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Ancient Egypt; a cultural topography.

Author: Hermann Kees; T G H James
Publisher: Chicago, Univ. of Chicago Press [1961]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Kees; T G H James
OCLC Number: 14622831
Notes: Translation of Das Alte Aegypten.
Description: 392 pages illustrations
Contents: Part one : general considerations --
I. The valley of the Nile and its settlement --
Part two : the topographical framework of Egyptian civilization --
II. The countryside : the Nile and the seasons ; Irrigation and soil ; Property and usufruct ; Farming and horticulture ; Domestic animals --
III. The Nile and Egyptian civilization : the Nile as a means of transport ; Shipbuilding and ports --
IV. The desert and Egyptian civilization : The eastern desert ; Caravan routes in the west --
the Libyan oases --
V. Raw materials and foreign relations --
Part three : cities and districts --
VI. Memphis and Helopolis --
VII. The Delta : fortresses and harbours (Sile, Tanis and Naucratis) --
VIII. Heracleopolis and the Fayum --
IX. Abydos, a sacred city --
X. Thebes, capital of the empire --
XI. Amarna, the horizon of Aten --
XII. The frontier region --
Aswan, Elephantine and Philae --
XIII. Napata, the most southerly town of the empire.
Responsibility: Ed. by T.G.H. James.

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