1st Edition

Ancient Egypt
The Basics

ISBN 9781138641518
Published July 28, 2016 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $25.95

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Book Description

Ancient Egypt: The Basics offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history, archaeology and influence of this fascinating civilization. Coverage includes:

  • A survey of Egyptian history from its earliest origins to the coming of Islam
  • Life and death in ancient Egypt
  • Key archaeological discoveries and important characters
  • Egypt’s impact and reception through to the modern day

Lively and engaging, this is an indispensable resource for anyone beginning their studies of Egyptian history, culture and archaeology, and a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the country’s long and captivating past.

Table of Contents

1. Ancient Egypt: the loss and rediscovery of a civilization

2. Life and death in Ancient Egypt

3. Ancient Egypt: the earlier years

4. The age of empire and beyond

5. Some big discoveries

6. Influences and effects

7. Exploring Egypt today

Appendix: Sources for further exploration

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“An entertaining and informative introduction to the ancient land of the pharaohs, written with great enthusiasm and humour. New Egyptologists – start here!” - Joyce Tyldesley, The Manchester Museum, UK

“Intrinsically appealing and engrossing, Ryan uses his extensive background in archaeology and Egyptology, along with a refreshing dose of humour, to take readers on an amazing journey through more than 3000 years of Ancient Egyptian history. This must-read book should find its way into every Egyptophile’s reading list, and those who have it will not be able to put it down.” - Monica Bontty, University of Louisiana, USA

"...as an introductory guide for beginners or handy reference for those wishing to put their specialist knowledge into context, this is an essential volume to have on your bookshelf!" - Ancient Egypt magazine