Histories Of Egyptology

Author: William Carruthers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135014566
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Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of important themes, the historical involvement of Egyptology with the political sphere, the manner in which the discipline stakes out its professional territory, the ways in which practitioners represent Egyptological knowledge, and the relationship of this knowledge to the public sphere. Histories of Egyptology provides the basis to understand how Egyptologists constructed their discipline. Yet the volume also demonstrates how they construct ancient Egypt, and how that construction interacts with much wider concerns: of society, and of the making of the modern world.

A History Of World Egyptology

Author: Salima Ikram
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107062832
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A History of Egyptology is a ground-breaking reference work that traces the study of ancient Egypt. Spanning 150 years and global in purview, it enlarges our understanding of how and why people have looked, and continue to look, into humankind's distant past through the lens of the enduring allure of ancient Egypt. Written by an international team of scholars, the volume investigates how territories around the world have engaged with and have been inspired by Egyptology, and how that engagement has evolved over time. Each essay presents a specific territory from an institutional and national perspective, while examining a range of transnational links as well. The volume thus touches on multiple strands of scholarship, embracing not only Egyptology, but also social history, the history of science, and reception studies. It will appeal to amateurs and professionals alike.

Egyptology At The Dawn Of The Twenty First Century

Author: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF EGYPTOLOGISTS
Editor: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774247149
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Encompasses the research of over 350 of the world's leading Egyptologists

History Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Erik Hornung
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801484759
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Surveys the development of ancient Egypt, from the time of the first recorded pharaoh to the conquest by Alexander the Great, and describes the many changes that occurred in a society that was not as static as it seemed.

Egyptology The Missing Millennium

Author: Okasha El Daly
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315429764
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Egyptology: The Missing Millennium brings together for the first time the disciplines of Egyptology and Islamic Studies, seeking to overturn the conventional opinion of Western scholars that Moslims/Arabs had no interest in pre-Islamic cultures. This book examines a neglected period of a thousand years in the history of Egyptology, from the Moslem annexation of Egypt in the seventh century CE until the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. Concentrating on Moslem writers, as it is usually Islam which incurs blame for cutting Egyptians off from their ancient heritage, the author shows not only the existence of a large body of Arabic sources on Ancient Egypt, but also their usefulness to Egyptology today. Using sources as diverse as the accounts of travelers and treasure hunters to books on alchemy, the author shows that the interest in ancient Egyptian scripts continued beyond classical writers, and describes attempts by medieval Arab scholars, mainly alchemists, to decipher the hieroglyph script. He further explores medieval Arab interest in Ancient Egypt, discussing the interpretations of the intact temples, as well as the Arab concept of Egyptian kingship and state administration—including a case study of Queen Cleopatra that shows how the Arabic romance of this queen differs significantly from Western views. This book will be of great interest to academics and students of archaeology, Islamic studies and Egyptology, as well as anyone with a general interest in Egyptian history.

Akhenaten

Author: Dominic Montserrat
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415301862
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Theoretically astute yet engagingly written, and illustrated with many striking images, this book appeals to anyone with an interest in Akhenaten or in the archaeology of ancient Egypt.

The Oxford History Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Ian Shaw
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191604623
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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is the only book available providing detailed historical coverage of Egypt from the early Stone Age to its incorporation into the Roman Empire. The lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians covering the period from 700,000 BC to ad 311. The authors - each working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called Intermediate Periods previously regarded as 'dark ages'. Against the backdrop of the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this Oxford History also examines cultural and social patterns, including stylistic developments in art and literature. The pace of change in such aspects of Egyptian culture as monumental architecture, funerary beliefs, and ethnicity was not necessarily tied to the rate of political change. Each of the authors has therefore set out to elucidate, in both words and pictures, the underlying patterns of social and political change, and to describe the changing face of ancient Egypt, from the biographical details of individuals to the social and economic factors that shaped the lives of the population as a whole.

A History Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Nicolas Grimal
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631193968
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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

Towards A New History For The Egyptian Old Kingdom

Author: Peter Der Manuelian
Editor: Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9789004301887
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These conference papers from a one-day international Egyptology symposium at Harvard University (April 26, 2012) consider questions of kingship, religion, art, economics, and old and new archaeological excavations at the Giza Pyramids and beyond (3rd millennium BCE).

Egypt In The Age Of Cleopatra

Author: Michel Chauveau
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801485763
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Few other civilizations rival Ancient Egypt in its power to capture the modern imagination, and Cleopatra VII, monarch at the end of the Ptolemaic period, has always been preeminent among its cast of characters. Coming to power just before the unstable state was about to be absorbed into an autocratic empire, Cleopatra oversaw not only Egypt's progress as an influential regional power but also the fragile peace of its ethnically mixed population. Michel Chauveau looks at many facets of life under this queen and her dynasty, drawing on such sources as firsthand accounts, numismatics, and Greek, Demotic, and hieroglyphic inscriptions. His use of such sources helps to free the narrative of dependence on later (and usually hostile) Greek and Roman historians. By taking up such subjects as funeral customs, language and writing, social class structure, religion, and administration, he affords the reader an unprecedented and comprehensive picture of Greek and Egyptian life in both the cities and the countryside. Originally published in French in 1997, Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra fulfills a long-standing need for an accessible introduction to the social, economic, religious, military, and cultural history of Ptolemaic Egypt.

