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The Egyptians is a vibrant, accessible introduction to the people who lived along the Nile for almost thirty-five centuries. In this collection of essays, eleven internationally renowned Egyptologists present studies of ancient Egyptians arranged by social type—slaves, craftsmen, priests, bureaucrats, the pharaoh, peasants, and women, among others. These individual essays are filled with a wealth of historical detail that both informs and fascinates: we learn, for example, that Egyptian peasants could not afford burial (their corpses were abandoned on the desert fringe), and that it was the bureaucrats who made the Egyptian system tick (the pyramids could not have been built without them).

Read consecutively, the portraits merge to create a larger picture of Egyptian culture, state, and society. The framework of the Egyptian state, in particular, is touched upon in each essay, describing the meticulous administration and well-organized hierarchical system that fostered centuries of stability and prosperity.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Sergio Donadoni

Chronology

1: Peasants

Ricardo A. Caminos

2: Craftsmen

Dominique Valbelle

3: Scribes

Alessandro Roccati

4: Bureaucrats

Oleg Berlev

5: Priests

Sergio Pernigotti

6: Soldiers

Sheikh 'Ibada al-Nubi

7: Slaves

Antonio Loprieno

8: Foreigners

Edda Bresciani

9: The Dead

Sergio Donadoni

10: The Pharaoh

Erik Hornung

11: Women

Erika Feucht

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226155562
Editor:
Donadoni, Sergio
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Editor:
Donadoni, Sergio
Author:
Donadoni, Sergio
Location:
Chicago, Ill. :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Egypt Civilization To 332 B.C.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
[67-151]
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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