Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt [NOOK Book]

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The great pyramids of Giza, Tutankhamun, the Great Sphinx, Cleopatra, and Ramesses II: the names and achievements of Ancient Egypt are legendary. Situated along the Nile River, the Ancient Egyptian civilization began around 3150 BC and lasted over three millennia until it was conquered by Rome in 31 BC. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt expands upon the information presented in the first with a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of ...
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Overview

The great pyramids of Giza, Tutankhamun, the Great Sphinx, Cleopatra, and Ramesses II: the names and achievements of Ancient Egypt are legendary. Situated along the Nile River, the Ancient Egyptian civilization began around 3150 BC and lasted over three millennia until it was conquered by Rome in 31 BC. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt expands upon the information presented in the first with a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Egyptian rulers, bureaucrats, and commoners whose records have survived, as well as ancient society, religion, and gods.
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Editorial Reviews

Bibliotheca Orientalis
Designed to meet the needs of a wider audience, this book...distills the fruits of recent scholarship to provide the most up-to -date information on significant persons of Ancient Egypt...The entries are concise and easy to use..
ARBA
...this is a valuable volume, particularly for the academic and theological library, and strongly recommended for major public libraries. The reasonable price and its usefulness make it a good investment..
Library Journal

While packed with engaging information, this reference suffers from a conspicuous lack of illustrations. Besides a line drawing of the Nile Valley and a largely uncontextualized segment of 15 black-and-white photos, definitions stand alone. Retired Assistant Keeper of the British Museum's Egyptian Antiquities Bierbrier has revised the edition to incorporate critical new components, like an introductory chronology and an impressive, 115-page bibliography. Organized alphabetically, the entries are accessibly written and contain boldface cross-references. A still more thoroughgoing guide can be found in Oxford's Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Recommended, in conjunction with an illustrated reference, for Egyptology and ancient history collections.


—Savannah Schroll Guz
Booknews
A reference for both Egyptologists and non-specialists, presenting important people and places in ancient Egyptian history as well as those in the history of Egyptology. Coverage is given to ancient rulers, bureaucrats, and commoners whose records have survived, to ancient society, religion, and gods, and to the people and places significant to modern archaeological discoveries and scholarship. Includes a detailed bibliography of historical periods, archaeological sites, and other aspects of Egyptian studies, plus a chronology and a b&w map. The author is assistant keeper in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum, London. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
American Reference Books Annual
This volume is by a well-known Egyptologist provides the interested reader/researcher with a wealth of information that can serve as a prelude to further research....Of tremendous value is the extensive set of bibliographies, well over one hundred pages of useful resources....Such a combination of resources in one modest volume will serve scholars and yet is not so overwhelming as to intimidate the more casual reader.
Booklist
This dictionary...is quite accessible to the general public.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This volume is by a well-known Egyptologist provides the interested reader/researcher with a wealth of information that can serve as a prelude to further research....Of tremendous value is the extensive set of bibliographies, well over one hundred pages of useful resources....Such a combination of resources in one modest volume will serve scholars and yet is not so overwhelming as to intimidate the more casual reader.
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Meet the Author

Morris L. Bierbrier was Assistant Keeper in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum, London for 25 years before his retirement. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
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