Ancient Egypt

Author: Barry J. Kemp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134563883
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: Salima Ikram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316102077
Release Date: 2009-12-14
Genre: Social Science

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.

Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids

Author: Dorothea Arnold
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780300085952
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Art

A catalog of an exhibition highlighting ancient Egyptian art and architecture.

Early Civilizations

Author: Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 977424365X
Release Date: 1993
Genre: History

"An important scholarly contribution not only to the study of early civilizations, but also to archaeological theory. . . . It should be required reading for any course on ancient civilization." --Kathryn A. Bard, Journal of Field Archaeology

Akhenaten

Author: Dominic Montserrat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134690343
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Social Science

The pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt in the mid-fourteenth century BCE, has been the subject of more speculation than any other character in Egyptian history. This provocative new biography examines both the real Akhenaten and the myths that have been created around him. It scrutinises the history of the pharaoh and his reign, which has been continually written in Eurocentric terms inapplicable to ancient Egypt, and the archaeology of Akhenaten's capital city, Amarna. It goes on to explore the pharaoh's extraordinary cultural afterlife, and the way he has been invoked to validate everything from psychoanalysis to racial equality to Fascism.

Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Author: Steven Snape
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444393731
Release Date: 2011-06-13
Genre: History

This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self

Life in Ancient Egypt

Author: Lionel Casson
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 9781612309125
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Genre: History

". . . gracefully written" - The New York Times Award-winning historian Lionel Casson paints a vivid portrait of the people of ancient Egypt - from peasants and pharaohs to soldiers and scribes and artists and priests - and what life was like beyond the splendors and treasures that remain with us today.

A Companion to Ancient Egypt

Author: Alan B. Lloyd
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320060
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: History

This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. Delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization. Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt?s ancient history and culture Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context

When the pyramids were built

Author: Dorothea Arnold
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
ISBN: UOM:39015047848646
Release Date: 1999-11-13
Genre: Art

Explores Old Kingdom art and antiquities

Mummies Disease and Ancient Cultures

Author: Thomas Aidan Cockburn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316342404
Release Date: 1998-04-30
Genre: Social Science

To look upon a mummy is to come face to face with our past. This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved as with the ancient Egyptians using a variety of complex techniques, others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs. By examining these preserved humans, we can get profound insights into the lives, health, culture and deaths of individuals and populations long gone. The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a classic. This readable new edition builds on these foundations, investigating the fantastic new findings in South America, Europe and the Far East. It will be a 'must-have' volume for anyone working in paleopathology and a fascinating read for all those interested in anthropology, archaeology, and the history of medicine.

The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt

Author: Steven Snape
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500772416
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: History

From early towns to booming metropolises, The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt explores every facet of urban life in ancient Egypt with a leading authority in the field as a guide Ancient Egyptian cities and towns have until recently been one of the least-studied and least-published aspects of this great ancient civilization. Now, new research and excavation are transforming our knowledge. This is the first book to bring these latest discoveries to a wide audience and to provide a comprehensive overview of what we know about ancient settlement during the dynastic period. The cities range in date from early urban centers to large metropolises. From houses to palaces to temples, the different parts of Egyptian cities and towns are examined in detail, giving a clear picture of the urban world. The inhabitants, from servants to Pharaoh, are vividly brought to life, placed in the context of the civil administration that organized every detail of their lives. Famous cities with extraordinary buildings and fascinating histories are also examined here through detailed individual treatments, including: Memphis, home of the pyramid–building kings of the Old Kingdom; Thebes, containing the greatest concentration of monumental buildings from the ancient world; and Amarna, intimately associated with the pharaoh Akhenaten. An analysis of information from modern excavations and ancient texts recreates vibrant ancient communities, providing range and depth beyond any other publication on the subject.

Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780870999079
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Art

A catalog of an exhibition highlighting ancient Egyptian art and architecture.

Egyptian Art A i

Author: Jaromir Malek
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714836273
Release Date: 1999-07-22
Genre: Art

Egyptian art from its prehistoric origins through 3, 000 years of achievement.

Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut

Author: Jose M. Galan
Publisher: Oriental Inst Publications Sales
ISBN: 1614910243
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

This volume publishes the proceedings of the Theban Symposium that took place in May 2010, in Granada, Spain, at the Institute for Arabic Studies of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), on the general theme of “Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut.” The volume contains nineteen papers that present new perspectives on the reign of Hatshepsut and the early New Kingdom. The authors address a range of topics, including the phenomenon of innovation, the Egyptian worldview, politics, state administration, women's issues and the use of gender, cult and rituals, mortuary practices, and architecture. Groundbreaking for the study of Hatshepsut's reign and the beginning of the Eighteenth Dynasty, this volume will become an important reference for scholars and lay readers interested in the history, culture, and archaeology of the time of Hatshepsut and the early New Kingdom.