Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization

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Psychology Press, 2006 - 437 pagine
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Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this second edition of Barry J. Kemp's popular text presents a compelling reassessment of what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and enduring characteristics.

Ranging across Ancient Egyptian material culture, social and economic experiences, and the mindset of its people, the book also includes two new chapters exploring the last ten centuries of Ancient Egyptian civilization and who, in ethnic terms, the ancients were.

Fully illustrated, the book draws on both ancient written materials and decades of excavation evidence, transforming our understanding of this remarkable civilization. Broad ranging yet impressively detailed, Kemp's work is an indispensable text for all students of Ancient Egypt.

 

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Who were the ancient Egyptians?
19
The intellectual foundations of the early state
60
The dynamics of culture
111
The provider state
161
The bureaucratic mind
163
Model communities
193
Intimations of our future
245
New Kingdom Egypt the mature state
247
The birth of economic man
302
Moving on
336
Epilogue
387
Notes
389
Index
423
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Informazioni sull'autore (2006)

Barry Kemp is a professor in Egyptology in the Department of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University, and field director of the Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Amerna in Egypt. He was appointed a CBE in the 2011 New Year Honors for services to archaeology, education and international relations in Egypt.

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