Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

by Lionel Casson
     
 

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.See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Lloyd's List
Lionel Casson's scholarship is impeccable.
American Neptune
Casson is one of those rare individuals able to make a highly technical subject not only understandable to the general reader, but interesting as well.
Journal of Near Eastern Studies
Provides a suitable introduction to Egyptian society for readers newly interested in ancient Egypt or for use in a survey course.

— Vanessa Davies

I. Asimov: A Memoir
I was reading one of Casson's books while waiting for [my daughter]... She was late, which would ordinarily have thrown me into a fever of apprehension, but on this occasion I was so wrapped up in the book, I didn't notice. In fact, when she did come back, quite late, I was annoyed because she had interrupted me before I had finished the book. I told Casson this, and he was infinitely pleased.

— Isaac Asimov

I. Asimov: A Memoir - Isaac Asimov

I was reading one of Casson's books while waiting for [my daughter]... She was late, which would ordinarily have thrown me into a fever of apprehension, but on this occasion I was so wrapped up in the book, I didn't notice. In fact, when she did come back, quite late, I was annoyed because she had interrupted me before I had finished the book. I told Casson this, and he was infinitely pleased.

Journal of Near Eastern Studies - Vanessa Davies

Provides a suitable introduction to Egyptian society for readers newly interested in ancient Egypt or for use in a survey course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801866005
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/03/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.78(d)

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Isaac Asimov
I was reading one of Casson's books while waiting for [my daughter]... She was late, which would ordinarily have thrown me into a fever of apprehension, but on this occasion I was so wrapped up in the book, I didn't notice. In fact, when she did come back, quite late, I was annoyed because she had interrupted me before I had finished the book. I told Casson this, and he was infinitely pleased.

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