Life in Ancient Egypt

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The fullest, most thoroughly detailed older account (with much material not in more recent books) of domestic life, religion, magic, medicine, commerce, much more. Many illustrations reproduce tomb paintings, carvings, hieroglyphs, etc.
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The fullest, most thoroughly detailed older account (with much material not in more recent books) of domestic life, religion, magic, medicine, commerce, much more. Many illustrations reproduce tomb paintings, carvings, hieroglyphs, etc.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781313612685
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 626
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
  Traditional Characteristics of Egypt
  Importance of Egypt in the History of the World
  Jewish and Greek Sources
  The Egyptian Monuments
  Difficulties inherent in the Subject
CHAPTER I
  THE LAND OF EGYPT
    Geology of the Country
    Climate and Inundation
    Flora and Fauna
    Character of the Country; its Influence on the Nation
    The Twofold Division of the Country
    Density of the Population
    The Nomes or Provinces
    Upper Egypt
    Middle Egypt and the Feyum
    Lower Egypt
CHAPTER II
  THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT
    Origin of the Egyptians
    Characteristics of the Egyptian People
    Dawn of Egyptian History
CHAPTER III
  HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT
    Chronology
    The Old Empire
    The Middle Empire; the Hyksos
    The Eighteenth Dynasty
    The Religious Reformation
    The Nineteenth Dynasty
    The Twentieth Dynasty
    Later Periods
CHAPTER IV
  THE KING AND HIS COURT
    The Status of Royalty in the East
    Titles of the King
    The King in his Divine Character
    The Regalia and the Officials belonging thereto
    Suite of the King
    The King's Accession
    The King in his Priestly Character
    The King the Head of the Government
    The Court and the Court Ceremonial
    The Courtiers
    The King's Consorts
    The Princes
    Education of the Princes
CHAPTER V
  POLITICAL CONDITIONS IN EGYPT UNDER THE OLD EMPIRE
    The Nomes
    The Two Halves of the Kingdom
    "Government of Upper Egypt ; the " Great Men of the South "
    Government of the North Country
    The Treasury Department
    Administration of Justice
    Honours and Titles
    Disintegration of the Kingdom under the Middle Empire
    Hereditary Government of the Nomes
    The Nomarchs
    Administration of Government in the Nomes
    The Treasury Department under the Middle Empire
    Decline of the Bureaucratic Government
    Social conditions in the Earlier Period
    Property of the Aristocracy
    The Middle Class
CHAPTER VI
  POLITICAL CONDITIONS IN EGYPT UNDER THE NEW EMPIRE
    Disappearance of the Old Nobility
    Soldiers and Priests become the Ruling Classes
    The Slaves of the King
    The Highest Officials
    The Treasury Department
    Scribes and Deeds
    The Archives
    The Official and his Chief
    Reprimand and Deposition
    Distinctions
    "Bestowal of the " Gold "
    The Workmen and their Life
    Social conditions under the New Empire
    Serfs and Bondservants
CHAPTER VII
  THE POLICE And THE COURTS OF JUSTICE
    Robberies in the Theban Necropolis
    Lawsuit against the Tomb Robbers
    The Courts of Justice under the Old Empire
    The Courts of Justice under the New Empire
    Laws ; exceptional Procedure
    A Case of High Treason
    Contracts
    Statues regarding Endowments
CHAPTER VIII
  FAMILY LIFE
    The Status of the Wife
    Double Marriages
    The Harem
    Marriage with a Sister
    Morality of the Nation
    Inheritance of Property
    Genealogies
    Personal Names
    Surnames and Pet-names
    Erasure of Names
    Education and Morals
CHAPTER IX
  THE HOUSE
    Preliminary Remarks
    Change of Site of the Royal Towns
    Memphis
    Houses of the Old Empire
    Pictures of Houses of the New Empire
    Country Houses
    Town Residences of the New Empire
    Palace of the King
    Chairs and Couches
    Tables and Boxes
    Household Servants
    The Kitchen
    The Bakery
    Beer
    Meals
    The Garden
    Vine Culture
    Preparation of Wine
CHAPTER X
  DRESS
    Preliminary Remarks
    Men's Dress under the Old Empire
    Men's Dress under the Middle Empire
