Recasting Ancient Egypt in the African Context

Recasting Ancient Egypt in the African Context

by Clinton Crawford
     
 

This is a timely piece which seeks to place Egypt in its true historical context. It captures the substantial, unmistakable evidence for the indigenous African origin of the ancient Egyptians. It also examines the genius behind their invaluable achievement in concretizing and codifying the heiroglyphic system of writing that they inherited from their ancestors. It… See more details below

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This is a timely piece which seeks to place Egypt in its true historical context. It captures the substantial, unmistakable evidence for the indigenous African origin of the ancient Egyptians. It also examines the genius behind their invaluable achievement in concretizing and codifying the heiroglyphic system of writing that they inherited from their ancestors. It explains their mastery of the arts and sciences as displayed in their monumental architectural feats. And finally it analyzes their highly organized - surprisingly, matriarchal - social system which made it possible for so many of their unsurpassed contributions to be bequeathed to human cultures everywhere. Unlike conventional treatments of ancient Egypt, however, this innovative text renders the collected data accessible to layman and expert alike through its framework of suggested curriculum outlines, thus ensuring this book's usefulness to the general public as well as to educational institutions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865433816
Publisher:
Africa World Press
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
Frontispiece: The Meaning of the Adinkra Symbol
List of illustrations
Prologue
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ch. 1Statement of the Problem1
Ch. 2Origin and Development of the Ancient Egyptians25
Ch. 3History and Culture of Ancient Egypt35
Ch. 4The Art of Ancient Egypt - Old Kingdom53
Ch. 5Toward an Understanding of Ancient Egyptian Art83
Ch. 6Written Language in Ancient Egypt101
Ch. 7Toward a Model Curriculum151
Ch. 8Conclusions and Implications169
Bibliography173
Index179

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