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Ancient Egypt

By: Silverman, David P.

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Oxford Univ Pr: 1997

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 001940

ISBN: 0195212703

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

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 a... View more info

People of the Pharaohs: from Peasant to Courtier

By: Wilson, Hilary

Price: $12.88

Publisher: London, Brockhampton Press Ltd.: 1999

Seller ID: 002142

ISBN: 1860199003

Condition: New in New dust jacket

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... View more info

The Discovery of Ancient Egypt

By: Siliotti, Alberto

Price: $22.08

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., Chartwell Books: 2001

Seller ID: 002124

ISBN: 0785813608

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

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... View more info

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The Legacy of Ancient Egypt

By: Freeman, Charles; Ray, John D.

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Facts On File: 1997

Seller ID: 002193

ISBN: 081603656X

Condition: New in New dust jacket

To its neighbors, Egypt was a land of "gold as plentiful as dust" - a kingdom to be admired and envied, but too powerful to be taken. Other kingdoms rose and fell; Egypt endured. Over the course of the last 400 years, our picture of the land of the pharaohs has been built up piece by piece, leaving many gaps. Paradoxically, in the 20th century - when most of Egypt's past has finally been well documented - the more familiar and everyday it becomes, the more there is a desire to cling to the exotic, the mysterious, the impenetrable. This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated book unwrap... View more info

Women in Ancient Egypt

By: Robins, Gay

Price: $11.07

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001938

ISBN: 0674954688

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

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... View more info