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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: A-F

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: A-F

  • Author: Donald B. Redford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 586
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This text includes substantial entries from all disciplines on the topic of ancient Egypt. Among the multitude of subjects covered are religion and mythology, medicine, art, archaeology, sociology, trade and commerce, dialects, and agriculture.

A Companion to Ancient Egypt

A Companion to Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Alan B. Lloyd
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444320068
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1346
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This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. Delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization. Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt?s ancient history and culture Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Ian Shaw
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780191590597
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt describes the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans. It describes the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley, including some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world. - ;The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is the only up-to-date, single-volume history of ancient Egypt available in English. The accessible essays and attractive illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their incorporation into the Roman Empire, covering the period from c. 700,000 BC to AD 311. The authors - all experts working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called 'intermediate periods' which were previously regarded as 'dark ages' and are only now beginning to be better understood. Against the backdrop of the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this Oxford History also examines cultural and social patterns, including stylistic developments in art and literature. The pace of change in such aspects of Egyptian culture as monumental architecture, funerary beliefs, and ethnicity was not necessarily tied to the rate of political change. Each of the authors of this history has therefore set out to elucidate, in both words and pictures, the underlying patterns of social and political change and to describe the changing face of ancient Egypt, from the biographical details of individuals to the social and economic factors that shaped the lives of the population as a whole. -

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Helen Strudwick
  • Publisher: Amber Books
  • ISBN: 9781782744368
  • Category: Egypt
  • Page: 512
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A wealth of information on ancient Egypt.

Encyclopedia of Linguistics

Encyclopedia of Linguistics

  • Author: Philipp Strazny
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135455228
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1304
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Utilizing a historical and international approach, this valuable two-volume resource makes even the more complex linguistic issues understandable for the non-specialized reader. Containing over 500 alphabetically arranged entries and an expansive glossary by a team of international scholars, the Encyclopedia of Linguistics explores the varied perspectives, figures, and methodologies that make up the field.

Temples of Ancient Egypt

Temples of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Dieter Arnold
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781850439455
  • Category: Architecture, Ancient
  • Page: 335
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This book presents an important survey of ancient Egyptian temples and the rituals associated with their use. It covers the entire pharaonic era, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period, and offers a fresh perspective on ritual and its cultural significance, demonstrating the role of temples as loci for the creative interplay of sacred space and sacred time. Temples of Ancient Egypt challenges the traditional division of temples into the categories of either 'mortuary' or 'divine', showing that their functions and symbolic representations were, at once, too varied and too intertwined.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 9780199846535
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 1152
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology represents a new way of conceiving of the relationship between archaeology and biblical studies. The Encyclopedia captures the dynamics of current scholarship and links archaeological finds to the biblical texts.

The Tears of Re

The Tears of Re

Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Gene Kritsky
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199361398
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 200
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According to Egyptian mythology, when the ancient Egyptian sun god Re cried, his tears turned into honey bees upon touching the ground. For this reason, the honey bee was sacrosanct in ancient Egyptian culture. From the art depicting bees on temple walls to the usage of beeswax as a healing ointment, the honey bee was a pervasive cultural motif in ancient Egypt because of its connection to the sun god Re. Gene Kritsky delivers a concise introduction of the relationship between the honey bee and ancient Egyptian culture, through the lenses of linguistics, archeology, religion, health, and economics. Kritsky delves into ancient Egypt's multifaceted society, and traces the importance of the honey bee in everything from death rituals to trade. In doing so, Kritsky brings new evidence to light of how advanced and fascinating the ancient Egyptians were. This richly illustrated work appeals to a broad range of interests. For archeology lovers, Kritsky delves into the archeological evidence of Egyptian beekeeping and discusses newly discovered tombs, as well as evidence of manmade hives. Linguists will be fascinated by Kritsky's discussion of the first documented written evidence of the honeybee hieroglyph. And anyone interested in ancient Egypt or ancient cultures in general will be intrigued by Kritsky's treatment of the first documented beekeepers. This book provides a unique social commentary of a community so far removed from modern humans chronologically speaking, and yet so fascinating because of the stunning advances their society made. Beekeeping is the latest evidence of how ahead of their times the Egyptians were, and the ensuing narrative is as captivating as every other aspect of ancient Egyptian culture.

