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    DescriptionEarly Dynastic Egypt spans the five centuries preceding the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. This was the formative period of ancient Egyptian civilization, and it witnessed the creation of a distinctive culture that was to endure for 3,000 years. This book examines the background to that great achievement, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished, and the character of life in the Nile valley during the first 500 years of Pharaonic rule. The results of over thirty years of international scholarship and excavation are presented in a single highly illustrated volume. It traces the re-discovery of Early Dynastic Egypt, explains how the dynasties established themselves in government and concludes by examining the impact of the early state on individual communities and regions.

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    Early Dynastic Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Toby A. H. Wilkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 838 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415186339
    ISBN 10: 0415186331

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
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    BIC subject category V2: HDD, HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA, 1HBE
    DC21: 932.012
    DC22: 932/.012
    LC classification: DT85 .W49 1999
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932.012
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHTB, NHC, NKD, NHHA
    Illustrations note
    11 maps, 17 b&w photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    14 May 1999
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    Review quote
    'At last there is available a comprehensive, scholarly synthesis of the formative period of Egyptian history ... magisterial ... the extraordinary scope and outstanding quality of this synthesis make it a work of scholarship of the highest quality and utility and a major contribution to Egyptology. Wilkinson has established a reputation for himself as a scholar of formidable talent and productivity.' - Bruce G. Trigger, Chronique d'Egypte
    Table of contents
    Part I Introduction 1. Egyptology and the Early Dynastic period 2. Birth of a nation state 3. Historical outline Part II 4. Administration 5. Foreign relations 6. Kingship 7. Royal mortuary architecture 8. Cults and shrines Part III 9. The rise of urbanism 10. The regions of Egypt Epilogue.