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History of Ancient Egypt

ISBN-10: 0631193960
ISBN-13: 9780631193968
Edition: 1994
Authors: Nicolas Grimal
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Description: 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. It is the first reign-by-reign history of ancient Egypt to be  More...

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List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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. It is the first reign-by-reign history of ancient Egypt to be published since Sir Alan Gardiner's Egypt of the Pharaohs (1961) and takes full account of the many archaeological, scientific and linguistic discoveries of the last three decades. The author blends archaeological and textual evidence into a lucid and vivid narrative and, by quoting extensively from contemporary sources, such as the funerary autobiographies of individuals and the official accounts of military campaigns, adds a strong sense of atmosphere to the unfolding of events. Nicolas Grimal recounts the political, cultural and economic history of the Egyptians within the framework of an intricate and well-argued chronology. At a time when the vast accumulation of information from ancient Egypt is becoming almost too diverse for a single mind to encompass, he has managed to transform - without disguising current gaps in knowledge - disparate sources of evidence and the findings of many different disciplines into a coherent historical sequence. This is in itself a considerable achievement: it has also provided the means of presenting one of the most scholarly and at the same time most readable histories ever written of a civilization whose mysteries and achievements have fascinated the West for well over two millennia. For the paperback edition a section of further reading in English has been prepared by Kent R. Weekes, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo.

List of Illustrations
Introduction
The Formative Period
From Prehistory to History
Religion and History
The Thinite Period
The Classical Age
The Old Kingdom
Funerary Ideas
The Struggle for Power
The Middle Kingdom
The Invasion
The Empire
The Tuthmosids
Akhenaten
The Ramessid Period
The Domain of Amun
The Final Phase
The Third Intermediate Period
Nubians and Saites
Persians and Greeks
Conclusion
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliography
Guide to Further Reading by
Index

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