Egypt and the Egyptians

Egypt and the Egyptians

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The richness of more than 3000 years of Egyptian civilization comes alive in the pages of this book. From the geology of the land, the first cities, social structure, religion, mummification and burial practices, languages, temple and house architecture and art, Egypt and the Egyptians is a comprehensive treatment of ancient Egypt. The illustrations, many appearing here for the first time, and extensive quotes from ancient letters, hymns, funerary texts and law codes, enliven the text. The result is a rare combination of up-to-date Egyptological and anthropological research, giving the reader the most current and expansive examination of Egypt. It is written for students, and for the general reader interested in this ancient land and its people. The extensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and glossary, make this book an excellent resource for exploring any aspect of ancient more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189.7 x 246.9 x 16mm | 535.25g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 b/w illus. 2 maps 3 tables
  • 0521449847
  • 9780521449847

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' ... a sophisticated and comprehensive overview of pharaonic civilisation, touching on every topic essential to the serious student. The book which draws on archaeological evidence attractively presented admirably reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of Egyptology today ... This is a book that skilfully reveals the complexity of ancient Egypt and which cannot fail to stimulate further interest.' Egyptian Archaeologyshow more

Table of contents

1. An Egyptian revival; 2. The river, valley and desert; 3. A chronology and history of Egypt; 4. Cities, towns and villages; 5. The government and the governed; 6. Religion and religious practices; 7. Society and its expectations; 8. Language and writing; 9. Homes for the people, the pharaoh, and the gods; 10. The quest for eternity; 11. Egyptian art: craftsmen, techniques and conventions; 12. Cultural demise or transformation of a more