Egypt and the Egyptians

ISBN-10: 0521616891

ISBN-13: 9780521616898

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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Description: Surveying more than three thousand years of Egyptian civilization, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to complex early societies. It looks more closely at the role of women in Egypt, delves deeper into the Egyptian Neolithic and Egypt's transition to an agricultural society.

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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 277
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Douglas J. Brewer is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois. He is the author (with Emily Teeter) of Egypt and the Egyptians, as well as of numerous other books and articles on Egypt, covering topics from domestication to cultural change and the environment. He has more than thirty years of field work experience in Egypt and is currently researching the cultures and environment of Egypt's deserts.

Emily Teeter Ph.D. is a Research Associate and Coordinator of Special Exhibits at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. She has curated temporary and permanent exhibits of Egyptian art at the Oriental Institute Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. The author and co-author of a wide range of popular and scholarly publications, her most recent books include Ancient Egypt: Treasures from the Collection of the Oriental Institute; Egypt and the Egyptians; and The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt.

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface
Outline chronology of Egypt and major rulers
Glossary
An Egyptian revival
The river, valley, and desert
A chronology and history of Egypt
Cities, towns, and villages
The government and the governed
Religion and religious practices
Society and its expectations
Language and writing
Homes for the people, the pharaoh, and the gods
The quest for eternity
Egyptian art: craftsmen, techniques, and conventions
Cultural death or transformation of a civilization?
Bibliography
Index
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