The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Egypt

The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Egypt

by T.G.H. James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472031376

ISBN-13: 9780472031375

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Egypt provides a lively and accessible introduction to ancient Egyptian life for general readers and students. The nearly independent chapters provide a comprehensive survey of ancient Egypt and its rich and well-documented culture. In addition to individual chapter bibliographies there is a general

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The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Egypt provides a lively and accessible introduction to ancient Egyptian life for general readers and students. The nearly independent chapters provide a comprehensive survey of ancient Egypt and its rich and well-documented culture. In addition to individual chapter bibliographies there is a general bibliography, an annotated list of important museum collections, a king list with a selected set of illustrated royal cartouches, and a general index.

Highlights include:

  • Lively overviews distilled from the latest discoveries and research
  • Maps, plans, reconstruction drawings, chronologies, site lists and recommendations for further reading
  • Hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations

T.G.H. James is a former Keeper of the Department of Ancient Egypt and the Sudan in the British Museum and is the author of several books on Egypt and Egyptology, including Pharoah's People: Scenes from Life in Imperial Egypt; Howard Carter; Tutankhamun; and others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472031375
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1River and desert8
2The dynastic sequence30
3Reading and writing64
4Records and the official word84
5Faith in a multiplicity of forms102
6Provision for the afterlife122
7Builders and decorators144
8The mastery of crafts166
List of dynasties188
Names of the principal kings of Egypt192
Museums with Egyptian collections199

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