A Companion to Ancient Egypt (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Ancient Egypt (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Alan B. Lloyd (editor)Hardback

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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

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Alan B. Lloyd is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Classics at Swansea University. He is the author of many publications (books, chapters, and articles) on Egyptological and Classical subjects, including a three-volume commentary on Herodotus Book II (1975 1985).


List of Illustrations ix

Notes on Contributors xix

Preface xxvi

Acknowledgments xxviii

List of Abbreviations xxix

Chronology xxxvii

Maps xlix

PART I The Land of Egypt 1

1 The Physical Context of Ancient Egypt 3 Sarah Parcak

PART II Historical Narratives 23

2 Prehistory 25 E. Christiana Koehler

3 The Early Dynastic Period 48 Toby Wilkinson

4 The Old Kingdom 63 Michel Baud

5 The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom 81 Harco Willems

6 The Second Intermediate Period and the New Kingdom 101 Ludwig D. Morenz and Lutz Popko

7 Libyans and Nubians 120 Christopher Naunton

8 Saites and Persians (664 332) 140 Olivier Perdu

9 The Ptolemaic Period 159 Katelijn Vandorpe

10 The Roman Period 180 Livia Capponi

PART III State and Economic Structures 199

11 The Pharaoh and Pharaonic Office 201 Ellen F. Morris

12 Administration and Law: Pharaonic 218 Ben Haring

13 Administration and Law: Graeco-Roman 237 Jane Rowlandson

14 Priests and Temples: Pharaonic 255 Neal Spencer

15 Egyptian Temples and Priests: Graeco-Roman 274 Willy Clarysse

16 The Economy: Pharaonic 291 Christopher Eyre

17 The Economy: Graeco-Roman 309 Dennis Kehoe

18 Settlements Distribution, Structure, Architecture: Pharaonic 326 Gregory D. Mumford

19 Settlements Distribution, Structure, Architecture: Graeco-Roman 350 Paola Davoli

20 Transport in Ancient Egypt 370 Robert B. Partridge

21 Science and Technology: Pharaonic 390 Corinna Rossi

22 Science and Technology: Alexandrian 409 T. E. Rihll

23 Military Institutions and Warfare: Pharaonic 425 Anthony J. Spalinger

24 Military Institutions and Warfare: Graeco-Roman 446 Nigel Pollard

PART IV The Social Order 467

25 Social Structure and Daily Life: Pharaonic 469 Elizabeth Frood

26 Social Structure and Daily Life: Graeco-Roman 491 Eugene Cruz-Uribe

27 Religion in Society: Pharaonic 507 Kasia Szpakowska

28 Religion in Society: Graeco-Roman 526 David Frankfurter

Bibliography to parts I-IV 547

PART V Language and Literature 639

29 Language, Scripts, and Literacy 641 James P. Allen

30 Middle Kingdom Literature 663 Roland Enmarch

31 New Kingdom Literature 685 Gerald Moers

32 Late Period Literature 709 Kim Ryholt

33 Coptic and Coptic Literature 732 Leo Depuydt

34 Greek Literature in Egypt 755 A. D. Morrison

PART VI The Visual Arts 779

35 Temple Architecture and Decorative Systems 781 Penelope Wilson

36 Mortuary Architecture and Decorative Systems 804 Aidan Dodson

37 Early Dynastic Art and Iconography 826 Stan Hendrickx and Frank Forster

38 Old Kingdom Sculpture 853 Hourig Sourouzian

39 Sculpture of the Middle Kingdom 882 Rita E. Freed

40 New Kingdom Sculpture 913 Betsy M. Bryan

41 Late Period Sculpture 944 Edna R. Russmann

42 Ptolemaic and Romano-Egyptian Sculpture 970 Sally-Ann Ashton

43 Pharaonic Painting through the New Kingdom 990 Betsy M. Bryan

44 Mosaics and Painting in Graeco-Roman Egypt 1008 Helen Whitehouse

45 Egyptian Art of Late Antiquity 1032 Thelma K. Thomas

PART VII The Reception of Egyptian Culture 1065

46 The Reception of Pharaonic Egypt in Classical Antiquity 1067 Alan B. Lloyd

47 The Reception of Egypt in Europe 1086 Andrew Bednarski

48 The Reception of Pharaonic Egypt in Islamic Egypt 1109 Michael Cooperson

49 Ancient Egypt in the Museum: Concepts and Constructions 1129 Christina Riggs

Bibliography to parts V-VII 1154

Index 1213

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405155984
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1352
  • ID: 9781405155984
  • weight: 3126
  • ISBN10: 1405155981

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