Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation

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Routledge, 2007 M05 7 - 448 pages

Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this second edition of Barry J. Kemp's popular text presents a compelling reassessment of what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and enduring characteristics.

Ranging across Ancient Egyptian material culture, social and economic experiences, and the mindset of its people, the book also includes two new chapters exploring the last ten centuries of Ancient Egyptian civilization and who, in ethnic terms, the ancients were.

Fully illustrated, the book draws on both ancient written materials and decades of excavation evidence, transforming our understanding of this remarkable civilization. Broad ranging yet impressively detailed, Kempís work is an indispensable text for all students of Ancient Egypt.

 

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Contents

Ancient Egypt Introduction
1
Ancient Egypt 1 Who were the ancientEgyptians?
19
Ancient Egypt 2 The intellectual foundations of the early state
60
Ancient Egypt 3 The dynamics of culture
111
Ancient Egypt 4 The bureaucratic mind
163
Ancient Egypt 5 Model communities
193
Ancient Egypt 6 New Kingdom Egypt
247
Ancient Egypt 7 The birth of economic man
302
Ancient Egypt 8 Moving on
336
Ancient Egypt Epilogue
387
Ancient Egypt Notes
389
Ancient Egypt Index
423
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