Egyptomania

Author: Ronald H. Fritze
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780236859
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The land of pyramids and sphinxes, pharaohs and goddesses, Egypt has been a source of awe and fascination from the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century. In Egyptomania, Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the past, a place inhabited by strange gods, powerful magic, spell-binding hieroglyphs, and the uncanny, mummified remains of ancient people. Walking among monumental obelisks and through the dark corridors of long-sealed tombs, he reveals a long-standing fascination with an Egypt of incredible wonder and mystery. As Fritze shows, Egypt has exerted a powerful force on our imagination. Medieval Christians considered it a holy land with many connections to biblical lore, while medieval Muslims were intrigued by its towering monuments, esoteric sciences, and hidden treasures. People of the Renaissance sought Hermes Trismegistus as the ancient originator of astrology, alchemy, and magic, and those of the Baroque pondered the ciphers of the hieroglyphs. Even the ever-practical Napoleon was enchanted by it, setting out in a costly campaign to walk in the footsteps of Alexander the Great through its valleys, by then considered the cradle of Western civilization. And of course the modern era is one still susceptible to the lure of undiscovered tombs and the curses of pharaohs cast on covetous archeologists. Raising ancient Egyptian art and architecture into the light of succeeding history, Fritze offers a portrait of an ancient place and culture that has remained alive through millennia, influencing everything from religion to philosophy to literature to science to popular culture.

The Mind Of Egypt

Author: Jan Assmann
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674012110
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The Mind of Egypt presents an unprecedented account of the mainsprings of Egyptian civilization--the ideals, values, mentalities, belief systems, and aspirations that shaped the first territorial state in human history. Drawing on a range of literary, iconographic, and archaeological sources, the renowned historian Jan Assmann reconstructs a world of unparalleled complexity, a culture that, long before others, possessed an extraordinary degree of awareness and self-reflection.

Ancient Egypt A Very Short Introduction

Author: Ian Shaw
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578401
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The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really know about this great civilization? In this absorbing introduction, Ian Shaw describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on the thrilling discoveries made by early Egyptologists but also on fascinating new kinds of evidence produced by modern scientific and linguistic analyses. He also explores the changing influences on our responses to these finds, through such media as literature, cinema and contemporary art. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of ancient Egypt, from despotic pharaohs to dismembered bodies, and from hieroglyphs to animal-headed gods. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

American Egyptologist

Author: Jeffrey Abt
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226001105
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James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. In this work, Abt weaves together the disparate strands of Breasted's life, from his small-town origins following the Civil War to his evolution into the father of American Egyptology.

A History Of Egypt Under The Ptolemaic Dynasty Routledge Revivals

Author: Edwyn Bevan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317682254
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First published in 1927, this title presents a well-regarded study of this intriguing and often over-looked period of Egyptian history, both for the general reader and the student of Hellenism. Edwyn Bevan describes his work as ‘an attempt to tell afresh the story of a great adventure, Greek rule in the land of the Pharaohs...which ends with the astounding episode of Cleopatra’. The result is a remarkable synthesis of historical scholarship, prose style and breadth of vision, which will still prove to be of value to Egypt enthusiasts and students of Egyptology.

A Companion To Ancient Egypt 2 Volume Set

Author: Alan B. Lloyd
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444320068
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This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. Delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization. Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt?s ancient history and culture Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context

Whose Pharaohs

Author: Donald Malcolm Reid
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520240698
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An important new study of Egyptology focuses on the relationship between European imperialism and the scientific study of ancient Egypt.

The Art Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Gay Robins
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674030657
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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.

Daily Life In Ancient Egypt

Author: Kasia Szpakowska
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

Ancient Egypt The Most Interesting Stories

Author: Toma Lucille
Editor: LAVL
ISBN:
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Ancient Egypt: The Most Interesting Stories - A great introduction to the ancient world. Learn many interesting facts, the position is ideal for those who have not been interested in ancient Egypt so far, but also those who have already been interested in it will find something interesting. The history of Egypt interested the ancients themselves and did not cease to fascinate researchers of later periods. The nineteenth century brought a breakthrough in the form of the reading of Egyptian writing (Jean-François Champollion, Ippolito Rosellini), which made it possible to decipher the inscriptions and recreate the political history. The widespread interest of the 19th-century European societies, informed on an ongoing basis about the progress of works thanks to the dynamically developing press, led to a series of archaeological research expeditions and, as a result, laying the foundations for modern Egyptology. The origins of Egyptian civilization date back to the unification of the delta region (Lower Egypt) and the Nile Valley (Upper Egypt) in the predynastic period (c. 3500 BC). In historical times, successive variants of statehood followed one another in the form of uniform kingdoms (Old, Middle and New State), separated by periods of disintegration (First, Second and Third Transitional Period). The declining period (1st millennium BCE) is the dominance of Assyria and Persia, and from the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic period in the history of Egypt. The last form of ancient Egyptian statehood was the creation of a Roman province from the country on the Nile during the reign of Octavian Augustus (until the Arab conquest in the 7th century CE). The specific location was the main reason for the greatness and durability of the gains of Egyptian civilization. Communication through Sinai and Syropalestine with great civilization centers, such as Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and later ancient Greece, favored the exchange of ideas. The simultaneous ease of defense against threats from this neighborhood thanks to natural conditions (the Arabian Desert, the Red Sea, the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula in the east; the Mediterranean Sea in the north; the Sahara in the west) led to the persistence and homogeneity of Egyptian culture. The regular flooding of the Nile and, consequently, the high fertility of the soil were beneficial for the development of agriculture. The maintenance of a complex irrigation system created the need for administrative supervision, which in turn led to the creation of a strong central authority, which was later religiously ideologized, and the creation of a writing (hieroglyphs). The proximity of copper, gold and precious stone mines (Sinai, Nubia) contributed to the development of crafts and trade with neighbors, and the general availability of a durable building material in the form of stone favored the development of construction. Religion was a distinctive feature that distinguished Egypt from other civilizations in the ancient Near East. Its leitmotif - belief in life after death and the cult of the ruler, led to the construction of powerful tombs, which are still one of the most important sources of learning about the history, culture and mind of the ancient Egyptians.