Ancient Egypt: An Introduction

Ancient Egypt: An Introduction

by Salima Ikram
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521675987

ISBN-13: 9780521675987

Pub. Date: 12/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides an introduction to one of the greatest civilization of all time – ancient Egypt. Beginning with a geographical overview that explains the development of Egyptian belief systems as well as its subsequent political development, it examines methodology, the history of the discipline of Egyptology, religion, social organization, urban and rural…  See more details below

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This book provides an introduction to one of the greatest civilization of all time – ancient Egypt. Beginning with a geographical overview that explains the development of Egyptian belief systems as well as its subsequent political development, it examines methodology, the history of the discipline of Egyptology, religion, social organization, urban and rural life, and death. It also includes a section on how people of all ranks lived. Lavishly illustrated, with many unusual photographs of rarely seen sites that are seldom illustrated, this volume is suitable for use in introductory-level courses on ancient Egypt. It offers a variety of student-friendly features, including a glossary, a bibliography, and a list of sources for those who wish to further their interest in ancient Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521675987
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
477,330
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The black and the red: geography and environment; 2. Travellers, thieves, and scholars: the history of Egyptology and Egyptomania; 3. Recreating Ancient Egypt: sources and methodologies; 4. Shadows in the sand: Egypt's past; 5. Maintaining Egypt: religion; 6. Kings and commoners: Egyptian society and government; 7. Town and country life; 8. From sunrise to sunset: daily life of the Ancient Egyptians; 9. The living and the dead: mummies, tombs, and mortuary.

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