Egypt's Making: The Origins of Ancient Egypt 5000-2000 BC, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Egypt's Making

The Origins of Ancient Egypt 5000-2000 BC, 2nd Edition

By Michael Rice


352 pages

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Already a classic and widely used text, this second edition has been wholly revised and updated in the light of the many discoveries made since its first publication. Michael Rice's bold and original work evokes the fascination and wonder of the most ancient period of Egypt's history.

Covering a huge range of topics, including formative influences in the political and social organization and art of Egypt, the origins of kingship, the age of pyramids, the nature of Egypt's contact with the lands around the Arabian Gulf, and the earliest identifiable developments of the historic Egyptian personality.

Egypt's Making is a scholarly yet readable and imaginative approach to this compelling ancient civilization.


`The great strength of Rice's approach is that he is determined to treat Egypt as part of a wider spread … [this book] has much to recommend it, not least in its infectious enthusiasm for its theme.' - Times Literary Supplement

`… much careful work has gone into both the highly articulate text and the carefully chosen illustrations … presented with clarity and commitment.' - Antiquity

`Michael Rice achieves his declared intention of creating the work as "a celebration of most ancient Egypt, the origins which appear to me to be without precedent or equal."' - The Lady

` … a thoughtful and original contribution to a neglected field.' - History Today

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology