The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

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by Ian Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192804588

ISBN-13: 9780192804587

Pub. Date: 02/19/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt, from c. 700,000 BC to AD 311. Following the story from the Egyptians' prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans, this book resurrects a fascinating society replete with remarkable historical information. It investigates such subjects as the changing

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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt, from c. 700,000 BC to AD 311. Following the story from the Egyptians' prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans, this book resurrects a fascinating society replete with remarkable historical information. It investigates such subjects as the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world. The authors—an international team of experts working at the cutting edge of their particular fields—outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called 'intermediate periods' which were previously regarded as 'dark ages' and are only now beginning to be better understood. They also examine cultural and social patterns, including stylistic developments in art and literature. Addressing the issues surrounding this distinctive culture, vividly relating the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, exploring colorful personalities, and uncovering surprising facts, The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is certain to enrich our understanding of this endlessly intriguing civilization.
"Brimming with...intriguing facts...also provides a first-rate overview of le progrès Egyptien—from the period when Homo erectus first stalked the land right up to Octavian's triumphant entry into Egypt in 30 BC."—The Times (London) (on the previous edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192804587
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/19/2004
Edition description:
New
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
318,089
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Colour Plates
List of Maps and Plans
List of Contributors
1Introduction: Chronologies and Cultural Change in Egypt1
2Prehistory: From the Palaeolithic to the Badarian Culture (c.700,000-4000 B.C.)17
3The Naqada Period (c.4000-3200 B.C.)44
4The Emergence of the Egyptian State (c.3200-2686 B.C.)61
5The Old Kingdom (c.2686-2125 B.C.)89
6The First Intermediate Period (c.2160-2055 B.C.)118
7The Middle Kingdom Renaissance (c.2055-1650 B.C.)148
8The Second Intermediate Period (c.1650-1550 B.C.)184
9The 18th Dynasty before the Amarna Period (c.1550-1352 B.C.)218
10The Amarna Period and the Later New Kingdom (c.1352-1069 B.C.)272
11Egypt and the Outside World314
12The Third Intermediate Period (1069-664 B.C.)330
13The Late Period (664-332 B.C.)369
14The Ptolemaic Period (332-30 B.C.)395
15The Roman Period (30 B.C.-A.D. 395)422
Epilogue446
Further Reading447
Glossary473
Chronology479
Illustration Sources485
Index489

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