The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

Ian Shaw
Oxford University Press, USA, 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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Fairly standard text on Ancient Egypt, with sections on each part of Egyptian history. A good jumping off point. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

Avis d'utilisateur  - Carlos Burga - Goodreads

This was probably the best “The Oxford History of …”-book that I've read. Shaw does a wonderful job stitching the chapters into a coherent tapestry and the individual authors, for the most part, do a ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Chronologies and Cultural Change in Egypt
From the Palaeolithic to the Badarian Culture c7000004000 BC
3 The Naqada Period c40003200 BC
4 The Emergence of the Egyptian State c32002686 BC
5 The Old Kingdom c26862160 BC
6 The First Intermediate Period c21602055 BC
7 The Middle Kingdom Renaissance c20551650 BC
8 The Second Intermediate Period c16501550 BC
12 The Third Intermediate Period 1069664 BC
13 The Late Period 664332 BC
14 The Ptolemaic Period 33230 BC
15 The Roman Period 30 BCAD 395
Further Reading

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

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À propos de l'auteur (2000)

Ian Shaw studied Archaeology and Egyptology at Cambridge University, gaining a PhD on the archaeological remains at Tell el-Amarna. He later undertook research into Egyptian quarrying and mining sites as a British Academy Research Fellow at New Hall, Cambridge. His other publications include Ancient Egyptian Warfare and Weapons (1992), The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (1995), The Dictionary of Archaeology (1999), and Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (2000)

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