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

  • Author: Kevin Shillington
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135456690
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1912
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Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Author: Eric M. Meyers,American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa, North
  • Page: 488
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"This comprehensive five-volume work analyzes the archaeological and linguistic data that pertain to the broad cultural milieu of the ancient Near East, the crossroads of three of the world's most influential religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Ranging from prehistoric times up to the early centuries of the rise of Islam, the work covers the civilizations of Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Arabia, Cyprus, Egypt, and the coastal regions of North and East Africa. It includes 1,125 alphabetically arranged entries on sites, languages, material culture, archaeological methods, organizations and institutions, and major excavators and scholars of the field. This one-of-a-kind, accessibly written reference brings new breadth to the study of archaeology in the biblical world, making it a valuable resource not only to scholars and students of archaeology, but also to those with an interest in ancient art and architecture, languages, history, and religion." -- Alibris.com.

Temples of the Last Pharaohs

Temples of the Last Pharaohs

  • Author: Dieter Arnold
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 373
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"These reconstructions, along with superb photographs of extant temple buildings, are included in this book on the formal and stylistic development of Egyptian temple architecture."--BOOK JACKET.

The World Encyclopedia

The World Encyclopedia

  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195218183
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 776
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A one-volume encyclopedia designed for everyday family use, particularly to meet the needs of high school students.

Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology

A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Geraldine Pinch
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195170245
  • Category: History
  • Page: 257
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From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology, 3 Volume Set

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology, 3 Volume Set

  • Author: AgustÃn Fuentes
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470673370
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1608
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The International Encyclopedia of Primatology represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference focusing on the behaviour, biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, and taxonomy of human and non-human primates. Represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference relating to primatology Features more than 450 entries covering topics ranging from the taxonomy, history, behaviour, ecology, captive management and diseases of primates to their use in research, cognition, conservation, and representations in literature Includes coverage of the basic scientific concepts that underlie each topic, along with the latest advances in the field Highly accessible to undergraduate and graduate students in primatology, anthropology, and the medical, biological and zoological sciences Essential reference for academics, researchers and commercial and conservation organizations This work is also available as an online resource at www.encyclopediaofprimatology.com

The Ultimate Book of Knowledge

The Ultimate Book of Knowledge

Everything You Need to Know

  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199116904
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 192
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"...an up-to-the-minute encyclopedia specially written for young students. Young readers will have fun learning new and exciting information about human life, our incredible world and beyond."--p. [4] of cover.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 1632957035
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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E.A. Wallis Budge was an English philologist and writer who worked for the British museum.Budge wrote and translated a lot of works on the ancient East after taking multiple trips to Egypt and the Sudan.This edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead was translated by Budge and includes a table of contents and illustrations from the text.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Author: Jonathan Bloom,Sheila S. Blair
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 019530991X
  • Category: Islamic architecture
  • Page: N.A
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Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
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A Dictionary of World Mythology

A Dictionary of World Mythology

  • Author: Arthur Cotterell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019107893X
  • Category: Social Science
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The powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents all reflect very different civilizations, yet they also demonstrate the unity of mankind in its fundamental need for explanations of the unknown. Arthur Cotterell sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands. * Comprehensive coverage in seven main sections of West Asia, South and Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Oceania * Clear and informative section introductions highlight the history and lifestyle of ancient peoples and the landscape in which they lived * Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps of each key area `An excellent reference book, as well as a good book for dipping into at leisure.' Greek Review

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend: M-Z

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend: M-Z

  • Author: Anthony S. Mercatante
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780816073115
  • Category: Folklore
  • Page: 1241
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Provides an extensive survey of myths, legends, and folklore. Explores the folkways and beliefs of ancient, medieval, and modern cultures from around the world.