The Egyptians

Author: Sergio Donadoni

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226155562

Category: History

Page: 361

View: 2928

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.

The Egyptians

An Introduction

Author: Robert Morkot

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415271035

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 6831

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

Egypt and the Egyptians

Author: Douglas J. Brewer,Emily Teeter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449847

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 1455

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.

The Egyptians

an introduction to Egyptian archaeology

Author: John Ruffle

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


Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3400

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

Literacy and History

The Egyptians

Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1741265053

Category: Celts

Page: 97

View: 1934


Ancient Egyptians

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756516451

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3941

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

What Do We Know about the Egyptians?

Author: Joanna Defrates

Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books

ISBN: 9780872263536

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

View: 2206

An illustrated survey of ancient Egypt's history, religion, and sociology.

The Egyptians

Author: Jane Shuter

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739864401

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5055

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

The Gods of the Egyptians

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141527

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 7948

Volume 1 contains 16 chapters including The Gods of Egypt, Hell and the Damned, Ra the Sun-God and His Forms, and The Horus Gods. 34 plates and 38 illustrations.

The Egyptians

Author: Roger Coote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568470610

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4333

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

The Egyptians

A Radical Story

Author: Jack Shenker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 184614633X

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 2170

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.

The Egyptians

Author: Neil Grant

Publisher: Bdd Promotional Book Company

ISBN: 9780792453857

Category: Egypt

Page: 46

View: 4580

Introduces the civilization of the ancient Egyptians.

Egypt for the Egyptians!

The Socio-Political Crisis in Egypt, 1878-1882

Author: Alexander Schölch

Publisher: Ithaca Press (GB)


Category: Egypt

Page: 386

View: 5059

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The Egyptians

Author: Michael Hayes

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847821082

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 5640

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

The Egyptians

History, Society, Religion

Author: Renzo Rossi

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764109423

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 123

View: 9296

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.

The Egyptians

Author: Jillian Powell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781615332175

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 576

Presents realistic and gruesome facts about different aspects of ancient Egyptian life, describing slavery, warfare, and burial practices.

James Phoenix and the Egyptians

Rise of the Gods

Author: Brandon R. Benjamin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453539336

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 2289

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.