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    The Ancient Egyptian Family: Kinship and Social Structure (African Studies: History, Politics, Economics and Culture) (Hardback) By (author) Troy D. Allen

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    DescriptionScholars in Egyptology have often debated the following question: was the ancient Egyptian society organized along patrilineal or matrilineal lines? In taking a fresh and innovative look at the ancient Egyptian family, Allen attempts to solve this long-standing puzzle. Allen argues that the matrilineal nature of the ancient Egyptian family and social organization provides us with the key to understanding why and how ancient Egyptian women were able to rise to power, study medicine, and enjoy basic freedoms that did not emerge in Western Civilization until the twentieth century. More importantly, by examining the types of families that existed in ancient Egypt along with highlighting the ancient Egyptians' kinship terms, we can place the ancient Egyptian civilization in the cultural context and incubator of Black Africa. This groundbreaking text is a must-read for Historians and those working in African Studies and Egyptology.


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    Title
    The Ancient Egyptian Family
    Subtitle
    Kinship and Social Structure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Troy D. Allen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 344 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415961561
    ISBN 10: 0415961564
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JFSJ1, JHBK
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, FAM019000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.850932
    LC classification: HQ509 .A44 2009
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: JHBK, JBSF1, NHC, NHHA
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    8 black & white illustrations, 5 black & white tables, 8 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    05 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Troy D. Allen is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Southern University. There, he teaches courses in African-American History, World Civilizations (Honors), and the History of Ancient Egypt, along with a course on Race Relations. Dr. Allen is the author of many articles, and also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Black Studies. He recently edited a Special Edition of the Journal of Black Studies focused on the issues of Race, Class, and Poverty in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
    Table of contents
    1. The Egyptian Foundation  2. The Historical Context  3. The Family in Ancient Egyptian Society  4. Description of Ancient Egyptian Kinship Terms  5. Egypt and Other African Cultures  6. A Discussion of Cheikh Anta Diop's Two Cradle Theory  7. Conclusion