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Surveying more than three thousand years of Egyptian civilization, Egypt and the Egyptians offers a comprehensive introduction to this most rich and complex of early societies. From high politics to the concerns of everyday Egyptians, the book explores every aspect of Egyptian culture and society, including religion, language, art, architecture, cities, and mummification. Archaeological and documentary sources are combined to give the reader a unique and expansive view of a remarkable ancient culture. Fully revised and updated, this new edition looks more closely at the role of women in Egypt, delves deeper into the Egyptian Neolithic and Egypt's transition to an agricultural society, and includes many new illustrations. Written for students and the general reader, and including an extensive bibliography, a glossary, a dynastic chronology and suggestions for further reading, this richly illustrated book is an essential resource for anybody wishing to explore the society and civilization of ancient Egypt.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521616898
ISBN-10: 0521616891
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 17mm)
Pages: 277
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Douglas J. Brewer

Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and Director of the Spurlock Museum. Research Associate at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, and Curator of the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery.

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