A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2

From the Great Pyramid to the Fall of the Middle Kingdom

Author: John Romer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466849592

Category: History

Page: 512

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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. Through extensive research over many decades of work, reveals how the grand narratives of 19th and 20th 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

From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid

Author: John Romer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250030102

Category: History

Page: 512

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The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past. Fans of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and history buffs will be captivated by this re-telling of Egyptian history, written by one of the top Egyptologists in the world.

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.

A History of Ancient Egypt

Author: John Romer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250030137

Category: History

Page: 592

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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. Through extensive research over many decades of work, reveals how the grand narratives of 19th and 20th 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

The Culture of Ancient Egypt

Author: John A. Wilson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022614822X

Category: History

Page: 352

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The story of Egypt is the story of history itself—the endless rise and fall, the life and death and life again of the eternal human effort to endure, enjoy, and understand the mystery of our universe. Emerging from the ancient mists of time, Egypt met the challenge of the mystery in a glorious evolution of religious, intellectual, and political institutions and for two millenniums flourished with all the vigor that the human heart can invest in a social and cultural order. Then Egypt began to crumble into the desert sands and the waters of the Nile, and her remarkable achievements in civilization became her lingering epitaph. John A. Wilson has written a rich and interpretive biography of one of the greatest cultural periods in human experience. He answers—as best the modern Egyptologist can—the questions inevitably asked concerning the dissolution of Egypt's glory. Here is scholarship in its finest form, concerned with the humanity that has preceded us, and finding in man's past grandeur and failure much meaning for men of today.

A History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Marc Van De Mieroop

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359193

Category: History

Page: 424

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Outlining the major political and cultural events, A History of Ancient Egypt is an authoritative and accessible introduction to this fascinating ancient culture. An accessible chronological narrative that draws on a range of historical sources Offers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt’s history from its origins to its domination by the Roman Empire Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of ancient Egypt Places Egypt’s history within its regional context, detailing interactions with Asia and Africa Engages students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues with the Key Debate section included in each chapter Makes the latest discoveries and scholarship accessible to a wide audience

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

The Great Pyramid

Ancient Egypt Revisited

Author: John Romer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521871662

Category: Architecture

Page: 564

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Looks at the design and construction of the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

Ancient Egypt

Author: David P. Silverman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195219524

Category: History

Page: 256

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A collection of essays based on the latest historical research and archeological discoveries surveys the culture and religion of ancient Egypt.

Pyramids of the Giza Plateau

Author: Charles Rigano

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496952499

Category: History

Page: 224

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The most remarkable piece of ground in the World as Flinders Petrie described the Giza Plateau. Here the Pyramid Complexes of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure have stood for 4,600 years. The Giza pyramids have been scientifically studied for the last 300 years; now for the first time all three are brought together in one book. Virtually all contemporary "pyramid" books address only Khufu's Great Pyramid. This book provides a complete detailed look at all three Giza pyramids and their complexes: the Sphinx, subsidiary pyramids, temples, boat pits, and enclosures. The descriptions are supplemented by almost 300 photos and drawings to provide the reader a detail look which can only be surpassed by being there in person with a very knowledgeable guide. But it is not just descriptions as the complexes are today, but how the early explorers entered the pyramids and what they found. In addition Charles Rigano provides new ideas on: * How Khufu was interred in his Great Pyramid. * How the first robbers gained entry and robbed Khufu's pyramid. * How Caliph Al Mamun in 820AD really penetrated the Great Pyramid. * Why Heterpheres "tomb" is at Giza. * Why there is a field of stone bases near Khafre's Pyramid. * The initial smaller plan for Khafre's Pyramid. * Conclusive evidence that ties the Sphinx to Khafre. * How Menkaure's Burial Chamber and Inclined Passage were built. In this book Charles Rigano combines both his on-site examinations and study of more than 200 references from the early explorers to the recent Egyptologists to form a complete picture of the Pyramid Complexes. This material is available nowhere else in a single volume.

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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The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681772035

Category: History

Page: 496

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The story of the world's greatest civilization—spanning 4,000 years of history—full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization—spanning 4,000 years of history—full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories—an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of Egypt—charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context to which we can all relate. Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations: new evidence shows that women became pharaohs on at least ten occasions; that the ancient Egyptians built the first Suez Canal and then circumnavigated Africa. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his grey hair to how we know that Montuhotep's chief wife bit her nails, Dr. Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

Understanding Western Society: A History, Volume One

A PDF-style e-Book

Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Joe Perry

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457695073

Category: History

Page: 608

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Understanding Western Society, Second Edition, features a brief, question-drive narrative that models for students the inquiry-based methods used by historians and helps students understand what’s really important to know about Western civilization.

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.

The Egyptians

Author: Sergio Donadoni

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226155555

Category: History

Page: 361

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This collection of eleven essays presents studies of ancient Egyptians arranged by social type - slaves, craftsmen, priests, bureaucrats, the pharaoh, peasants and women, among others. Each chapter works as a discrete unit, with a great deal of historical detail which is both informative and interesting; for instance, did you know that Egyptian peasants could not afford burial, their bodies instead being abandoned on the desert fringe? Read as a whole, the book creates a larger picture of Egyptian culture, state and society. The framework of the state is a recurrent theme in all the essays; Egypt's meticulous administration and well-organized hierarchical system fostered centuries of stability and prosperity, and we see that each Egyptian `type' is linked by their role within this structure.

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.