The Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt

The Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt

by Ian Shaw
     
 

The Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt is the only book available providing detailed historical coverage of Egypt from the early Stone Age to its incorporation into the Roman Empire. The lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians covering the period from 700,000

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt is the only book available providing detailed historical coverage of Egypt from the early Stone Age to its incorporation into the Roman Empire. The lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians covering the period from 700,000 BC to AD 311.

Against the backdrop of the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this book also examines cultural and social patterns, including stylistic developments in art and literature. The pace of change in such aspects of Egyptian culture as monumental architecture, funerary beliefs, and ethnicity was not necessarily tied to the rate of political change. Each of the authors—working at the cutting edge of their particular fields—has therefore set out to elucidate, in both words and pictures, the underlying patterns of social and political change, and to describe the changing face of ancient Egypt, from the biographical details of individuals to the social and economic factors that shaped the lives of the population as a whole.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802934
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/13/2002
Series:
Oxford Illustrated Histories Series
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
883,902
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates; List of Maps; Acknowledgements
Introduction
Prehistory: Palaeolithic and Neolithic
Predynastic Period
Late Predynastic and Early Dynastic
The Rise of Eqyptian Civilization
The Old Kingdom
The First Intermediate Period
The Middle Kingdom
The Second Intermediate Period
The New Kingdom: Pre-Amarna
The New Kingdom: Amarna and Post-Amarna
Egypt and the Outside World
The Third Intermediate Period
The Late Period
The Ptolemaic Period
The Roman Period
Further Reading; Chronological Tables; Acknowledgement of Sources; Index

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