The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

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by Ian Shaw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192804588

ISBN-13: 9780192804587

Pub. Date: 02/19/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Blending vividly written essays and over a hundred attractive illustrations--including 32 color plates--The Oxford History Ancient Egypt is a stunningly designed and authoritative account of the once glorious civilization on the Nile. Ranging from 700,000 BC to 311

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Blending vividly written essays and over a hundred attractive illustrations--including 32 color plates--The Oxford History Ancient Egypt is a stunningly designed and authoritative account of the once glorious civilization on the Nile. Ranging from 700,000 BC to 311 AD, this volume portrays the emergence and development of Egypt from its prehistoric roots to its conquest by the Roman Empire. The contributors--all leading scholars working at the cutting edge of Egyptology--incorporate the latest findings in archaeological research as they chart the principal political events of Egyptian history, from the rise of the Pharaohs and the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great, to the ascension of the Ptolemies and the coming of Roman legions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192804587
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/19/2004
Edition description:
New
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
514,883
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Platesxi
List of Maps and Plansxiii
List of Contributorsxv
1.Introduction: Chronologies and Cultural Change in Egypt1
2.Prehistory: From the Palaeolithic to the Badarian Culture (c.700,000-4000 BC)16
3.The Naqada Period (c.4000-3200 BC)41
4.The Emergence of the Egyptian State (c.3200-2686 BC)57
5.The Old Kingdom (c.2686-2160 BC)83
6.The First Intermediate Period (c.2160-2055 BC)108
7.The Middle Kingdom Renaissance (c.2055-1650 BC)137
8.The Second Intermediate Period (c.1650-1550 BC)172
9.The 18th Dynasty before the Amarna Period (c.1550-1352 BC)207
10.The Amarna Period and the Later New Kingdom (c.1352-1069 BC)265
11.Egypt and the Outside World308
12.The Third Intermediate Period (1069-664 BC)324
13.The Late Period (664-332 BC)364
14.The Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BC)388
15.The Roman Period (30 BC-AD 395)414
Epilogue437
Further Reading438
Glossary472
Chronology480
Index491

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