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.

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.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408810026

Category: History

Page: 672

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A brilliantly readable, beautifully illustrated general history of ancient Egypt, from the builders of the first pyramids to Cleopatra

A History of the Universe

Volume II: Humanity

Author: Henry Kong

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595872263

Category: History

Page: 154

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Book two of A History of the Universe starts where the first volume left off: the arid and treacherous brush of North-East Africa. It was there that a tiny tribe of nomadic primates set out on an unlikely journey of world conquest. Dr. Kong traces the steps of these intrepid early modern humans from the cradles of civilization to the great empires of antiquity: Greece, Rome, Persia, and Byzantium. Meet the masters of bygone times from Alexander to Zoroaster. Relive the great discoveries of Archimedes, the sermons of Saint Paul, the philosophy of Shankara, and the poetry of Lao Tzu. From the caveman to the Crusades, it's all here, complete with counterfactual arguments. 'Humanity' is an intellectual feast for the senses.

Egypt's Making

The Origins of Ancient Egypt 5000-2000 BC

Author: Michael Rice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134492634

Category: History

Page: 360

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Already a classic and widely used text, this second edition has been wholly revised and updated in the light of the many discoveries made since its first publication. Michael Rice's bold and original work evokes the fascination and wonder of the most ancient period of Egypt's history. Covering a huge range of topics, including formative influences in the political and social organization and art of Egypt, the origins of kingship, the age of pyramids, the nature of Egypt's contact with the lands around the Arabian Gulf, and the earliest identifiable developments of the historic Egyptian personality. Egypt's Making is a scholarly yet readable and imaginative approach to this compelling ancient civilization.

The Art of Ancient Egypt

Author: Gay Robins

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674030657

Category: Art

Page: 271

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An illustrated history of over 3,000 years of Egyptian artwork arranged chronologically from the early dynastic period to the Ptolemaic period.

Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC

Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History

Author: William J. Hamblin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452062X

Category: History

Page: 544

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The only book available that covers this subject, Warfare in the Ancient Near East is a groundbreaking and fascinating study of ancient near Eastern military history from the Neolithic era to the middle Bronze Ages. Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, William J. Hamblin synthesizes current knowledge and offers a detailed analysis of the military technology, ideology and practices of Near Eastern warfare. Paying particular attention to the earliest known examples of holy war ideaology in Mesopotamia and Egypt, Hamblin focuses on: * recruitment and training of the infantry * the logistics and weaponry of warfare * the shift from stone to metal weapons * the role played by magic * narratives of combat and artistic representations of battle * the origins and development of the chariot as military transportation * fortifications and siegecraft *developments in naval warfare. Beautifully illustrated, including maps of the region, this book is essential for experts and non-specialists alike.

Egypt of the Pharaohs

An Introduction

Author: Alan Henderson Gardiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195002676

Category: History

Page: 461

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Now available in new covers, this volume provides a comprehensive history of Ancient Egypt from its earliest days to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.

NIV, The Chronological Study Bible, eBook

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401680135

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

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The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history, and in-text and full-color maps. Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 Thomas Nelson Bibles is a proud supporter of World Vision in eradicating poverty and preventable deaths among children. Learn more and discover what you can do at www.seegodswordinaction.com.

Ancient Egyptians

People of the Pyramids

Author: Rosalie F. Baker,Charles F. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195122216

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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A collection of ancient Egyptian biographies divided into five periods from the Old Kingdom, about 2686 B.C., to the declining New Kingdom, about 245 B.C., this book profiles some 30 Egyptian leaders, devovoting a three- to seven-page chapter to each one.

The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt

Essays

Author: Nancy Thomas,James P. Allen,Los Angeles County Museum of Art,American Research Center in Egypt

Publisher: Los Angeles County Museum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 188

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A volume of essays designed to accompany the catalogue of the same title. It aims to place the achievements of American Egyptologists into a broader context, with essays on 10 successive periods of Egyptian and Nubian cultural history, from the Pre-Dynastic era to Roman times.

An Historical Atlas

Comprising 141 Maps ; to which is Added, Besides an Explanatory Text on the Period Delineated in Each Map, a Carefully Selected Bibliography of the English Books and Magazine Articles Bearing on that Period

Author: Robert H. Labberton

Publisher: New York : T. MacCoun

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historical geography

Page: 59

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Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

The Nile and Egyptian Civilization

Author: Alexandre Moret

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486420097

Category: History

Page: 497

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Classic study by noted French Egyptologist examines influence of the Nile and climate on social development in ancient Egypt, evolution of dynasties, divine kingdoms, protohistoric monarchy, the earliest royal institutions, feudal period, and social revolutions. Detailed discussions of religion, art and science, gods and cults, magic, design and construction of temples and tombs, medicine, astronomy, literature, much else. Profusely illustrated, comprehensive and perceptive.

The Culture of Ancient Egypt

Author: John A. Wilson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226901527

Category: History

Page: 344

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A history of Egypt from primitive times to the decline of the empire traces the development of a distinct civilization