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Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

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A comprehensive introduction to the people of Ancient Egypt. It describes the structure of Egyptian society - including the levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women. Lionel Casson reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors, painters, cabinetmakers, jewellers and smiths whose hands turned out the sculptures, murals and objects of beauty that are so prized today. He deals with that key factor in Egyptian life, religion: the nature of the gods; the powerful role played by belief in the afterlife; and the career of one pharaoh, Akhenaten, who attempted to put heretical views into practice.;Originally published in 1975 as "The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt", this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.

Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Printed in 2001.

Item details

Author(s):
Lionel Casson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 14.4 x 1.8 cm
Edition:
2nd
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0801866006
ISBN-13:
9780801866005
Number of pages:
163
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press

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A comprehensive introduction to the people of Ancient Egypt. It describes the structure of Egyptian society - including the levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women. Lionel Casson reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors, painters, cabinetmakers, jewellers and smiths whose hands turned out the sculptures, murals and objects of beauty that are so prized today. He deals with that key factor in Egyptian life, religion: the nature of the gods; the powerful role played by belief in the afterlife; and the career of one pharaoh, Akhenaten, who attempted to put heretical views into practice.;Originally published in 1975 as "The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt", this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.

Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Printed in 2001.

Author(s):
Lionel Casson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 14.4 x 1.8 cm
Edition:
2nd
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0801866006
ISBN-13:
9780801866005
Number of pages:
163
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press

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