Ancient Egypt

Author: Barry J. Kemp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134563890
Release Date: 2007-05-07
Genre: History

Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this second edition of Barry J. Kemp's popular text presents a compelling reassessment of what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and enduring characteristics. Ranging across Ancient Egyptian material culture, social and economic experiences, and the mindset of its people, the book also includes two new chapters exploring the last ten centuries of Ancient Egyptian civilization and who, in ethnic terms, the ancients were. Fully illustrated, the book draws on both ancient written materials and decades of excavation evidence, transforming our understanding of this remarkable civilization. Broad ranging yet impressively detailed, Kemp’s work is an indispensable text for all students of Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt

Author: Barry J. Kemp
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415063469
Release Date: 1991
Genre: History

This comprehensive survey of Egyptian society and history transforms our understanding of this remarkable civilisation.

Ancient Egypt

Author: B. G. Trigger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521284279
Release Date: 1983-09-22
Genre: History

This book, first published in 1983, presents an innovative perspective on the ancient societies which flourished in the Nile Valley.

War in Ancient Egypt

Author: Anthony J. Spalinger
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405113717
Release Date: 2005-02-04
Genre: History

This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt from c. 1575 bc–1100 bc. Focuses on the period in which the Egyptians created a professional army and gained control of Syria, creating an “Empire of Asia”. Written by a respected Egyptologist. Highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots and siege technology. Considers the socio-political aspects of warfare, particularly the rise to power of a new group of men. Evaluates the military effectiveness of the Egyptian state, looking at the logistics of warfare during this period. Incorporates maps and photographs, a chronological table, and a chart of dynasties and pharaohs

Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology

Author: Paul T. Nicholson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521452570
Release Date: 2000-03-23
Genre: History

Aimed primarily at Egyptologists and archaeologists, this book covers all aspects of craftwork in a ncient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids and the carving of statues to techniques of mummification, boat-building, jewellery making, ancient brewing, carpentry, hairstyling, tailoring and basket weaving. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it is the first book since the 1920s to describe current research into the actual basics of life in Pharaonic Egypt. The twenty-five chapters, by well-regarded scholars, present up-to-date and accessible information on a wide array of techniques.

How To Read The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author: Barry Kemp
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847087515
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: History

The Egyptians created a world of supernatural forces so vivid, powerful and inescapable that controlling one's destiny within it was a constant preoccupation. In life, supernatural forces manifested themselves through misfortune and illness,and after death were faced for eternity in the Otherworld, along with the divine gods who controlled the universe. The Book of the Dead empowered the reader to overcome the dangers lurking in the Otherworld and to become one with the gods who governed. Barry Kemp selects a number of spells to explore who and what the Egyptians feared and the kind of assistance that the Book offered them, revealing a relationship between the human individual and the divine quite unlike that found in the major faiths of the modern world.

Amarna 5

Author: Barry J. Kemp
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015018348899
Release Date: 1989
Genre: History


Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt

Author: Stephen Quirke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118610527
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulatingoverview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examiningresearch drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptologyand shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – abelief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptianreligious practices Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to securewell-being in the present life and the afterlife