The Egyptians

An Introduction

By Robert Morkot

© 2004 – Routledge

256 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415271042
pub: 2005-02-03
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About the Book

A widely published author on the subject, Robert Morkot presents a clear introduction to the origins, history and culture of Ancient Egyptian civilization.

This excellent addition to the popular family of books on ancient peoples offers a broad coverage of Egyptian life. Morkot also addresses a number of important questions dealing with race and colour, Egypt's relationship with Africa and Egypt's legacy.

The Egyptians includes chapters on:

  • dynasties and empires
  • society
  • daily life
  • religion
  • art and architecture
  • languages and literature.

This engaging and accessible book provides students with the ideal introduction to this fascinating civilization.

Table of Contents

1. Defining Ancient Egypt 2. The Egyptian World 3. Esoteric Knowledge and Oriental Mystery: The Lure of Egypt 4. Constructing the Egyptian Past 5. Origins and First Flowering 6. Imperial Egypt: The Middle and New Kingdoms (c. 2055–1069 BC) 7. Continuity with Metamorphosis: Egypt 1100 BC to AD 641 8. Rulers and Ruled 9. Town and Country in Ancient Egypt 10. [The] Culture of Ancient Egypt. Further Reading

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Peoples of the Ancient World

This series stands as the first port of call for anyone who wants to know more about the historically important peoples of the ancient world and the early middle ages.

Reliable, up-to-date and with special attention paid to the peoples’ enduring legacy and influence, Peoples of the Ancient World will ensure the continuing prominence of these crucial figures in modern-day study and research.

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Subject Categories

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