History of Ancient Egypt: An Introduction / Edition 1

History of Ancient Egypt: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Erik Hornung
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801484758

ISBN-13: 2900801484758

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Erik Hornung begins his account by taking a brief look at the prehistoric era in Egypt. He then focuses on political events during the period beginning with the reign of "Menes" and closing with the conquest by Alexander the Great. Building on insights drawn from the civilization's surviving texts and monuments, he also describes significant cultural developments,

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Erik Hornung begins his account by taking a brief look at the prehistoric era in Egypt. He then focuses on political events during the period beginning with the reign of "Menes" and closing with the conquest by Alexander the Great. Building on insights drawn from the civilization's surviving texts and monuments, he also describes significant cultural developments, such as changes in burial customs and the building of the Great Pyramids and Sun Temples.

Originally published in German, this important and highly useful survey has been revised throughout for its publication in English. In addition, the English version features over fifty illustrations, an updated bibliography, a glossary, and a chronological table.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900801484758
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224

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