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Overview

Explore the daily lives of ancient Egyptians in this exciting new update of one of the most successful Daily Life titles. Through reconstructions based on the hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from temple walls, readers can examine social and material existence in one of the world's oldest civilizations. Narrative chapters explore the preparation of food and drink, religious ceremonies and cosmology, work and play, the arts, military domination, and intellectual accomplishments. With material garnered from recent excavations and research, including new content on construction, pyramid building, ship building, and metallurgy, this up-to-date volume caters to the ever-evolving needs of today's readers. A timeline, an extensive research center bibliography, and over 20 new photos make this a must-have reference source for modern students of ancient history.

Explore the daily lives of ancient Egyptians in this exciting update of one of the most successful Daily Life titles. Through reconstructions based on the hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from temple walls, readers can explore social and material existence in one of the world's oldest civilizations. Narrative chapters explore the preparation of food and drink, religious ceremonies and cosmology, work and play, the arts, military domination, and intellectual accomplishments.

With information garnered from recent excavations and research, including new content on construction, pyramid building, ship building, and metallurgy, this up-to-date volume caters to the ever-evolving needs of today's readers. A timeline, an extensive research center bibliography, and over 20 new photos make this a must-have reference source for modern students of ancient history.

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Editorial Reviews

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"…overall the volume provides a solid beginning point for the middle and high school student, college students, and interested lay readers seeking a handy, accessible, and generally reliable resource to gain initial information about this ancient culture."

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"…overall the volume provides a solid beginning point for the middle and high school student, college students, and interested lay readers seeking a handy, accessible, and generally reliable resource to gain initial information about this ancient culture."

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Explores the daily lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt through reconstructions based on hieroglyphic inscriptions, paintings from tombs, and scenes from temple walls. Chapters examine what people ate and wore, and their social lives and jobs, and explain how bread, beer, and wine were made. Detailed descriptions of religion, government, art, military domination, and intellectual accomplishments help recreate the time period. The authors are professors of Egyptology and philosophy at Long Island University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313353062
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Series: Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 982,217
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

BOB BRIER is an Egyptologist and Professor of Philosophy at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Greenvale, New York.

HOYT HOBBS is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Greenvale, New York.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronology
1 History 1
2 Religion 33
3 Government and Society 59
4 Work and Play 75
5 Food 99
6 Clothes and Other Adornments 117
7 Architecture 143
8 Arts and Crafts 171
9 Warfare 201
10 Medicine and Mathematics 223
Annotated Bibliography 243
Index 249
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