    Men's Dress under the New Empire
    The Royal Short Skirt
    Robes of Office
    Women's Dress under the Old Empire
    Women's Dress under the New Empire
    General Character of Egyptian Dress
    The Laundry
    Men's Coiffure under the Old and the New Empire
    Women's Coiffure under the Old and the New Empire
    Beards
    Sandals and Shoes
    Ornaments
    Coverings for the Head
    Sticks and Scepters
    Rouging and Anointing
    Cosmetics
CHAPTER XI
  RECREATION
    Preliminary Remarks
    Bird Snaring
    Fishing
    Hippopotamus Hunting
    Fabulous Animals
    Desert Hunting
    Dogs and Monkeys
    Bull Fights
    Gymnastics
    Dancing
    Music and Song
    Feasts
    Games
CHAPTER XII
  RELIGION
    Development of Religion
    Attempt at a Reformation
    Legends of the Gods
    Rê' and Isis
    The Rebellion of Mankind
    The Myth of Osiris
    Other Divine Myths
    Private and Public Worship
    Ritual
    Sacrifices
    Festivals
    The House of the God
    Plan of the Temples
    Temple Decoration
    The Names of the Temples
    The Temple Enclosure
    The Temple of Tell el Amarna
    The Temple Outbuildings
    The Priesthood under the Old Empire
    The Priesthood under the Middle Empire
    Rise of the Priesthood
    The Priests of Amon under the New Empire
    Dress of the Priests
    Gifts of the Kings to the Gods
    Gifts of Ramses III. To the Gods
    The Property of Amon
CHAPTER XIII
  THE DEAD
    The Soul of Man and his Ka
    Influence of the Myth of Osiris on Funerary Worship
    Burial
    Tombs of the Old Empire
    Tombs of the Middle Empire
    Tombs of the New Empire
    Treatment of the Viscera
    Employment of Magic
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    Employment of Wood
    Pillars
    Tendency to a Freer Development in Architecture
    Smaller Objects of Art
CHAPTER XVII
  AGRICULTURE
    Irrigation
    Ploughing
    Hoeing and Sowing
    Harvest
    Threshing and Winnowing
    Granaries
    Various Species of Corn
    Cattle Breeding
    Life of the Herdsmen
    Small Stock and Birds
    Cattle Breeding under the New Empire
    Status of the Agricultural Labourer
CHAPTER XVIII
  ARTS AND CRAFTS
    Status of the Artisan
    Matting and Woven Stuffs
    Weaving and Spinning
    Leatherwork
    The Use of Wood
    Carpenters' Tools
    Peculiarities of Egyptian Carpenters' Work
    Pottery
    Glass Blowing and Metal Smelting
    Metals
    Goldsmiths' Work
    Sources of the Various Metals
    The Nubian Gold Mines
    The Mines of Sinai
    The Quarries of Turah
    The Quarries of the Silsilis and Syene
    The Quarries of Hammamât
    The Transport of Blocks of Stone
CHAPTER XIX
  TRAFFIC AND TRADE
    Papyrus Skiffs and Wooden Boats
    The Boats of the Old Empire
    The Boats of the Middle Empire
    The Boats of the New Empire
    Litters
    Donkeys and Horses
    Carriages
    "Riding, Traveling, and Postal Arrangements"
    Marketing
    Barter and Exchange
    Intercourse with Nubia
    Nubia in the Earlier Period
    Nubia under the New Empire
    The Government of Nubia
    The Divine Land
    The Incense Countries
    Intercourse with the North
    Syria and Palestine
CHAPTER XX
  WAR
    Unwarlike Character of the Egyptians
    A War under the Old Empire
    The Wars of the Middle Empire
    The Fortresses of the Middle Empire
    Warlike Character of the New Empire
    The Battle of Kadesh
    The Syrian Fortresses
    Celebration of a Victory
    Treaty with the Cheta
    Time of Peace with Syria
    Frontier Relations
    The Libyans and the Maritime Nations
    A Naval Engagement
    Constitution of the Army under the New Empire
    The Divisions of the Army and their Equipment
    The Chariot Force
    The Pitiable Position of the Subordinate Officers
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    Dated and difficult to read at times

    This book gives little in the way of new knowledge of Anicent Egypt and does not seem to include any of the recent Ancient Egyptian discoveries. Nor does this book give any insightful analysis of the brilliance that was the Ancient Egyptian Civilization. On top of this, the book seemes to have been hastily scanned with minimal editing or proof reading and has countless unintellible words that seemed to be as difficult to decipher as the hieroglyphs without the Rosetta Stone!

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