Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt / Edition 2

Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt / Edition 2

by Lionel Casson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801866014

ISBN-13: 9780801866012

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Lionel Casson offers a comprehensive introduction to the people of ancient Egypt. He describes the structure of Egyptian society—the levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women. He reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors,

Overview

Lionel Casson offers a comprehensive introduction to the people of ancient Egypt. He describes the structure of Egyptian society—the levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women. He reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors, painters, cabinetmakers, jewelers, and smiths whose hands turned out the sculptures, murals, and objects of beauty that are so prized today. He deals with that key factor in Egyptian life, religion: the nature of the gods; the powerful role played by belief in the afterlife; and the career of one pharaoh, Akhenaten, who attempted to put heretical views into practice.

Originally published in 1975 as The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801866012
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
revised and expanded edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents:



List of Illustrations

Preface



I The New Kingdom

II The Social Pyramid

III The Family

IV Women

V On the Farm

VI At Leisure

VII The Professions

VIII Fine Craftsman

IX Religion

X A Maverick Pharaoh

XI The Afterlife

XII Travel

XIII Egypt Under Non-Egyptians



Epilogue

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