The World of Ancient Egypt: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Peter Lacovara
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  • ISBN-10: 1610692306
  • ISBN-13: 9781610692304
  • DDC: 932.01
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 755 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

This absorbing reference covers everyday life in ancient Egypt, spanning a period of more than 5,000 years—from the Stone Age to the advent of Christianity. Each topical section opens with an introductory essay, followed by A–Z entries on such topics as food, fashion, housing, politics, and community. The book features a timeline of events, an extensive bibliography of print and digital resources, and numerous photographs and illustrations throughout.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Daily Life Encyclopedias.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Chronology of Ancient Egyptian Dynasties and Key Events.
Arts.
1: Architecture.
2: Basketry.
3: Cult Temples.
4: Domestic Architecture.
5: Faience and Glass.
6: Funerary Architecture.
7: Great Sphinx.
8: Jewelry.
9: Metals and Alloys.
10: Mortuary Temples.
11: Organic Materials, Working of: Ivory, Shells, Leather, Feathers, Amber.
12: Painting and Pigments.
13: Palaces.
14: Papyrus.
15: Pottery.
16: Pyramids.
17: Sculpture and Stone Carving.
18: Statuary.
19: Stone Vessels.
20: Textiles and Weaving.
21: Tomb Painting.
22: Woodworking.
23: Writing and Literature.
Economics and Work.
24: Army.
25: Currency.
26: Deir El-Medina.
27: Education.
28: Farmers.
29: Great Harris Papyrus.
30: Land and Water Management.
31: Mining and Quarrying.
32: Pastoralism.
33: Police.
34: Priesthood.
35: Royal Estates.
36: Royal Treasury.
37: “The Satire on the Trades”.
38: Scribes.
39: Slaves and Servants.
40: Surveying.
41: Taxes and Taxation.
42: Trade Routes and International Exchange.
43: “The Report of Wenamun”.
44: Women’s Occupations.
Family and Gender.
45: Adoption.
46: Ancestor Worship.
47: Beautiful Feast of the Valley.
48: Childbirth.
49: Coming of Age.
50: Courtship.
51: Divorce and Remarriage.
52: Family Structure.
53: Incest.
54: Infancy and Childhood.
55: Kinship and Genealogy.
56: Marriage.
57: Nurses and Tutors.
58: Old Age.
59: Personal Names.
60: Pets.
61: Pregnancy and Fertility.
62: Sexuality.
63: Social Structure.
64: “The Tale of the Two Brothers”.
65: Wives and Husbands.
Fashion and Appearance.
66: Amulets.
67: Clothing.
68: Cosmetics.
69: Footwear.
70: Foreign Costume.
71: Hygiene.
72: Laundry.
73: Mirrors.
74: Ornaments and Jewelry.
75: Priestly Costume.
76: Royal Costume.
77: Scarabs and Seals.
78: Shaving and Care of the Body.
79: Status Symbols.
80: Tattoos.
81: Weapons and Armor.
82: Wigs and Hair.
Food and Drink.
83: Agriculture.
84: Animal Husbandry.
85: Beer.
86: Bread.
87: Cooking and Food Preparation.
88: Diet.
89: Dining and Drinking.
90: Drinking Festivals.
91: Fishing.
92: Food Containers.
93: Food Offerings.
94: Food Storage.
95: Horticulture.
96: Hunting and Fowling.
97: Rations.
98: Water and Nonalcoholic Beverages.
99: Wine.
Housing and Community.
100: Administrative and Support Buildings.
101: Alexandria.
102: Elephantine.
103: House and Home.
104: Memphis.
105: Mining Encampments.
106: Nomes.
107: Nubian Forts and Fortified Settlements.
108: Palaces.
109: Priestly Communities.
110: Royal Cities.
111: Rural Life and Farming Communities.
112: Sanitation.
113: Tanis.
114: Tell El-Amarna.
115: Thebes.
116: Towns and Cities.
117: Workmen’s Villages.