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A Companion to Ancient Egypt

A Companion to Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

Edited by Lloyd, Alan B.

This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. It is delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated; published in two volumes, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving ful... read full description below.

ISBN 9781118785140
Barcode 9781118785140
Published 24 January 2014 by John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format Paperback
Series Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
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ISBN-13 9781118785140
ISBN-10 1118785142
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication Date 24 January 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Lloyd, Alan B.
Series Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
Category World History: BCE To C 500 CE
African History
Egyptian archaeology
Number of Pages 1346
Dimensions Width: 174mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 59mm
Weight 2,112g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Ancient History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 932
Catalogue Code 712782

Description of this Book

This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. It is delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated; published in two volumes, 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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <p> Alan Lloyd's edited two-volume Companion to ancient Egypt is a very impressive achievement . . . Wendrich and Lloyd have shown that text and reference books on ancient Egypt can be accessible and interesting and can serve to break traditional boundaries between Egyptology and the related disciplines of Archaeology and Classics, for which they should be heartily congratulated. ( Antiquity, 1 January 2013)<p> The Companion is a well-edited, comprehensive approach to the history, culture, literature, and high art of ancient Egypt ... In bringing together some of the best authors on their respective topics, Lloyd has assembled an in-depth complement to ancient Egyptian studies. ( Near Eastern Archaeology, 2012)<p> The aim of this companion is to provide a competent and authoritative overview on ancient Egypt. This has been accomplished well. All articles are concise, with comprehensive summaries which reflect the most recent scholarship. The interested reader, student, or scholar will find a very helpful and satisfactory platform to start from with this companion. It will guide him or her to further reading and in their own research. ( Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 14 October 2011)<p> This Companion is a current, readable and, on occasion, illustrated account of all major events, aspects of history and culture in ancient Egypt....it has a broad appeal with an extensive range of subjects covered in differing depths allowing the reader to dip in for pleasure or study. ( Reference Reviews, 2011)<p> For anyone interested in ancient Egypt . . . Recommended. All levels/libraries. ( Choice, 1 March 2011)<p> Part of a highly regarded series, this 2-volume work offers the student, interested general reader, and specialist a thorough and up-to-date resource on ancient Egypt. Written by curators and academics at museums and institutions in Egypt, Europe, and North America, the chapters present definitions and context in framing the current state of the question for ea
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Alan B. Lloyd is Professor Emeritus in the Department ofHistory and Classics at Swansea University and President of theEgypt Exploration Society. He is the author of many publications onEgyptological and Classical subjects, including a three-volumecommentary on Herodotus Book II (1975 1985).

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