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)Paperback

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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

About Author

Alan B. Lloyd is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Classics at Swansea University and President of the Egypt Exploration Society. He is the author of many publications 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

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