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The Egyptians

Author: Cyril Aldred
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1984.
Series: Ancient peoples and places.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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Includes 148 illustrations, eight in color. Covers prehistoric period to about 500 BC.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril Aldred
ISBN: 050002104X 9780500021040
OCLC Number: 11040680
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The loss and recovery of pagan Egypt. Decline and coma ; Reawakening ; Explorations and discoveries --
The ancient places. Sudan and Nubia ; Upper Egypt ; Thebes ; Abydos ; Middle Egypt and the Faiyum ; Memphis ; Lower Egypt --
The natural resources. Foodstuffs ; Vegetable products ; Minerals ; Human --
The settlement of Egypt. From nomad to colonist ; The Nile and the Cosmos --
Predynastic Egypt. The earlier phases, c. 5000-3500 BC ; The later phases, c. 3500-3170 BC --
The Archaic Period. Menes and the pharaonic state ; The successors of Menes ; The culture of the Archaic period ; The civil service --
The Pyramid Age of the old kingdom I. Imhotep and Egyptian culture ; The rise of Heliopolis --
The Pyramid Age of the Old Kingdom II. The triumph of Heliopolis ; Country life during the Old Kingdom ; External affairs ; The rise of feudalism --
The first Intermediate Period. Collapse ; Recovery --
The Middle Kingdom. The feudal rivalry ; Funerary beliefs and practices ; The cultural achievement --
The second Intermediate Period. The immigrations ; Hyksos and Thebans, c. 1670-1550 BC --
The New Kingdom. The military state ; Imperial designs ; Loss of empire ; The cultural heritage ; The reformed sun cult ; Decline of the pharaonate --
The Late Period. Upper and lower Egypt ; Libyan dynasts and Kushite intervention ; The southern theocracy ; The northern merchant princes, 664-525 BC --
Egyptian social groups. The pharaoh ; The royal family ; The officers of state ; The armed forces ; The scribes ; Artists and craftsmen ; Peasants and labourers.
Series Title: Ancient peoples and places.
Responsibility: Cyril Aldred.

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Includes 148 illustrations, eight in color. Covers prehistoric period to about 500 BC.

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