Egypt and the Egyptians

Author: Douglas J. Brewer,Emily Teeter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449847

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 4535

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.

Egypt and the Egyptians

Author: Douglas J. Brewer,Emily Teeter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521851505

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 2324

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

The Egyptians

Author: Sergio Donadoni

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226155562

Category: History

Page: 361

View: 2100

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: 1864

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

Civilization and the Ancient Egyptians

Author: Katanga A. Bongo

Publisher: OUTSKIRTS PRESS

ISBN: 1432722638

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 8548

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.

Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt

Author: Emily Teeter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521848555

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 3247

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

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

View: 3382

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.

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:

Page: N.A

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Religion of the Ancient Egyptians

Author: Alfred Wiedemann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486427201

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 6496

This far-reaching, highly readable study presents a factual account of ancient Egypt's principal deities, myths, religious ideas, and doctrines — with particular emphasis on such concepts of historical significance as a profound dedication to recording their rich history and belief in an afterlife.

Ancient Egypt

Foundations of a Civilization

Author: Douglas J. Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868587

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 7986

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".

Ancient Egyptians

People of the Pyramids

Author: Rosalie F. Baker,Charles F. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195122216

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 1937

A collection of ancient Egyptian biographies divided into five periods from the Old Kingdom, about 2686 B.C., to the declining New Kingdom, about 245 B.C., this book profiles some 30 Egyptian leaders, devovoting a three- to seven-page chapter to each one.

The Ancient Egyptians

Life in the Old Kingdom

Author: Jill Kamil

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774243929

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 6277

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

Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians

Author: Bob Brier,A. Hoyt Hobbs

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313353069

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 6013

Explore day-to-day living in ancient Egypt in this exciting new revised edition.

Egypt

A Short History

Author: Robert L. Tignor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400839823

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 9522

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.

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.

From Slave to Pharaoh

The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt

Author: Donald B. Redford

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801885440

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 7205

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

The Crafts and Culture of the Ancient Egyptians

Author: Joann Jovinelly,Jason Netelkos

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823935093

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9065

Describes easy-to-make crafts that replicate the arts of ancient Egypt. Includes historical material, a timeline, a glossary, and resources.