Early Dynastic Egypt

Author: Toby A.H. Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134664206

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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Early Dynastic Egypt spans the five centuries preceding the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. This was the formative period of ancient Egyptian civilization, and it witnessed the creation of a distinctive culture that was to endure for 3,000 years. This book examines the background to that great achievement, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished, and the character of life in the Nile valley during the first 500 years of Pharaonic rule. The results of over thirty years of international scholarship and excavation are presented in a single highly illustrated volume. It traces the re-discovery of Early Dynastic Egypt, explains how the dynasties established themselves in government and concludes by examining the impact of the early state on individual communities and regions.

Early Dynastic Egypt

Author: Toby A.H. Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134664192

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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Early Dynastic Egypt spans the five centuries preceding the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. This was the formative period of ancient Egyptian civilization, and it witnessed the creation of a distinctive culture that was to endure for 3,000 years. This book examines the background to that great achievement, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished, and the character of life in the Nile valley during the first 500 years of Pharaonic rule. The results of over thirty years of international scholarship and excavation are presented in a single highly illustrated volume. It traces the re-discovery of Early Dynastic Egypt, explains how the dynasties established themselves in government and concludes by examining the impact of the early state on individual communities and regions.

Early Dynastic Egypt

Author: Toby A.H. Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203024389

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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Early Dynastic Egypt spans the five centuries preceding the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. This was the formative period of ancient Egyptian civilization, and it witnessed the creation of a distinctive culture that was to endure for 3,000 years. This book examines the background to that great achievement, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished, and the character of life in the Nile valley during the first 500 years of Pharaonic rule. The results of over thirty years of international scholarship and excavation are presented in a single highly illustrated volume. It traces the re-discovery of Early Dynastic Egypt, explains how the dynasties established themselves in government and concludes by examining the impact of the early state on individual communities and regions.

Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt

From Early Dynastic Times to the Death of Cleopatra

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This new volume in the bestselling Chronicle series is the first book to recount the full history of queenship in ancient Egypt, revealing the essential role played by women in the royal household. A highly readable and authoritative account, it is ideal for home, university or school reference.

Egypt at Its Origins

Studies in Memory of Barbara Adams : Proceedings of the International Conference "Origin of the State, Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt," Krakow, 28 August - 1st September 2002

Author: Stan Hendrickx,Barbara Adams

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042914698

Category: History

Page: 1142

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This volume, published in memory of Barbara Adams, presents 57 contributions by authors from 16 different countries and contains the results of the latest research on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. In addition to papers originally presented at the 2002 conference in Krakow, there are the invited contributions by the friends and colleagues of Barbara Adams, including several on new discoveries from and thoughts about the site of Hierakonpolis.

Egypt at Its Origins 2

Proceedings of the International Conference "Origin of the State, Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt", Toulouse (France), 5th-8th September 2005

Author: Béatrix Midant-Reynes,Yann Tristant,Joanne Rowland,Stan Hendrickx

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1236

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The proceedings of the Second International Conference about Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt (Toulouse, France, 2005) present the results of the latest research on the rise of the Pharaonic culture in Ancient Egypt. It contains 65 contributions by 80 authors from different countries. The articles in this volume have been organised in nine thematic sections: craft and craft specialisation; physical anthropology; geoarchaeology and environmental sciences; interactions between Upper and Lower Egypt; interactions between the desert and the Nile Valley; foreign relations; birth of writing and kingship; cult, ideology and social complexity; excavations and museums. Les actes de la Deuxieme Conference Internationale sur l'Egypte pre- et protodynastique (Toulouse, France, 2005) presentent les resultats des recherches les plus recentes sur l'emergence de la culture pharaonique dans l'Egypte ancienne. Ils contiennent 65 contributions redigees par 80 auteurs de differents pays. Les articles de ce volume sont organises en neuf sections thematiques: artisanat et specialisation technique; anthropologie physique; geo-archeologie et sciences environnementales; interactions entre la Haute et la Basse-Egypte; interactions entre le desert et la Vallee du Nil; relations internationales; naissance de l'ecriture et royaute; culte, ideologie et complexite sociale; travaux de terrain et musees.

The Archaeology of Early Egypt

Social Transformations in North-East Africa, C.10,000 to 2,650 BC

Author: D. Wengrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521835860

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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In this authoritative and compelling 2006 survey of the archaeology of early Egypt, David Wengrow offers an interpretation of the emergence of farming economies and the dynastic state, c.10,000 to 2,650 BC. Exploring key themes such as the nature of state power, kingship and the inception of writing, Wengrow illuminates prehistoric social development along the Nile through comparison with neighbouring regions. Detailed analysis of the archaeological record reveals the interplay between large-scale processes of economic and political change and intimate material practices through which social identities were transformed, focussing upon ritual treatments of the dead. Employing rich empirical data and engaging critically with anthropological theory and the history of archaeological thought, Wengrow's work challenges the theoretical isolation of Egyptian prehistory and breaches the methodological boundaries that separate prehistory from Egyptology. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in ancient Egyptian civilisation or early state formation.

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604623

Category: History

Page: 544

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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.

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A. Bard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896114

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman periods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries and new illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and site plans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as the constructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process of mummification

Royal Annals Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Wilkinson,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113660247X

Category: History

Page: 256

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Egypt at Its Origins 3

Proceedings of the Third International Conference "Origin of the State : Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt", London, 27th July-1st August 2008

Author: Renée F. Friedman,Peter N. Fiske

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: 9789042924901

Category: History

Page: 1292

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In recent years, excavations have uncovered much new evidence for the earliest periods of Egyptian history. This volume is organized into two sections: one covering the new excavations; the other collecting studies on aspects of the period, including state formation, pottery making & climate change.

