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The Resource Ancient Egypt : the realm of the pharaohs -- gods and goddesses -- ceremony and myth -- sacred architecture, general editor, David P. Silverman ; edited by Peter Bently

Ancient Egypt : the realm of the pharaohs -- gods and goddesses -- ceremony and myth -- sacred architecture, general editor, David P. Silverman ; edited by Peter Bently

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Ancient Egypt : the realm of the pharaohs -- gods and goddesses -- ceremony and myth -- sacred architecture
Title
Ancient Egypt
Title remainder
the realm of the pharaohs -- gods and goddesses -- ceremony and myth -- sacred architecture
Statement of responsibility
general editor, David P. Silverman ; edited by Peter Bently
Title variation
Realm of the pharaohs, gods and goddesses, ceremony and myth, sacred architecture
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ancient Egypt is an authoritative and vividly written guide to the main themes of the ancient Egyptian world, from the lives of the pharaohs and the building of the pyramids to the fascinating language of hieroglyphs. It covers all the major aspects of this powerful civilization - historical, religious, artistic, scientific and mythological. Superbly illustrated, Ancient Egypt brings the world of the pharaohs to life as never before. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
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EQO
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Silverman, David P
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Bently, Peter
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Ancient Egypt : the realm of the pharaohs -- gods and goddesses -- ceremony and myth -- sacred architecture, general editor, David P. Silverman ; edited by Peter Bently
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Publication
Note
This book was conceived, created and designed by Duncan Baird Publishers Ltd
Contents
Introduction / Dr David P. Silverman -- Part I. The Egyptian World -- Chapter 1. The Gift of the Nile / Dr Fekri Hassan -- The River in the Sand -- Map: The Nile Delta in ancient times -- The Nurturing Waters -- Map: The Nile flood -- The Great Highway -- Map: Egypt and the Nile -- A Landscape of the Mind -- Chapter 2. Three Kingdoms and Thirty-Four Dynasties / Dr William J. Murnane -- "Most Ancient Egypt" -- The First Nation-State -- The Zenith of the Unitary State -- The First Challenge to Unity -- Map: The 42 provinces of ancient Egypt -- The Glorious Twelfth Dynasty -- A Second Unravelling -- From Recovery to Empire -- Disunity and Foreign Rule -- A Conquered Kingdom -- Chapter 3. Egypt and the World Beyond / Dr Donald B. Redford -- The Fear of Horus in the South -- Egypt and Asia -- Egypt and the Mediterranean -- Map: Invasions of the "Peoples of the Sea" and "Labu" -- Map: The Ptolemaic empire -- International Trade and Travel -- Map: Egypt and its trade network -- The Grip of Empire -- Map: The Egyptian empire in the New Kingdom -- The Cosmopolitan Realm -- The Minelands of the Sovereign -- Egypt's Legacy -- Chapter 4. The Wealth of the Land / Dr Fekri Hassan -- The First Farmers -- Living off the Land -- Hunting, Fishing, Fowling and Foraging -- Egypt's Mineral Wealth -- Map: Egypt's mineral resources -- Managing the Economy -- Chapter 5. The Settled World / Dr Ian Shaw -- The Rise of Urban Life -- Map: Hierakonpolis ca. 4000 3100BCE -- Towns and Houses -- Capital Cities -- Map: Capital cities of ancient Egypt -- Royal Palaces -- Fortresses -- Chapter 6. Women in Egypt / Dr Gay Robins -- Gender and Society -- Roles and Images -- The Family -- Women and Religion -- Royal Women -- Chapter 7. The Boundaries of Knowledge / Dr Christopher Eyre -- The Teaching of Knowledge -- The Natural World -- Mathematics -- Medicine -- Technology -- Magic -- The Arts -- Part II. Belief and Ritual -- Chapter 8. The Lord of the Two Lands / Dr David P. Silverman -- The Origins of Kingship -- The God-King on Earth -- The Pharaoh after Death -- Human or Divine? -- Chapter 9. The Celestial Realm / Dr James P. Allen -- The Egyptian Cosmos -- The Heavenly Domain -- The Solar Cycle -- "Before Two Things" -- The One and the Many -- The Word of God -- Amun the Unknowable -- The Heresy of Akhenaten -- The Human Sphere -- Chapter 10. The Cult of the Dead / Dr Robert K. Ritner -- Attitudes to Death -- The Theology of Death: Isis and Osiris -- Funerary Literature -- Mummification -- The Funerary Cult -- Communication with the Dead -- Ghosts and Exorcism -- The Mummy's Curse -- Chapter 11. The Life of Ritual / Dr Emily Teeter -- Securing the Cosmic Order -- The Daily Offering -- Ancestor Worship -- Ritual and History -- Ritual Gestures -- Sacred Boats -- Divine Births and Marriages -- Piety and Priesthood -- Ritual Games -- Part III. Art, Architecture and Language -- Chapter 12. The Pyramids / Dr Zahi Hawass -- Monuments to an Age -- Map: Main pyramid sites of Egypt -- Ramps to the Sky: the Pyramid and its Complex -- Building the Pyramids -- The Earliest Pyramids -- Giza: the Great Pyramid -- Artist's impression: Inside the Great Pyramid -- Giza: the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure -- The Great Sphinx -- Pyramids of the "Forgotten Pharaohs" -- Middle Kingdom Pyramids -- Chapter 13. Tombs and Temples / Dr Peter Der Manuelian -- The Dwelling Places of the Dead -- Royal Tombs -- Map: Royal burial sites of Western Thebes -- Private Tombs -- Cities of the Dead -- The Temple -- Houses of the Gods -- Artist's impression: The temple of Karnak -- Royal Mortuary Temples -- Chapter 14. Egyptian Art / Dr Rita Freed -- The Potent Image -- Predynastic and Early Dynastic Art -- Classical Egypt: the Old Kingdom -- Regional Styles and Art of the Imperial Age -- Art of the Late Period -- Art of the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods -- The Art of Adornment -- Chapter 15. Signs, Symbols and Language / Dr David P. Silverman -- Discovering the Key -- Scripts and Scribes -- Words and Hieroglyphs -- The Evolution of the Language -- The Signs Speak -- Symbol and Image
