Lives of the Ancient Egyptians: Pharaohs, Queens, Courtiers and Commoners

Lives of the Ancient Egyptians: Pharaohs, Queens, Courtiers and Commoners


By (author) Toby Wilkinson


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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 256mm x 40mm | 1,601g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500051488
  • ISBN 13: 9780500051481
  • Illustrations note: 200 illustrations, 80 in colour
  • Sales rank: 556,752

Product description

This sumptuous new book reveals the greatest civilization of the ancient world through the lives of 100 men and women who experienced it at first hand. Lavishly illustrated with spectacular works of art and scenes of daily life, "Lives of the Ancient Egyptians" offers unique and remarkable insights into the history and culture of the Nile Valley, treating the reader to very personal glimpses of a vanished world, and a fresh perspective on a bewitching civilization.

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Author information

Toby Wilkinson is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. His other publications include The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt.

Table of contents

1. Foundations; 2. The Pyramid Age; 3. Civil War and Restoration; 4. A Golden Age; 5. The Great Heresy; 6. Imperial Egypt; 7. Twilight of the Gods; King-list and chronology, map, further reading.