Pharaoh's People: Scenes from Life in Imperial Egypt

Pharaoh's People: Scenes from Life in Imperial Egypt


By (author) T. G. H. James


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  • Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 6 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845113357
  • ISBN 13: 9781845113353
  • Sales rank: 785,697

Product description

Popular interest in ancient Egypt has too often tended to focus on the deeds of rulers, great nobles and priests. In "Pharaoh's People," T.G.H. James by contrast examines the daily working lives of ordinary Egyptians. What sort of houses did they live in and how were they furnished? What do we know about their family relationships, their rivalries and quarrels and the daily minutiae of their lives? T.G.H. James has drawn on the evidence of paintings and inscriptions from tombs and temples, from official archives, private correspondence, accounts and dispatches. As he reveals the fascinating intricacies of daily life under the pharaohs, we realise how much our own lives have in common with those who worked along the Nile nearly four thousand years ago.

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Author information

T.G.H. James was formerly Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum. He is the author of the acclaimed biography "Howard Carter" (Tauris Parke Paperbacks) and of a large number of books on other Egyptological subjects, including "Tutankhamun" (Tauris Parke).

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""Detailed and lucidly written.""--"Barry Kemp, Times Literary Supplement""" the depiction of Egyptian life is both accurate and convincing.""-- "Bruce Trigger, IJAHS"""A fine book, worthy of recommendation to anyone ""-- "J.A.S. Evans, American Historical Review""