Ancient Egypt

History:Ancient Egypt

People of the Pharaohs: from Peasant to Courtier
Wilson, Hilary
12.88 USD
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The Discovery of Ancient Egypt
Siliotti, Alberto
22.08 USD
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Ancient Egypt
Silverman, David P.
14.72 USD
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1 Robins, Gay Women in Ancient Egypt
0674954688 / 9780674954687; An idealized version of women appears everywhere in the art of ancient Egypt, but the true nature of these women's lives has long remained hidden. This book cuts through the obscurity of the ages to show us what the archaeological riches of Egypt really say about how these women lived, both in the public eye and within the family. Here we see the everyday lives of women in the economic, legal, and domestic sphere from the Early Dynastic Period almost 5, 000 years ago to the conquest of Alexander in 332 B. C. Within this kingdom ruled and run by men, women could still wield influence indirectly - and in some cases directly, when a woman took the position of "king". The exceptional few who assumed real power appear here in colorful detail, alongside their more traditional counterparts. 205 pages, references and an index. The bottom front corner is bent. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harvard University Press
Cambridge, MA, 1996, Second Printing
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
Price: 11.07 USD
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2 Siliotti, Alberto The Discovery of Ancient Egypt
0785813608 / 9780785813606; NEW - After its conquest by the Arabs in A. D. 640, Egypt became an impenetrable territory for Western travelers. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the civilization of the pharaohs was shrouded in a veil of mystery and magic that only began to be lifted at the beginning of the eighteenth century, when the first explorers started, in the face of many difficulties, to travel through the country and describe its monuments. However, it was not until the end of the eighteenth century, when Napoleon Bonaparte landed in Egypt at the head of his expeditionary force, that this civilization buried in the sand and lost in the mists of time attracted the attention of both scholars and the wider public in the West. Devoted to the remarkable story of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt, this book contains a large number of original illustrations, unique for their completeness and quality, in which adventure and exploration are interwoven with erudition and art. 368 pages including an index. This beautiful book is oversized (10 x 14) and heavy; it will require additional postage. The binding is ivory cloth. It has a bump on the top back that has created a small tear to the inside. The jacket has two tiny tears at the bottom, and a 1" tear with a small piece missing at the spine top. There is light wear at the corners with a 1/4" tear at the top front. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
Chartwell Books
Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2001, 
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Illustrations; 
Price: 22.08 USD
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3 Silverman, David P. Ancient Egypt
0195212703 / 9780195212709; Egyptologist David P. Silverman and a team of leading scholars explore the cultural wealth of this civilization through intriguing and authoritative essays based on the latest theories and discoveries. Illustrated with more than 200 color photographs, maps, and charts, Ancient Egypt illuminates the vivid and powerful symbolic images of this culture - from pyramids and temples to priests and ritual; from hieroglyphic writing to daily life by the Nile; and from temple carvings to the famous cult of the dead. Shown are the routines of daily life in royal, elite, and priestly circles, as well as at lower levels of society. Includes a glossary, bibliography, and index. It has light wear to the corners and wear to the spine tail. The jacket is missing the top front corner and the top back corner. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Oxford Univ Pr
New York, 1997, Third Printing
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Various Artists; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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4 Wilson, Hilary People of the Pharaohs: from Peasant to Courtier
1860199003 / 9781860199004; NEW Egypt has long been seen as the land of temples, tombs, and pyramids, inhabited by a population obsessed by death. But is this a true picture of Egyptian society? This volume provides a detailed study of the life, beliefs and achievements of the Egyptian people by examining ten trades, professions and occupations covering all levels of society from the peasant farmer to the King himself. The structure of society, founded on the family unit, was dedicated to the protection of the weakest members so that women and children were both valued and cherished. The priesthood cared for the gods who were the first citizens of Egypt, believing that, while their gods were content to live among them, the land was subject to the rule of Maat, an all-embracing concept of order, justice, and equilibrium. The King, a god on earth, was the supreme guardian of Maat and, while Maat was maintained, life was good, so good that the Egyptians wanted it to continue forever. The elaborate preparations they made for their everlasting existence, depicted here in fascinating detail, prove that life was the real Egyptian obsession. Illustrated with 100 drawings and over 30 colour pictures, this book is a great introduction to everyday life in Ancient Egypt. 248 pages including an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Brockhampton Press Ltd.
London, 1999, 
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Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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