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The Resource Ancient Egyptians at play : board games across borders, Walter Crist, Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi, Alex de Voogt, (electronic book)

Ancient Egyptians at play : board games across borders, Walter Crist, Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi, Alex de Voogt, (electronic book)

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Ancient Egyptians at play : board games across borders
Title
Ancient Egyptians at play
Title remainder
board games across borders
Statement of responsibility
Walter Crist, Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi, Alex de Voogt
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The rich history of Egypt has provided famous examples of board games played in antiquity. Each of these games provides evidence of contact between Egypt and its neighbours. From pre-dynastic rule to Arab and Ottoman invasions, Egypt's past is visible on game boards. This volume starts by introducing the reader to board games as well as instruments of chance and goes on to trace the history and distribution of ancient Egyptian games, looking particularly at how they show contact with other cultures and civilizations. Game practices, which were also part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled throughout the eastern Mediterranean. This book explores the role of Egypt in accepting and disseminating games during its long history. Over the last few years, the extent and the modes of contact have become better understood through museum and archival research projects as well as surveys of archaeological sites in Egypt and its surrounding regions. The results allow new insight into ancient Egypt's international relations and the role of board games research in understanding its extent. Written by three authors known internationally for their expertise on this topic, this will be the first volume on Ancient Egyptian games of its kind and a much-needed contribution to the field of both Egyptology and board games studies
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Crist, Walter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dunn-Vaturi, Anne-Elizabeth
  • Voogt, Alexander J. de
Series statement
Bloomsbury Egyptology
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  • Board games
  • Divination
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Ancient Egyptians at play : board games across borders, Walter Crist, Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi, Alex de Voogt, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Egyptian Chronology 1. Ancient Egyptians at Play: An Introduction 2. Mehen and men: The First Signs of Egyptian Board Games 3. Senet across Borders 4. The Game of Twenty: A Foreign Acquisition 5. The Game of Hounds and Jackals: From Thebes to Susa 6. Roman Board Games Crossing the Borders of Egypt 7. Arab and Ottoman Invaders Scratching the Surface 8. The Role of Board Games in Understanding the Ancient World Index
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DAW31039306
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Dawsonera presents books as PDF files. There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit to the number of times a book can be used in each 12 month period from the date of purchase. The number of uses is set by the publisher and is known to the library at the time of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy. Users have the choice to Download for 1 day (for offline reading) or to Read Online. The Download option does not permit any copying or printing. The Read Online option allows the user to copy or print 5% of the title
Isbn
9781474221207
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(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ancient Egyptians at play : board games across borders, Walter Crist, Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi, Alex de Voogt, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Egyptian Chronology 1. Ancient Egyptians at Play: An Introduction 2. Mehen and men: The First Signs of Egyptian Board Games 3. Senet across Borders 4. The Game of Twenty: A Foreign Acquisition 5. The Game of Hounds and Jackals: From Thebes to Susa 6. Roman Board Games Crossing the Borders of Egypt 7. Arab and Ottoman Invaders Scratching the Surface 8. The Role of Board Games in Understanding the Ancient World Index
Control code
DAW31039306
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Dawsonera presents books as PDF files. There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit to the number of times a book can be used in each 12 month period from the date of purchase. The number of uses is set by the publisher and is known to the library at the time of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy. Users have the choice to Download for 1 day (for offline reading) or to Read Online. The Download option does not permit any copying or printing. The Read Online option allows the user to copy or print 5% of the title
Isbn
9781474221207
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource
Specific material designation
remote

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