Everyday Life in Egypt in the Days of Ramesses The Great / Edition 1

Everyday Life in Egypt in the Days of Ramesses The Great / Edition 1

by Pierre Montet
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0812211138

ISBN-13: 9780812211139

Pub. Date: 12/01/1980

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

A classic study of daily life in ancient Egypt, Everyday Life in Egypt in the Days of Ramesses the Great is the masterwork of the dean of modern Egyptologists, Pierre Montet. Renowned for its accuracy and scope, this book conveys the richness and complexity of ancient Egyptian life.

The book focuses on the era of the great builders at Karnak and Luxor, the

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A classic study of daily life in ancient Egypt, Everyday Life in Egypt in the Days of Ramesses the Great is the masterwork of the dean of modern Egyptologists, Pierre Montet. Renowned for its accuracy and scope, this book conveys the richness and complexity of ancient Egyptian life.

The book focuses on the era of the great builders at Karnak and Luxor, the Ramesside kings (ca. 1314-1090 B.C.) and surveys both upper and lower Egypt to give a comprehensive picture of pharaonic society. Montet combines studies of monuments and tombs with data from pictorial and literary sources, including papyrus documents, to depict the experiences of royalty, priests, urban artisans and professionals, peasants and slaves. Here, too, are colorful descriptions of dwelling places, seasonal activities, holiday observances, family life, travel, justice, warfare, and the rites of burial—all enhanced by Montet's appreciation for the ancient Egyptian way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812211139
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/1980
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,258,457
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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