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An history of Egypt from the first settlements to the present. A vast undertaking which focusses on continuity as well as cultural changes and emphasises the influence of geography and climate on econcomics and social organisation. Lots of archaeological as well as historical evidence to trace the prehistory of the area, the pyramid builders, the civilisation of the imperial age, the first pharoahs and then the influence of the Greeks, the Romans, Christianity, Islam and a brief examination of the contemporary situation.
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"This book provides an excellent introduction to the land of ancientand modern Egypt ... Well written ... The author offers so much detail and excellent information on this fascinating culture that this book ought to be the textbook schools used to present Egypt to students." Francesca Jourdan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631211952
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/10/1998
  • Series: Peoples of Africa Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Watterson received her doctorate from the University of Liverpool. She is currently a freelance lecturer in Egyptology, working, in particular, in Adult Education. Her previous books Women in Ancient Egypt (1991), Introductory Egyptian Hieroglyphics (secind edition, 1993) and Gods of Ancient Egypt (1996).

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Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Maps.

Series Editor's Preface.


A Note on Transliteration.

The Egyptians: Table of Dates.


1. The Land and its People.

2. The Earliest Egyptians.

3. The Era of the Pyramid-builders.

4. The Imperial Age.

5. The Last Pharaohs.

6. Hellenistic Egypt.

7. Roman and Christian Egypt.

8. Islamic Egypt.

9. Modern Egypt.


General Index.

Index of Ancient Egyptian Terms.

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