Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt


Author: Ann Rosalie David

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195132151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

View: 5002

Chronicles Egyptian civilization from the Predynastic Period to the end of Roman rule, arranged thematically in chapters such as "Religion of the Living," "Architecture and Building," and "Everyday Life."

Egypt Land

Race and Nineteenth-Century American Egyptomania


Author: Scott Trafton

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822333623

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 1415

DIVExplores the relation between nineteenth-century American interest in ancient Egypt in architecture, literature, and science, and the ways Egypt was deployed by advocates for slavery and by African American writers./div

Landscape Archaeology of the Western Nile Delta


Author: Joshua R. Trampier

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1937040186

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

View: 8536

Different ideas of what constitutes an archaeological site have developed over two centuries of scholarship and heritage law in Egypt, with sites often (unconsciously) conceived as lands with museum-quality pieces and striking monumental, mortuary, and/or epigraphic remains. As a result, the material record of the powerful dominates Egyptological discourse, leaving hundreds of unexplored sites in the Delta floodplain and their potential contributions to a narrative of Egyptian culture largely ignored. Attempting to correct this, the author integrates historical maps, remote sensing data, and ancient texts to understand the dynamic landscape of the western Nile Delta. Weaving together new archaeological survey, Corona satellite images, and a targeted program of drill coring, this volume offers a palimpsest of settlement and paleoenvironment from the New Kingdom to Late Roman era. In the face of forces undermining many sites' integrity, this study adapts techniques in landscape archaeology to an Egyptian context, anticipating triage and salvage in the decades to come.

The History of the Peoples of the Eastern Desert


Author: Hans Barnard,Kim Duistermaat

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1938770587

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 8981

The last quarter century has seen extensive research on the ports of the Red Sea coast of Egypt, the road systems connecting them to the Nile, and the mines and quarries in the region. Missing has been a systematic study of the peoples of the Eastern Desert--the area between the Red Sea and the Nile Valley--in whose territories these ports, roads, mines, and quarries were located. The historical overview of the Eastern Desert in the shape of a roughly chronological narrative presented in this book fills that gap. The multidisciplinary perspective focuses on the long-term history of the region. The extensive range of topics addressed includes specific historical periods, natural resources, nomadic survival strategies, ancient textual data, and the interaction between Christian hermits and their neighbors. The breadth of perspective does not sacrifice depth, for all authors deal in some detail with the specifics of their subject matter. As a whole, this collection provides an outline of the history and sociology of the Eastern Desert unparalleled in any language for its comprehensiveness. As such, it will be the essential starting point for future research on the Eastern Desert. Includes a CD of eleven audio files with music of the Ababda Nomads, and six short videos of Ababda culture.

No Man's Land

The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century


Author: Sandra M. Gilbert,Susan Gubar

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300050257

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 476

View: 3131

V.1 the war of the words. V.2 sexchanges.

Wondrous Curiosities

Ancient Egypt at the British Museum


Author: Stephanie Moser

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 5994

Based on her exloration of the British Museum's world-famous collection of Egyptian antiquities, this pioneering study reveals the powerful role of museums in shaping our understanding of science, culture, and history.

Ancient Egypt

The Land and Its Legacy


Author: Thomas Garnet Henry James

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Egyptian

Page: 223

View: 9166

Valete 1991 - Tim Ainsworth.