Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this new edition of 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.
|List of abbreviations||p. ix|
|Establishing identity||p. 17|
|Who were the ancient Egyptians?||p. 19|
|The intellectual foundations of the early state||p. 60|
|The dynamics of culture||p. 111|
|The provider state||p. 161|
|The bureaucratic mind||p. 163|
|Model communities||p. 193|
|Intimations of our future||p. 245|
|New Kingdom Egypt: the mature state||p. 247|
|The birth of economic man||p. 302|
|Moving on||p. 336|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 3rd November 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.231
Edition Number: 2