The Wisdom of Egypt: Changing Visions Through the Ages

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Peter J. Ucko, T. C. Champion
UCL Press, Institute of Archaeology, 2003 - 225 pages
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The discipline of Egyptology has been criticised for being too insular, with little awareness of the development of archaeologies elsewhere. It has remained theoretically underdeveloped. For example the role of Ancient Egypt within Africa has rarely been considered jointly by Egyptologists and Africanists. Egypt's own view of itself has been neglected; views of it in the ancient past, in more recent times and today have remained underexposed. these issues. The books interrelate, inform and illuminate one another and will appeal to a wide market including academics, students and the general public interested in Archaeology, Egyptology, Anthropology, Architecture, Design and History. in Europe and the Near East; it was well known in the Greek and Roman worlds, which frequently expressed a sense of amazement at the culture and wisdom of pharaonic Egypt. Their approach could vary from emphasizing the strangeness or perversity of Egypt to seeing Egypt as the natural precursor to all later human developments and achievements. Ancient Egypt also played a major role in the Judaeo-Christian biblical tradition. Though to some a place of oppression, it was again mostly seen as a source of civilization. But before the growth of travel to Egypt and the rise of Egyptology in the 18th and 19th centuries, detailed knowledge of Egypt was very limited. available to scholars, and the changing visions of Egypt and of Egypt's role in human history that they produced. Its scope extends from the Classical world, through Europe and the Arabic worlds in the Middle Ages, to writers of the Renaissance, to the work of scholars and scientists of Early Modern Europe.

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Peter Ucko is former director of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Dean John Champion" is Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas A & M International University, Laredo, Texas. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University. He also completed several years of law school at the Nashville School of Law.

Dr. Champion has written over 30 texts and/or edited works and maintains memberships in eleven professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. He is a former editor of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Anderson Publishing Company Series on "Issues in Crime and Justice" and the "Journal of Crime and Justice." He is a contributing author for the "Encarta Encyclopedia 2000" for Microsoft. He has been a Visiting Scholar for the National Center for juvenile justice and is a former president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. He has also designed and/or offered numerous online courses for the University of Phoenix and University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Among his published books for Prentice-Hall are "Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process" (2003); "Basic Statistics for Social Research" (1970, 1981); "Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology" (1993, 2000); "The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law" (1992, 1998, 2001, 2004 forthcoming); "Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective" (1990, 1998, 2001, 2005 forthcoming); "Probation, Parole, andCommunity Corrections" (1990, 1996, 1999, 2005 forthcoming); "Policing in the Community" (w/George Rush) (1996); and "The Administration of Justice Systems" (2001). Works from other publishers include "The Sociology of Organizations" (McGraw-Hill, 1975); "Research Methods in Social Relations" (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1976); "Sociology" (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1984); "The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines" (Praeger Publishers, 1989); "Juvenile Transfer Hearings" (w/G. Larry Mays) (Praeger Publishers, 1991); and Measuring Offender Risk (Greenwood Press, 1994); "The Roxbury Dictionary of Criminal Justice: Key Terms and Leading Supreme Court Cases" (Roxbury Press, 1997, 2001); and "Criminal Justice in the United States 2/e" (Wadsworth, 1998). Dr. Champion's specialty interests include juvenile justice, criminal justice administration, corrections, and statistics/methods.

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