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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt By Ian Shaw

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw

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Portrays the emergence and development of the ancient Egyptians' civilization, from their prehistoric origins to their incorporation into the Roman Empire. As well as the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this book also examines cultural and social patterns.

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt Summary

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw

The essays and illustrations in this history portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their incorporation into the Roman Empire, covering the period from around 7000 BCE to 311. The authors outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called "intermediate periods" which were previously regarded as "dark ages" and are only now beginning to be better understood. Against the backdrop of the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this book 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 of this history 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.

Table of Contents

List of Plates; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Prehistory: Palaeolithic and Neolithic; Predynastic Period; Late Predynastic and Early Dynastic; The Rise of Eqyptian Civilization; The Old Kingdom; The First Intermediate Period; The Middle Kingdom; The Second Intermediate Period; The New Kingdom: Pre-Amarna; The New Kingdom: Amarna and Post-Amarna; Egypt and the Outside World; The Third Intermediate Period; The Late Period; The Ptolemaic Period; The Roman Period; Further Reading; Chronological Tables; Acknowledgement of Sources; Index

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GOR001332317
The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2000-11-01
528
0198150342
9780198150343
N/A
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