Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

by David P. Silverman
     
 

A clearly written and vividly illustrated guide to the main themes of the ancient Egyptian world, including religion, art and architecture, the lives of both pharaohs and the lower classes and the Egyptian language. Highly suitable for all readers with a general interest in Egypt.See more details below

Overview

A clearly written and vividly illustrated guide to the main themes of the ancient Egyptian world, including religion, art and architecture, the lives of both pharaohs and the lower classes and the Egyptian language. Highly suitable for all readers with a general interest in Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195219524
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/24/2003
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
342,643
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Pt. IThe Egyptian World8
Ch. 1The Gift of the Nile10
Ch. 2Three Kingdoms and Thirty-Four Dynasties20
Ch. 3Egypt and the World Beyond40
Ch. 4The Wealth of the Land58
Ch. 5The Settled World68
Ch. 6Women in Egypt80
Ch. 7The Boundaries of Knowledge90
Pt. IIBelief and Ritual104
Ch. 8The Lord of the Two Lands106
Ch. 9The Celestial Realm114
Ch. 10The Cult of the Dead132
Ch. 11The Life of Ritual148
Pt. IIIArt, Architecture and Language166
Ch. 12The Pyramids168
Ch. 13Tombs and Temples192
Ch. 14Egyptian Art212
Ch. 15Signs, Symbols and Language230
Glossary242
Bibliography243
Index246
Picture Credits256

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