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    DescriptionThis is an account of the rise and fall of the civilization in the Nile Valley, covering the first human settlement (c. 120,000 BC) to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 333 BC. It is the first reign-by-reign history of ancient Egypt to be published since Sir Alan Gardiner's Egypt of the Pharaohs (1961) and takes full account of the many archaeological, scientific and linguistic discoveries of the last three decades. The author blends archaeological and textual evidence into a lucid and vivid narrative and, by quoting extensively from contemporary sources, such as the funerary autobiographies of individuals and the official accounts of military campaigns, adds a strong sense of atmosphere to the unfolding of events. Nicolas Grimal recounts the political, cultural and economic history of the Egyptians within the framework of an intricate and well-argued chronology. At a time when the vast accumulation of information from ancient Egypt is becoming almost too diverse for a single mind to encompass, he has managed to transform - without disguising current gaps in knowledge - disparate sources of evidence and the findings of many different disciplines into a coherent historical sequence. This is in itself a considerable achievement: it has also provided the means of presenting one of the most scholarly and at the same time most readable histories ever written of a civilization whose mysteries and achievements have fascinated the West for well over two millennia. For the paperback edition a section of further reading in English has been prepared by Kent R. Weekes, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo.


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    Title
    A History of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicolas Grimal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 736 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631193968
    ISBN 10: 0631193960
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    BIC subject category V2: HDD, HBJH
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932.01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC classification: DT
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA, 1HBE
    DC20: 932.01
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    13 October 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Nicolas Grimal is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Paris, Sorbonne.Ian Shaw is Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool.
    Review quote
    "Very up-to-date ... The index, the illustrations, the bibliography and the tables make this book an excellent reference tool." La Croix. "The range of recent revisions, particularly chronological, and the ever increasing amount of archaeological material demanded a new synthesis. Here it is, both lively and well written." Le Quotidien de Paris.
    Back cover copy
    This is an account of the rise and fall of the civilization in the Nile Valley, covering the first human settlement (c. 120,000 BC) to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 333 BC. It is the first reign-by-reign history of ancient Egypt to be published since Sir Alan Gardiner's "Egypt of the Pharaohs" (1961) and takes full account of the many archaeological, scientific and linguistic discoveries of the last three decades. The author blends archaeological and textual evidence into a lucid and vivid narrative and, by quoting extensively from contemporary sources, such as the funerary autobiographies of individuals and the official accounts of military campaigns, adds a strong sense of atmosphere to the unfolding of events. Nicolas Grimal recounts the political, cultural and economic history of the Egyptians within the framework of an intricate and well-argued chronology. At a time when the vast accumulation of information from ancient Egypt is becoming almost too diverse for a single mind to encompass, he has managed to transform - without disguising current gaps in knowledge - disparate sources of evidence and the findings of many different disciplines into a coherent historical sequence. This is in itself a considerable achievement: it has also provided the means of presenting one of the most scholarly and at the same time most readable histories ever written of a civilization whose mysteries and achievements have fascinated the West for well over two millennia. For the paperback edition a section of further reading in English has been prepared by Kent R. Weekes, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo.
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations. Introduction. Part I: The Formative Period: 1. From Prehistory to History. 2. Religion and History. 3. The Thinite Period. Part II: The Classical Age: 4. The Old Kingdom. 5. Funerary Ideas. 6. The Struggle for Power. 7. The Middle Kingdom. 8. The Invasion. Part III: The Empire: 9. The Tuthmosids. 10. Akhenaten. 11. The Ramessid Period. 12. The Domain of Amun. Part IV: The Final Phase: 13. The Third Intermediate Period. 14. Nubians and Saites. 15. Persians and Greeks. Conclusion. Appendix. Glossary. Bibliography. Guide to Further Reading by Kent R. Weekes. Index.