The Britannica Guide to Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Egypt: From Prehistory to the Islamic Conquest, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302107
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302109
  • DDC: 932
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Home to some of the most remarkable feats of engineering as well as awe-inspiring natural vistas, ancient Egypt was a land of great promise fulfilled. Its pyramids, writing systems, and art all predate the Islamic conquest and are symbols of the civilization's vitality. This volume invites readers to indulge in the splendors of ancient Egyptian culture and discover the traditions that have fired imaginations for generations. A detailed appendix profiles important sites throughout Egypt, many of which still contain remnants and artifacts that illustrate the import of this extraordinary civilization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Study of Ancient Egypt.
2: Ancient Egyptian Civilization.
3: Life in Ancient Egypt.
4: The King and Ideology: Administration, Art, and Writing.
5: Sources, Calendars, and Chronology.
6: Egyptology: The Recovery and Study of Ancient Egypt.
7: The Early Period.
8: Predynastic Egypt.
9: The 1st Dynasty (C. 2925–C. 2775 BC).
10: The 2nd Dynasty (C. 2775–C. 2650 BC).
11: The 3rd Dynasty (C. 2650–C. 2575 BC).
12: The Old and Middle Kingdoms.
13: The Old Kingdom (C. 2575– C. 2130 BC).
14: The First Intermediate Period.
15: The Middle Kingdom.
16: The Second Intermediate Period.
17: The New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period.
18: The New Kingdom: The 18th Dynasty.
19: The Ramesside Period (19th and 20th Dynasties).
20: The Third Intermediate Period.
21: The Late Period and Beyond.
22: The Late Period (664–332 BC).
23: Egypt Under Achaemenid Rule.
24: The Macedonian Conquest.
25: The Ptolemaic Dynasty.
26: The Ptolemies (305–145 BC).
27: Dynastic Strife and Decline (145–30 BC).
28: Government and Conditions Under the Ptolemies.
29: Roman and Byzantine Egypt.
30: Egypt as a Province of Rome.
31: Egypt’s Role in the Byzantine Empire.
32: Egyptian Religion.
33: Nature and Significance.
34: Sources and Limitations of Ancient and Mordern Knowledge.
35: King, Cosmos, and Society.
36: The Gods.
37: The Cult.
38: Piety, Practical Religion, and Magic.
39: The World of the Dead.
40: Influence on Other Religions.
41: Egyptian Language and Writing.
42: Egyptian Language.
43: Egyptian Writing.
44: Egyptian Art and Architecture.
45: Predynastic Period.
46: Dynastic Egypt.
47: Greco-Roman Egypt.
48: Egyptomania.
Appendix: Selected Sites.
Abū Jirāb.
Abū Ruwaysh.
Abū Ṣīr.
Beni Hasan.
Dayr Al-Baḥrī.
Dayr Al-Madīnah.