This is an account of the rise and fall of the civilization in the Nile Valley, covering the first human settlement (c 120,000 BC) to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 333 BC.
This is the first history of ancient Egypt for 25 years
Brings together the very latest textual and archaeological evidence
The index, bibliography and appendices make this an invaluable reference tool
New guide to further reading in English especially commissioned for the paperback edition
Nicolas Grimal is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Paris, Sorbonne. Ian Shaw is Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool.
List of Illustrations. Introduction. Part I: The Formative Period:. 1. From Prehistory to History. 2. Religion and History. 3. The Thinite Period. Part II: The Classical Age:. 4. The Old Kingdom. 5. Funerary Ideas. 6. The Struggle for Power. 7. The Middle Kingdom. 8. The Invasion. Part III: The Empire:. 9. The Tuthmosids. 10. Akhenaten. 11. The Ramessid Period. 12. The Domain of Amun. Part IV: The Final Phase: . 13. The Third Intermediate Period. 14. Nubians and Saites. 15. Persians and Greeks. Conclusion. Appendix. Glossary. Bibliography. Guide to Further Reading by Kent R. Weekes. Index.