A History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Marc Van De Mieroop
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444359193
Format: PDF, ePub
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Outlining the major political and cultural events, A History of Ancient Egypt is an authoritative and accessible introduction to this fascinating ancient culture. An accessible chronological narrative that draws on a range of historical sources Offers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt’s history from its origins to its domination by the Roman Empire Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of ancient Egypt Places Egypt’s history within its regional context, detailing interactions with Asia and Africa Engages students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues with the Key Debate section included in each chapter Makes the latest discoveries and scholarship accessible to a wide audience

A History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Nicolas Grimal
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631193968
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is an account of the rise and fall of the civilization in the Nile Valley, covering the first human settlement (c 120,000 BC) to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 333 BC. This is the first history of ancient Egypt for 25 years Brings together the very latest textual and archaeological evidence The index, bibliography and appendices make this an invaluable reference tool New guide to further reading in English especially commissioned for the paperback edition

A History of Ancient Egypt

Author: John Romer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846143780
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The extraordinary history of Ancient Egyptian civilization - from its earliest origins to the creation of its greatest monument - from specialist John Romer This exceptional book draws on a lifetime of research and thought to recreate the previously untold story of how a civilization which began with handfuls of semi-itinerant fishermen settled, spread and created a rich, vivid, strange civilization that had its first culmination in the pharaoh Khufu building the Great Pyramid. The book immerses the reader in the fascinating world of archaeological evidence, the process by which this long vanished world has gradually re-emerged and the rapidly changing interpretations which these breathtaking but entirely enigmatic remains have been subjected to. Whether he is writing about the smallest necklace bead or the most elaborate royal tomb, John Romer conveys to the reader a remarkable sense of how to understand a people so like ourselves and yet in so many ways eerily different. Reviews: 'Scholarly, passionate and exquisitely written ... a stunning, clear-sighted history of Ancient Egypt' James McConnachie, Sunday Times 'It is not easy to enliven prehistory while simultaneously respecting limited archaeological evidence and avoiding novelistic pitfalls. But Romer manages it ... After a long wait, we have an up-to-date, stimulating account of the birth of what may turn out to be the world's oldest civilization' Andrew Robinson, Nature 'His physical descriptions are superb ... a book to be read and thought about' John Ray, Financial Times 'Romer carries the reader along effortlessly on a lengthy, complex yet immensely satisfying journey' Joyce Tyldesley, BBC History About the author: John Romer has been working in Egypt since 1966 on archaeological digs in many key sites, including the Valley of the Kings and Karnak. He led the Brooklyn Museum expedition to excavate the tomb of Ramesses XI. He wrote and presented a number of television series, including The Seven Wonders of the World, Romer's Egypt, Ancient Lives and Testament. His major books include The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited and Valley of the Kings. He lives in Italy.

Ancient Egypt

Author: Francesco Tiradritti
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ancient Egypt remains one of the most perennially popular and fascinating cultures of the ancient world. This illustrated book offers a wide-ranging and accessible introduction to the art, monuments and history of ancient Egypt. The book takes a chronological approach, covering the predynastic and early dynastic periods when Egyptian civilization began to develop, the great pyramid-building age of the Old Kingdom, the splendid art of the Middle Kingdom, the great days of the New Kingdom when Rameses II extended the borders of the Egyptian empire to its greatest extent, and the late Ptolemaic period when Egypt fell under Greek rule. In these pages you will find over 300 illustrations of the statues, monuments, temples, tombs, sculpture, papyri, wall paintings and relief’s from all periods of ancient Egyptian history, creating a vivid picture of this fascinating culture.

The Secret History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Herbie Brennan
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480448761
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Something is awry with our picture of early civilisation” The Secret History of Ancient Egypt is a fast-paced, brilliantly researched book. New archaeological discoveries and scientific dating techniques are putting our notions of prehistory into turmoil. Did the Egyptians know how to build helicopters and submarines? Did an American eccentric discover the secret of the near-miraculous engineering techniques that built the pyramids? Could an advanced prehistoric culture have disappeared without a trace? These questions and more are answered in The Secret History of Ancient Egypt. Herbie Brennan turns orthodox scholarship upside down to reveal the truth about one of the most fascinating subjects you will ever study.First published in 2000, this book is more relevant now than ever—recent aerial archaeological surveys show many more Egyptian pyramids than those now visible as well as much more extensive building works—both supportive of the central thesis behind these pages.

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Ian Shaw
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191604623
Format: PDF
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The Oxford 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. The authors - each working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called Intermediate Periods previously regarded as 'dark ages'. Against the backdrop of the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this Oxford History 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 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.

A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2

Author: John Romer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846143802
Format: PDF, ePub
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This definitive, multi-volume history of the world's first known state reveals that much of what we have been taught about Ancient Egypt is the product of narrow-minded visions of the past Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. He reveals how the grand narratives of nineteenth and twentieth-century Egyptologists have misled us by portraying a culture of cruel monarchs and chronic war. Instead, based in part on discoveries of the past two decades, this extraordinary account shows what we can really learn from the remaining architecture, objects and writing: a history based on physical reality.