experiences and impressions, and employing the same light humor and keen sense of empathy as in his earlier work, the author discusses how runaway population growth has not only profound effects on many aspects of society - from love and fashion to telephones,the supermarket, and religion - but also predictable effects on the economy.
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What Do We Know about the Egyptians?

Author: Joanna Defrates

Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books

ISBN: 9780872263536

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

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An illustrated survey of ancient Egypt's history, religion, and sociology.
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The Gods of the Egyptians

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139980

Category: History

Page: 512

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Thorough coverage of evolution of cults, rites and gods; the cult of Osiris; the Book of the Dead and its rites; the sacred animals and birds; Heaven and Hell; and more.
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The Gods of the Egyptians

Or, Studies in Egyptian Mythology

Author: Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486220559

Category: History

Page: 608

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Provides definitive coverage of the ancient Egyptian gods, mythological figures, religious cults, priesthoods, and esoteric practices and beliefs
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The Wisdom of the Egyptians

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.

ISBN: 1616404388

Category: History

Page: 322

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The 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.
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The Egyptians

Author: Roger Coote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568470610

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Examines various aspects of the civilization of ancient Egypt, covering such topics as the rulers, language, houses, food, work, and religion.
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The Egyptians

Author: Michael Hayes

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847821082

Category: History

Page: 159

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Here is history made entertaining and accessible, with fascinating accounts of ancient peoples, how they lived, what they believed, and what they created.
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Ancient Egyptians

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756516451

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces the world of the ancient Egyptians, exploring how they lived their daily lives, their religion, and how they were ruled.
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The Egyptians

A Radical Story

Author: Jack Shenker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 184614633X

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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From 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.
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Egypt for the Egyptians!

The Socio-Political Crisis in Egypt, 1878-1882

Author: Alexander Schölch

Publisher: Ithaca Press (GB)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Egypt

Page: 386

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Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 1 side ad gangen.
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James Phoenix and the Egyptians

Rise of the Gods

Author: Brandon R. Benjamin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453539336

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

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James Phoenix is your average, typical teenage boy. He goes to school. He gets bullied. He even has typical teenage friends, Sarah Stone and Gabriel Wilson. Little does James and his friends know they are ancient descendants of Egyptian gods and have their own individual powers; Fire, Magic, and Lightning! An ancient war shall take place. An evil enemy of the Egyptian gods will rise and attempt to destroy the world. It’s up to James, Sarah and Gabriel to combat this evil, but not alone. The ancient Egyptian gods will aid them in their quest.
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The Egyptians

an introduction to Egyptian archaeology

Author: John Ruffle

Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 224

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Nearly 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
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The Egyptians

History, Society, Religion

Author: Renzo Rossi

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764109423

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 123

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This chronological survey covers the history of civilization in the Nile River Valley from its origins in the fourth millenium B.C. to the era of the Roman conquest.
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