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    The Ancient Egyptian State: The Origins of Egyptian Culture (c. 8000-2000 BC) (Case Studies in Early Societies) (Paperback) By (author) Robert J. Wenke

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    DescriptionThis book focuses on the development of Egypt in its formative phase, from ca. 5200 BC, when Egyptians first began farming wheat and barley, until 2160 BC, as Egypt's central government weakened and appears to have fallen into disorder. During these millennia, which coincide with the Predynastic, Early Dynastic, and Old Kingdom periods, Egyptian civilization became increasingly complex, and many of its greatest pyramids and other monuments were built. Robert Wenke examines this cycle of ancient Egypt's development by analyzing Egyptological, anthropological, and other forms of evidence, which are set into the larger context of early civilizations that developed in various areas of the world. Written in an accessible style, with many anecdotes, quotations, and personal reflections, this book is intended for use in undergraduate and graduate courses on early civilizations and states.


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    Title
    The Ancient Egyptian State
    Subtitle
    The Origins of Egyptian Culture (c. 8000-2000 BC)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert J. Wenke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 414
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 670 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521574877
    ISBN 10: 0521574870
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15510
    DC22: 932.011, 932/.011
    LC classification: DT61 .W457 2009
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    98 b/w illus. 4 maps 6 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Robert J. Wenke is a scholar of ancient Egyptian civilization and taught at the University of Washington before he retired. A former director of the American Research Center in Egypt, he has conducted fieldwork throughout the world and is the author of Patterns in Prehistory, now in its fifth edition.
    Review quote
    'This is a book intended for use in undergraduate and graduate courses on early civilisations and states, but as it is written in an accessible style, there is much here to interest and inform anyone interested in the development of ancient Egypt.' Ancient Egypt
    Table of contents
    1. The significance and interpretation of Ancient Egyptian civilization; 2. Introduction to the Ancient Egyptians and their country; 3. Introduction to the evidence and interpretation of Egyptian antiquity; 4. The neolithic and early predynastic origins of pharaonic civilization; 5. Lords of the two lands - the origins of the first pharaonic states; 6. The pharaonic state in early maturity; 7. Egypt and general analyses of state origins.