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Title:
Ancient Egypt : an introduction
Author:
Ikram, Salima.
ISBN:
9780521859073

9780521675987
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Publication Information:
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Physical Description:
xxiii, 330 p.
Contents:
The black & the red : geography & environment -- Travellers, thieves, & scholars : the history of Egyptology & Egyptomania -- Recreating ancient Egypt : sources & methodologies -- Shadows in the sand : Egypt's past -- Maintaining Egypt : religion -- Kings & commoners : Egyptian society and government -- Town and country life -- From sunrise to sunset : daily life of the ancient Egyptians -- The living and the dead : mummies, tombs, & mortuary cults.
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This book provides an introduction to one of the greatest civilizations of all time - ancient Egypt. Beginning with a geographical overview that explains the development of Egyptian belief systems as well as its subsequent political development, it examines methodology, the history of the discipline of Egyptology, religion, social organization, urban and rural life, and death. It also includes a section on how people of all ranks lived. Lavishly illustrated, with many unusual photographs of rarely seen sites that are seldom illustrated, this volume is suitable for use in introductory-level courses on ancient Egypt. It offers a variety of student-friendly features, including a glossary, a bibliography, and a list of sources for those who wish to further their interest in ancient Egypt.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Chronologyp. xiii
1 The Black and the Red: Geography and Envirnmentp. 1
2 Travellers, Thieves, and Scholars: The History of Egyptology and Egyptomaniap. 23
3 Re=creating Ancient Egypt: Sources and Methodologiesp. 53
4 Shadows in the Sand: Egypt's Pastp. 69
5 Maintaining Egypt: Religionp. 115
6 Kings and Commoners: Egyptian Society and Governmentp. 165
7 Town Life and Country Lifep. 189
8 From Sunrise to Sunset: Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptiansp. 219
9 The Living and the Dead: Mummies, Tombs, and Mortuary Cultsp. 275
Glossaryp. 301
Notesp. 307
Further Readingp. 309
Egyptological Resourcesp. 319
Indexp. 323