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The Resource Daily life in ancient Egypt : recreating Lahun, Kasia Szpakowska

Daily life in ancient Egypt : recreating Lahun, Kasia Szpakowska

Label
Daily life in ancient Egypt : recreating Lahun
Title
Daily life in ancient Egypt
Title remainder
recreating Lahun
Statement of responsibility
Kasia Szpakowska
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on the experience of a young girl and her family, this book recreates the daily life of middle-class residents of the ancient town of Lahun during Egypt's Middle Kingdom, or Classical Age. After placing the town in its accurate historical and geographical context, the author chronicles the everyday life of its inhabitants - from their education, occupations, and food preparation to their religious rituals, healing techniques, marriages, births, and deaths." "Throughout the book, authenticity takes center stage. This perfect snapshot in time has been painstakingly recreated using recently published textual data and archaeological findings directly from the settlement of Lahun as well as from other contemporary settlement and mortuary sites. Wherever possible, actual physical artifacts are illustrated with line-drawings or photographs (some published here for the first time), accompanied by descriptions of their production and use. Daily Life in Ancient Egypt is a scholarly portrayal of Egypt's Classical Age and a timeless microcosm of daily life in an ancient Egyptian town."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szpakowska, Kasia Maria.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Kahun (Extinct city)
Label
Daily life in ancient Egypt : recreating Lahun, Kasia Szpakowska
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-238) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1.
  • Setting.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Birth.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Close to Home.
  • p. 45
  • 4.
  • Stuff of Life.
  • p. 64
  • 5.
  • Crafts and Trades.
  • p. 81
  • 6.
  • Learning, Earning, and Leisure.
  • p. 102
  • 7.
  • Religion.
  • p. 122
  • 8.
  • Sickness.
  • p. 150
  • 9.
  • Death.
  • p. 179
  • 10.
  • Love.
  • p. 208
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 225
  • Index.
  • p. 239
Control code
ocn167763916
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Isbn
9781405118552
Lccn
2007022247
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Daily life in ancient Egypt : recreating Lahun, Kasia Szpakowska
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-238) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1.
  • Setting.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Birth.
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Close to Home.
  • p. 45
  • 4.
  • Stuff of Life.
  • p. 64
  • 5.
  • Crafts and Trades.
  • p. 81
  • 6.
  • Learning, Earning, and Leisure.
  • p. 102
  • 7.
  • Religion.
  • p. 122
  • 8.
  • Sickness.
  • p. 150
  • 9.
  • Death.
  • p. 179
  • 10.
  • Love.
  • p. 208
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 225
  • Index.
  • p. 239
Control code
ocn167763916
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Isbn
9781405118552
Lccn
2007022247
Other physical details
ill., maps

Library Locations

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      53.403069 -2.963723
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