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Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Lionel Casson offers a comprehensive introduction to the people of ancient Egypt. He describes the structure of Egyptian societythe levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women. He reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors, painters, cabinetmakers, jewelers, and smiths whose hands turned out the sculptures, murals, and objects of beauty that are so prized today. He deals with that key factor in Egyptian life, religion: the nature of the gods; the powerful role played by belief in the afterlife; and the career of one pharaoh, Akhenaten, who attempted to put heretical views into practice.
Originally published in 1975 as The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Edition description:||revised and expanded edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
I The New Kingdom
II The Social Pyramid
III The Family
V On the Farm
VI At Leisure
VII The Professions
VIII Fine Craftsman
X A Maverick Pharaoh
XI The Afterlife
XIII Egypt Under Non-Egyptians
What People are Saying About This
I was reading one of Casson's books while waiting for [my daughter]... She was late, which would ordinarily have thrown me into a fever of apprehension, but on this occasion I was so wrapped up in the book, I didn't notice. In fact, when she did come back, quite late, I was annoyed because she had interrupted me before I had finished the book. I told Casson this, and he was infinitely pleased.