The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

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Ian Shaw
Oxford University Press, 31 août 2000 - 528 pages
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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt describes the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans. It describes the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley, including some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world. - ;The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is the only up-to-date, single-volume history of ancient Egypt available in English. The accessible essays and attractive illustrations 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 c. 700,000 BC to AD 311. The authors - all experts 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' 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 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 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. -
  

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Preface: Read this surgically during an Ancient Egypt course at University. Complete with maps and other relevant images, Shaw's "History of Ancient Egypt" combines history with anthropology. Well ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

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As dry as the mummies described, but covering something like 10,000 years of history is going to lean that way. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Chronologies and Cultural Change in Egypt
1
From the Palaeolithic to the Badarian Culture c7000004000 BC
16
3 The Naqada Period c40003200 BC
41
4 The Emergence of the Egyptian State c32002686 BC
57
5 The Old Kingdom c26862160 BC
83
6 The First Intermediate Period c21602055 BC
108
7 The Middle Kingdom Renaissance c20551650 BC
137
8 The Second Intermediate Period c16501550 BC
172
12 The Third Intermediate Period 1069664 BC
324
13 The Late Period 664332 BC
364
14 The Ptolemaic Period 33230 BC
388
15 The Roman Period 30 BCAD 395
414
Epilogue
437
Further Reading
438
Glossary
472
Chronology
480

9 The 18th Dynasty before the Amarna Period c15501352 BC
207
10 The Amarna Period and the Later New Kingdom c13521069 BC
265
11 Egypt and the Outside World
308

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