The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt


Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408852985
Category: History
Page: 672
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This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal entanglement with Rome. As the world's first nation-state, the history of Ancient Egypt is above all the story of the attempt to unite a disparate realm and defend it against hostile forces from within and without. Combining grand narrative sweep with detailed knowledge of hieroglyphs and the iconography of power, Toby Wilkinson reveals Ancient Egypt in all its complexity.

Mythos Ägypten

die Geschichte einer Wiederentdeckung
Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150105986
Category:
Page: 312
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt


Author: Toby A. H. Wilkinson
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780553805536
Category: History
Page: 611
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An authoritative history of a 3,000-year period from the birth of the world's first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire includes comprehensive coverage of such topics as its government, the influence of religion and the roles of women.

Classical Cats

The rise and fall of the sacred cat
Author: Donald W. Engels
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134692935
Category: History
Page: 240
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This is the definitive book on classical cats. The cat has played a significant role in history from the earliest times. Well known is its role in the religion and art of ancient Egypt, no less than its association with witchcraft in the Middle Ages. But when did the cat become a domestic companion and worker as well? There has been much debate about the position of the cat in ancient Greece and Rome. Artistic representations are sometimes ambiguous, and its role as a mouse-catcher seems often to have been carried out by weasels. Yet other evidence clearly suggests that the cat was as important to Greeks and Romans as it is to many modern people. This book is the first comprehensive survey of the evidence for cats in Greece and Rome, and of their functions and representations in art. Donald Engels draws on authors from Aesop to Aristotle; on vase-painting, inscriptions and the plastic arts; and on a thorough knowledge of zoology of the cat. He also sets the ancient evidence in the wider context of the Egyptian period that preceded it, as well as the views of the Church fathers who ushered antiquity into the Middle Ages.

A History of Ancient Egypt, Volume 2

From the Great Pyramid to the Fall of the Middle Kingdom
Author: John Romer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846143802
Category: History
Page: 672
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This definitive, multi-volume history of the world's first known state reveals that much of what we have been taught about Ancient Egypt is the product of narrow-minded visions of the past Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. He reveals how the grand narratives of nineteenth and twentieth-century Egyptologists have misled us by portraying a culture of cruel monarchs and chronic war. Instead, based in part on discoveries of the past two decades, this extraordinary account shows what we can really learn from the remaining architecture, objects and writing: a history based on physical reality.

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt


Author: Ian Shaw
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192804588
Category: History
Page: 525
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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. Included are the most detailed examinations of the three so-called 'intermediate periods' in Egyptian history, which were previously regarded as 'dark ages' but are now beginning to be better understood.

The Ancient Egyptians

Life in the Old Kingdom
Author: Jill Kamil
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774243929
Category: History
Page: 196
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Surveys the history and social, political, economic, cultural, and domestic patterns and structures of the Old Kingdom, the age of the great pyramids, discussing religious beliefs, travel routes, and recreational activities

Mumien, Tempel, Pharaonen

eine Geschichte des Alten Ägypten
Author: Barbara Mertz,Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806225006
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Page: 323
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Civilization and the Ancient Egyptians


Author: Katanga A. Bongo
Publisher: OUTSKIRTS PRESS
ISBN: 1432722638
Category: History
Page: 223
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Bongo sheds important new light on the most fascinating epoch in human history: Ancient Egypt. In this heavily researched work, he traces the evolution of civilization not to the Middle East, as most scholars do, but rather the South American tribes whose cultures had greatly influenced what would become the Land of the Pharaohs.

A History of Ancient Egypt, Volume 2

From the Great Pyramid to the Fall of the Middle Kingdom
Author: John Romer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141399720
Category:
Page: 672
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This definitive, multi-volume history of the world's first known state reveals that much of what we have been taught about Ancient Egypt is the product of narrow-minded visions of the past Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. He reveals how the grand narratives of nineteenth and twentieth-century Egyptologists have misled us by portraying a culture of cruel monarchs and chronic war. Instead, based in part on discoveries of the past two decades, this extraordinary account shows what we can really learn from the remaining architecture, objects and writing: a history based on physical reality.

Die Erzählung des Wenamun

ein Literaturwerk im Spannungsfeld von Politik, Geschichte und Religion
Author: Bernd Ulrich Schipper
Publisher: Saint-Paul
ISBN: 9783525530672
Category: History
Page: 383
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The Rise of Gay Rights and the Fall of the British Empire

Liberal Resistance and the Bloomsbury Group
Author: David A. J. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107067995
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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This book argues that there is an important connection between ethical resistance to British imperialism and the ethical discovery of gay rights. It examines the roots of liberal resistance in Britain and resistance to patriarchy in the USA, showing the importance of fighting the demands of patriarchal manhood and womanhood to countering imperialism. Advocates of feminism and gay rights are key because they resist the gender binary's role in rationalizing sexism and homophobia. The connection between the rise of gay rights and the fall of empire illuminates questions of the meaning of democracy and universal human rights as shared human values that have appeared since World War II. The book casts doubt on the thesis that arguments for gay rights must be extrinsic to democracy and reflect Western values. To the contrary, gay rights arise from within liberal democracy, and its critics polemically use such opposition to cover and rationalize their own failures of democracy.

Writings from Ancient Egypt


Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141395966
Category: History
Page: 384
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'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the 1820s. Preserved carved in stone or inked on papyri, hieroglyphic writings give a unique insight into an awe-inspiring but also deeply mysterious culture. Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. This book is both very enjoyable and an essential resource for anyone wanting to study one of humankind's great civilizations.

Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt

The Palermo Stone and Its Associated Fragments
Author: Toby A. H. Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0710306679
Category: History
Page: 287
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The kings of ancient Egypt's first five dynasties were responsible for the creation of a unique and enduring civilisation, epitomised by its most impressive monuments, the pyramids. Yet what do we know about the reigns of these kings? Excavations have revealed much; but Egyptology has always been blessed with another rich source of information, the written texts and inscriptions composed by the ancient Egyptians themselves. For the history of the first five dynasties, one particular series of inscriptions has always been of prime importance. This is the collection of inscribed, stone fragments known as the royal annals. Now divided between museums in Palermo, Cairo and London, these documents from ancient Egypt have been the focus of countless studies in the century or so since they first came to light. For they seem to record the reigns of Egypt's early kings on a reign-by-reign, year-by-year basis. The information they contain has been translated, interpreted and re-interpreted by generations of Egyptologists, in the hope of achieving a better understanding of the first great period of ancient Egyptian history. And yet amazingly for such crucial documents, no complete edition of all seven surviving fragments has ever been published. Royal Annals fills this gap. The text is accompanied by specially-commissioned, detailed line-drawings of all the fragments.

Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
Author: Barbara Mertz
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061842362
Category: History
Page: 352
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World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization. Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people—from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions—Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; a sampling of culture, religion, and folklore; stories of explorers, scientists, and scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that were raised along the banks of the Nile.

A History of Ancient Egypt


Author: Nicolas Grimal
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631193968
Category: History
Page: 528
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This is an account of the rise and fall of the civilization in the Nile Valley, covering the first human settlement (c 120,000 BC) to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 333 BC. This is the first history of ancient Egypt for 25 years Brings together the very latest textual and archaeological evidence The index, bibliography and appendices make this an invaluable reference tool New guide to further reading in English especially commissioned for the paperback edition

Sunrise of Power

Ancient Egypt, Alexander and the World of Hellenism
Author: Joyce Milton
Publisher: Edgell Communications
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 166
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