The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

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Ian Shaw
OUP Oxford, Oct 23, 2003 - History - 525 pages
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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt, from c. 700,000 BC to AD 311. Following the story from the Egyptians' prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans, this book resurrects a fascinating society replete with
remarkable historical information. It investigates such subjects as the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world. The authors--an international team of experts 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' which were previously regarded as 'dark ages' and are only now beginning to be better understood. They also examine cultural and social patterns,
including stylistic developments in art and literature. Addressing the issues surrounding this distinctive culture, vividly relating the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, exploring colorful personalities, and uncovering surprising facts, The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is certain to enrich our
understanding of this endlessly intriguing civilization.
Brimming with...intriguing facts...also provides a first-rate overview of le progrès Egyptien--from the period when Homo erectus first stalked the land right up to Octavian's triumphant entry into Egypt in 30 BC.--The Times (London) (on the previous edition)

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A survey of Egyptian history from prehistory until the supremacy of Christianity in the middle 300s. A lot of archaeological detail is given for the discoveries of prehistory and for the Second ... Read full review

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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is really more of an encyclopedia than a narrative history. Each of its 15 chapters is written by a different author, presumably an expert in the particular time ... Read full review


Chronologies and Cultural Change in Egypt
From the Palaeolithic to the Badarian Culture c7000004000 BC
3 The Naqada Period c40003200 BC
4 The Emergence of the Egyptian State c32002686 BC
5 The Old Kingdom c26862160 BC
6 The First Intermediate Period c21602055 BC
7 The Middle Kingdom Renaissance c20551650 BC
8 The Second Intermediate Period c16501550 BC
12 The Third Intermediate Period 1069664 BC
13 The Late Period 664332 BC
14 The Ptolemaic Period 33230 BC
15 The Roman Period 30 BCAD 395
Further Reading

9 The 18th Dynasty before the Amarna Period c15501352 BC
10 The Amarna Period and the Later New Kingdom c13521069 BC
11 Egypt and the Outside World

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Ian Shaw studied Archaeology and Egyptology at Cambridge University, gaining a PhD on the archaeological remains at Tell el-Amarna. He later undertook research into Egyptian quarrying and mining sites as a British Academy Research Fellow at New Hall, Cambridge. His other publications include Ancient
Egyptian Warfare and Weapons (1992), The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (1995), The Dictionary of Archaeology (1999), and Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (2000)

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