Egypt and the Egyptians

Author: Douglas J. Brewer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


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.

Egypt and the Egyptians

Author: Douglas J. Brewer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 255

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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


Category: History

Page: 361

View: 280

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.

Ancient Egyptians

People of the Pyramids

Author: Rosalie F. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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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.

Civilization and the Ancient Egyptians

Author: Katanga A. Bongo



Category: History

Page: 223

View: 313

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


Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 128

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

Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians

Author: Bob Brier

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 311

View: 262

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

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

Author: John Gardner Wilkinson



Category: Egypt

Page: 406

View: 344

Beyond the Nile

Egypt and the Classical World

Author: Sara E. Cole

Publisher: Getty Publications


Category: Art

Page: 360

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From about 2000 BCE onward, Egypt served as an important nexus for cultural exchange in the eastern Mediterranean, importing and exporting not just wares but also new artistic techniques and styles. Egyptian, Greek, and Roman craftsmen imitated one another’s work, creating cultural and artistic hybrids that transcended a single tradition. Yet in spite of the remarkable artistic production that resulted from these interchanges, the complex vicissitudes of exchange between Egypt and the Classical world over the course of nearly 2500 years have not been comprehensively explored in a major exhibition or publication in the United States. It is precisely this aspect of Egypt’s history, however, that Beyond the Nile uncovers. Renowned scholars have come together to provide compelling analyses of the constantly evolving dynamics of cultural exchange, first between Egyptians and Greeks—during the Bronze Age, then the Archaic and Classical periods of Greece, and finally Ptolemaic Egypt—and later, when Egypt passed to Roman rule with the defeat of Cleopatra. Beyond the Nile, a milestone publication issued on the occasion of a major international exhibition, will become an indispensable contribution to the field. With gorgeous photographs of more than two hundred rare objects, including frescoes, statues, obelisks, jewelry, papyri, pottery, and coins, this volume offers an essential and inter-disciplinary approach to the rich world of artistic cross-pollination during antiquity.

Ancient Egyptians

Life in the Pyramid Age

Author: Jill Kamil

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press



Page: 1968

View: 490

A description of life in the 'Old Kingdom'