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    In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt During the Old Kingdom (Echoes of the Ancient World) (Paperback) By (author) Jaromir Malek

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    DescriptionDuring the five centuries of Egyptian history known as Old Kingdom, the ancient Egyptians first realized their aspirations and developed the most advanced civilization of their time. The Old Kingdom was an era of prosperity, stability, and confidence.For many people, the pyramids and tombs, stelae and statues of the Old Kingdom epitomize Egyptian civilization, and most books on Egypt are based on description of these monuments. Jaromir Malek and Werner Forman's approach is fundamentally different, however. In this book they present a complete picture of ancient Egyptian society, placing the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom in the context of climate and geography, art and industry, politics and economy --examining all the factors that shaped daily life. Malek shows, in fascinating detail, that every aspect of Egyptian life was bound up with religion and that the Egyptians lived, both literally and metaphorically, "in the shadow of the pyramids."Werner Forman's 120 stunning color photographs of the monuments, works of art, and landscapes of the Old Kingdom bring to life the world of ancient Egypt. Incorporating the latest scholarship, an original approach to the subject, and Forman's exceptional illustrations, "In the Shadow of the Pyramids" is a major addition to the literature on ancient Egypt.


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    Title
    In the Shadow of the Pyramids
    Subtitle
    Egypt During the Old Kingdom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jaromir Malek
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 298 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806120270
    ISBN 10: 0806120274
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    DC19: 932.012
    DC22: 932/.012, 932.012
    LC classification: T61.M29, DT61 .M29 1986
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    Col.ill.
    Publisher
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    15 December 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Oklahoma
    Review quote
    "This slim volume contains 120 color plates by photographer Forman and many special insights into the daily lives of Old Kingdom Egyptians by Malek of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford."