A widely published author on the subject, Robert Morkot presents a clear introduction to the origins, history and culture of Ancient Egyptian civilization. This excellent addition to the popular family of books on ancient peoples offers a broad coverage of Egyptian life. Morkotalso addresses a number of important questions dealing with race and colour, Egypt's relationship with Africa and Egypt's legacy. The Egyptians includes chapters on: dynasties and empires society daily life religion art and architecture languages and literature. This engaging and accessible book provides students with the ideal introduction to this fascinating civilization.
1. Defining Ancient Egypt 2. The Egyptian World 3. Esoteric Knowledge and Oriental Mystery: The Lure of Egypt 4. Constructing the Egyptian Past 5. Origins and First Flowering 6. Imperial Egypt: The Middle and New Kingdoms (c. 2055–1069 BC) 7. Continuity with Metamorphosis: Egypt 1100 BC to AD 641 8. Rulers and Ruled 9. Town and Country in Ancient Egypt 10. [The] Culture of Ancient Egypt. Further Reading
Of all ancient societies, Egypt perhaps has the widest popular appeal. The huge amounts of archaeological material, from the vast and imposing temples to the small objects of daily life, make us believe that we can approach the society and empathize with it.
This study introduces the reader to the broad span of Egyptian history and cultural development from its origins to the arrival of Islam. It examines the structure of Egyptian society, its changes over time, and the ways in which the economy and religious institutions were used to bind society together. Challenging some of the accepted truths and highlighting the enormous gaps in our knowledge, Morkot explains how Egypt's place in the Western European tradition that led to the development of academic Egyptology and considers how the West has constructed its own version of the Egyptian past.
Collana: Peoples of the Ancient World
Dimensioni: 8.5 x 5.5 in Ø 1.00 lb
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:11 b/w images and 13 line drawings
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