The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is the only history to provide detailed historical coverage of Egypt from the early Stone Age to its incorporation into the Roman Empire. The essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians covering the period from 700,000 B.C. to A.D. 311. The authors outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called Intermediate Periods previously regarded as 'dark ages'.
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No one does authoritative history better than Oxford University Press. Ian Shaw, an expert in Egyptian archaeology at the University of Liverpool, brings us a detailed look at the period from 700,000 B.C. to A.D. 311. Scholarly yet eminently readable, this is a volume destined for the bookshelf of any serious history buff.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192804587
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/19/2004
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 407,799
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Ian Shaw is Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London.

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Table of Contents

List of Colour Plates
List of Maps and Plans
List of Contributors
1 Introduction: Chronologies and Cultural Change in Egypt 1
2 Prehistory: From the Palaeolithic to the Badarian Culture (c.700,000-4000 B.C.) 17
3 The Naqada Period (c.4000-3200 B.C.) 44
4 The Emergence of the Egyptian State (c.3200-2686 B.C.) 61
5 The Old Kingdom (c.2686-2125 B.C.) 89
6 The First Intermediate Period (c.2160-2055 B.C.) 118
7 The Middle Kingdom Renaissance (c.2055-1650 B.C.) 148
8 The Second Intermediate Period (c.1650-1550 B.C.) 184
9 The 18th Dynasty before the Amarna Period (c.1550-1352 B.C.) 218
10 The Amarna Period and the Later New Kingdom (c.1352-1069 B.C.) 272
11 Egypt and the Outside World 314
12 The Third Intermediate Period (1069-664 B.C.) 330
13 The Late Period (664-332 B.C.) 369
14 The Ptolemaic Period (332-30 B.C.) 395
15 The Roman Period (30 B.C.-A.D. 395) 422
Epilogue 446
Further Reading 447
Glossary 473
Chronology 479
Illustration Sources 485
Index 489
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