Dawn of Egyptian Art

Author: Diana Craig Patch,Marianne Eaton-Krauss,Susan J. Allen

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394603

Category: Art, Ancient

Page: 275

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"This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition 'The Dawn of Egyptian Art' on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from April 10 to August 5, 2012"--T.p. verso.

Before the Pyramids

The Origins of Egyptian Civilization

Author: University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. Museum,Emily Teeter

Publisher: Oriental Inst Publications Sales

ISBN: 9781885923820

Category: History

Page: 288

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"Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... March 28-December 31, 2011"--T.p. verso.

Lives of the Ancient Egyptians: Pharaohs, Queens, Courtiers and Commoners

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500771634

Category: History

Page: 336

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100 biographies reveal the true character and diversity of the ancient world's greatest civilization The biographies included here give voice not only to ancient Egypt's rulers but also to the people who built the great monuments, staffed government offices, farmed, served in the temples, and fought to defend the country's borders. Spanning thousands of years of ancient Egyptian history, the book offers a fresh perspective on an always fascinating civilization through the lives of: The god-kings, from great rulers like Khufu and Ramesses II to less famous monarchs such as Amenemhat I and Osorkon Egypt's queens: the powerful Tiye, the beautiful Nefertiti, Tutankhamun's tragic child-bride Ankhesenamun, and the infamous Cleopatra The officials who served the pharaoh: the architect Imhotep who designed the first pyramid, the court dwarf Perniankhu, and the royal sculptor Bak Ordinary women who are often overlooked in official accounts: Hemira, a humble priestess from a provincial Delta town, and Naunakht, whose will reveals the trials and tribulations of family life Commoners and foreigners such as the irascible farmer Hekanakht, the serial criminal Paneb, and Urhiya, the mercenary who rose to the rank of general in the Egyptian army. Lives of the Ancient Egyptians offers remarkable insights into the history and culture of the Nile Valley and very personal glimpses of a vanished world. Note: The ebook edition includes the complete text of the printed book without illustrations

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679604294

Category: History

Page: 656

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters. Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only the lavish pomp and artistic grandeur of this land of pyramids and pharaohs but for the first time reveals the constant propaganda and repression that were its foundations. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, Wilkinson takes us inside an exotic tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Here are the years of the Old Kingdom, where Pepi II, made king as an infant, was later undermined by rumors of his affair with an army general, and the Middle Kingdom, a golden age of literature and jewelry in which the benefits of the afterlife became available for all, not just royalty—a concept later underlying Christianity. Wilkinson then explores the legendary era of the New Kingdom, a lost world of breathtaking opulence founded by Ahmose, whose parents were siblings, and who married his sister and transformed worship of his family into a national cult. Other leaders include Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; his son Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a crucial political and societal decline. Riveting and revelatory, filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt will become the standard source about this great civilization, one that lasted—so far—longer than any other. From the Hardcover edition.

Mathematics in Ancient Egypt

A Contextual History

Author: Annette Imhausen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400874300

Category: Mathematics

Page: 248

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Mathematics in Ancient Egypt traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC—and the earliest hints of writing and number notation—to the end of the pharaonic period in Greco-Roman times. Drawing from mathematical texts, architectural drawings, administrative documents, and other sources, Annette Imhausen surveys three thousand years of Egyptian history to present an integrated picture of theoretical mathematics in relation to the daily practices of Egyptian life and social structures. Imhausen shows that from the earliest beginnings, pharaonic civilization used numerical techniques to efficiently control and use their material resources and labor. Even during the Old Kingdom, a variety of metrological systems had already been devised. By the Middle Kingdom, procedures had been established to teach mathematical techniques to scribes in order to make them proficient administrators for their king. Imhausen looks at counterparts to the notation of zero, suggests an explanation for the evolution of unit fractions, and analyzes concepts of arithmetic techniques. She draws connections and comparisons to Mesopotamian mathematics, examines which individuals in Egyptian society held mathematical knowledge, and considers which scribes were trained in mathematical ideas and why. Of interest to historians of mathematics, mathematicians, Egyptologists, and all those curious about Egyptian culture, Mathematics in Ancient Egypt sheds new light on a civilization's unique mathematical evolution.

Predynastic Egypt

Author: Barbara Adams

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780852639382

Category: Ancient Egypt, to B.C.3100

Page: 76

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The Predynastic cultures of Upper Egypt, which pre-dated the unification of the country under one king and the beginning of dynastic history in approximately 3000 BC, were first discovered independently by Flinders Petrie and de Morgan in the 1890s. At first Petrie thought they were over a thousand years later, but on accepting the Frenchman's correct, prehistoric dating he went on to analyse and serialise the distinctive objects from the graves he uncovered, thereby laying the foundations for the study of Predynastic Egypt. This study has developed and diversified; it provides insights into the long civilisation that followed and draws upon the resources of a myriad of specialists; social and physical anthropologists, geologists, zoologists, botanists, chemists, architects, conservators and Egyptologists. As fieldwork in Egypt continues and the subject expands the literature has become specialised and scattered; there is little to satisfy the increasing general interest into the inception of Egyptian culture. This book gives a factual introduction to the sources and types of the material remains of Predynastic Egypt and the way they are used to provide information on the development of society in the absence of a written language. --COVER.