Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Silent Images by Zahi A. Hawass

Our endless fascination with ancient Egypt owes much to the beauty of the tomb paintings, statuary, temple reliefs, and other magnificent artworks that are the legacy of this remarkable culture. But despite the multitude of objects and texts that have survived, questions abound, particularly about the true role of women in Egyptian society. This wonderfully illustrated, brilliantly researched book draws on unpublished material from author Zahi Hawass' own excavations as well as new analyses of older evidence to penetrate the silent images and paint an astonishing picture of women's lives.Hawass contrasts the stereotype -- inspired by such symbols of femininity as the queens Nefertiti and Nefertari -- with a more realistic view of the common woman's everyday involvement in matters ranging from family life to dress and adornment to the workplace and the legal system. Lavish photographs of places and objects, many made especially for this book, round out an enthralling, richly textured work.

Buy Silent Images by Zahi A. Hawass from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780810944787
ISBN-10: 0810944782
Format: Hardback
(297mm x 247mm x mm)
Pages: 207
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Silent Images by Zahi A. Hawass

Book Reviews - Silent Images by Zahi A. Hawass

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Silent Images book by Zahi A. Hawass and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Zahi A. Hawass

Giza and the Pyramids by Zahi A. Hawass
Hardback, October 2017
Scanning the Pharaohs by Zahi A. Hawass
Hardback, December 2014
Discovering Tutankhamun by Zahi A. Hawass
Paperback, November 2013