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    DescriptionThe Nile Valley civilization, which spanned a period from c. 5000 B.C. to the early centuries A.D., was one of the earliest created by humankind. This handy reference provides a comprehensive overview of more than five millennia of Egyptian history and archaeology, from predynastic times to the Old and New Kingdoms to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Accessible, authoritative, and clearly organized, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt offers an engaging look at a culture whose art and architecture, religion, and medicine would come to form the basis of Western Civilization. The thematically arranged chapters allow readers easy access to particular topics, including historical background, geography, government, religion, funerary customs, architecture, literature, the military, the economy, and everyday life. Drawing on written sources dating from c. 3100 B.C. and historical evidence including monuments, artifacts, inscriptions, and preserved human remains, Rosalie David covers everything from the Sun Cult and the pyramids to the arrival and spread of Christianity. The Handbook contains 112 maps, photographs, and original line drawings, a chronological table, an appendix listing museums with Egyptian collections, and extensive bibliographies included with each chapter. Combining both archaeological and historical sources, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt provides all the essential information required by anyone interested in Egyptian history, archaeology, religions, or culture. In this new edition, the author discusses the latest findings in areas that are currently at the forefront of Egyptological research. A new chapter on Egyptology describes the history of the field, the results of the latest excavations, and the techniques involved in new scientific studies, such as DNA analysis and the tracing of disease patterns. This newly revised edition takes into account the discoveries of the last few years that have led Egyptologists to change their perspective on some aspects of life in ancient Egypt, including a reevaluation of the purpose and functions of the Egyptian temples, the role of the Great Royal Wife, and the possible date and nature of the Biblical Exodus.


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    Title
    Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rosalie David
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 742 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195366716
    ISBN 10: 0195366719
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    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
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH, HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    BISAC region code: 3.1.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD, NHHA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    80 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    10 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rosalie David is Keeper of Egyptology at the Manchester Museum and Reader in Egyptology at the University of Manchester. She is the author of twenty books on Egypt-related subjects, including Discovering Ancient Egypt.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; List of Maps ; List of Illustrations ; 1. Historical Background ; 2. Geography of Ancient Egypt ; 3. Society and Government ; 4. Religion of the Living ; 5. Funerary Beliefs and Customs ; 6. Architecture and Building ; 7. Written Evidence ; 8. The Army and Navy ; 9. Foreign Trade and Transport ; 10. Economy and Industry ; 11. Everyday Life ; Chronological Table ; List of Museums with Egyptian Collections ; Bibliography ; Index