Control code
ocm43516871
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781900131803
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps, plans
Label
Ancient Egypt : the realm of the pharaohs -- gods and goddesses -- ceremony and myth -- sacred architecture, general editor, David P. Silverman ; edited by Peter Bently
Publication
Note
This book was conceived, created and designed by Duncan Baird Publishers Ltd
Contents
Introduction / Dr David P. Silverman -- Part I. The Egyptian World -- Chapter 1. The Gift of the Nile / Dr Fekri Hassan -- The River in the Sand -- Map: The Nile Delta in ancient times -- The Nurturing Waters -- Map: The Nile flood -- The Great Highway -- Map: Egypt and the Nile -- A Landscape of the Mind -- Chapter 2. Three Kingdoms and Thirty-Four Dynasties / Dr William J. Murnane -- "Most Ancient Egypt" -- The First Nation-State -- The Zenith of the Unitary State -- The First Challenge to Unity -- Map: The 42 provinces of ancient Egypt -- The Glorious Twelfth Dynasty -- A Second Unravelling -- From Recovery to Empire -- Disunity and Foreign Rule -- A Conquered Kingdom -- Chapter 3. Egypt and the World Beyond / Dr Donald B. Redford -- The Fear of Horus in the South -- Egypt and Asia -- Egypt and the Mediterranean -- Map: Invasions of the "Peoples of the Sea" and "Labu" -- Map: The Ptolemaic empire -- International Trade and Travel -- Map: Egypt and its trade network -- The Grip of Empire -- Map: The Egyptian empire in the New Kingdom -- The Cosmopolitan Realm -- The Minelands of the Sovereign -- Egypt's Legacy -- Chapter 4. The Wealth of the Land / Dr Fekri Hassan -- The First Farmers -- Living off the Land -- Hunting, Fishing, Fowling and Foraging -- Egypt's Mineral Wealth -- Map: Egypt's mineral resources -- Managing the Economy -- Chapter 5. The Settled World / Dr Ian Shaw -- The Rise of Urban Life -- Map: Hierakonpolis ca. 4000 3100BCE -- Towns and Houses -- Capital Cities -- Map: Capital cities of ancient Egypt -- Royal Palaces -- Fortresses -- Chapter 6. Women in Egypt / Dr Gay Robins -- Gender and Society -- Roles and Images -- The Family -- Women and Religion -- Royal Women -- Chapter 7. The Boundaries of Knowledge / Dr Christopher Eyre -- The Teaching of Knowledge -- The Natural World -- Mathematics -- Medicine -- Technology -- Magic -- The Arts -- Part II. Belief and Ritual -- Chapter 8. The Lord of the Two Lands / Dr David P. Silverman -- The Origins of Kingship -- The God-King on Earth -- The Pharaoh after Death -- Human or Divine? -- Chapter 9. The Celestial Realm / Dr James P. Allen -- The Egyptian Cosmos -- The Heavenly Domain -- The Solar Cycle -- "Before Two Things" -- The One and the Many -- The Word of God -- Amun the Unknowable -- The Heresy of Akhenaten -- The Human Sphere -- Chapter 10. The Cult of the Dead / Dr Robert K. Ritner -- Attitudes to Death -- The Theology of Death: Isis and Osiris -- Funerary Literature -- Mummification -- The Funerary Cult -- Communication with the Dead -- Ghosts and Exorcism -- The Mummy's Curse -- Chapter 11. The Life of Ritual / Dr Emily Teeter -- Securing the Cosmic Order -- The Daily Offering -- Ancestor Worship -- Ritual and History -- Ritual Gestures -- Sacred Boats -- Divine Births and Marriages -- Piety and Priesthood -- Ritual Games -- Part III. Art, Architecture and Language -- Chapter 12. The Pyramids / Dr Zahi Hawass -- Monuments to an Age -- Map: Main pyramid sites of Egypt -- Ramps to the Sky: the Pyramid and its Complex -- Building the Pyramids -- The Earliest Pyramids -- Giza: the Great Pyramid -- Artist's impression: Inside the Great Pyramid -- Giza: the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure -- The Great Sphinx -- Pyramids of the "Forgotten Pharaohs" -- Middle Kingdom Pyramids -- Chapter 13. Tombs and Temples / Dr Peter Der Manuelian -- The Dwelling Places of the Dead -- Royal Tombs -- Map: Royal burial sites of Western Thebes -- Private Tombs -- Cities of the Dead -- The Temple -- Houses of the Gods -- Artist's impression: The temple of Karnak -- Royal Mortuary Temples -- Chapter 14. Egyptian Art / Dr Rita Freed -- The Potent Image -- Predynastic and Early Dynastic Art -- Classical Egypt: the Old Kingdom -- Regional Styles and Art of the Imperial Age -- Art of the Late Period -- Art of the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods -- The Art of Adornment -- Chapter 15. Signs, Symbols and Language / Dr David P. Silverman -- Discovering the Key -- Scripts and Scribes -- Words and Hieroglyphs -- The Evolution of the Language -- The Signs Speak -- Symbol and Image
Control code
ocm43516871
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781900131803
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps, plans

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