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Life in Ancient Egypt

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The fullest, most thoroughly detailed account — including much material not found in more recent books — of domestic life, religion, magic, medicine, commerce, and much more in ancient Egypt. Many illustrations reproduce tomb paintings, carvings, and hieroglyphs.

Synopsis:

Fullest, most thorough, detailed older account with much not in more recent books, domestic life, religion, magic, medicine, commerce, much more. Many illus.

Synopsis:

The most thoroughly detailed account — including material not found in more recent books — of domestic life, religion, magic, medicine, commerce, and more in ancient Egypt. Illustrations include tomb paintings, carvings, more.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  Traditional Characteristics of Egypt

  Importance of Egypt in the History of the World

  Jewish and Greek Sources

  The Egyptian Monuments

  Difficulties inherent in the Subject

CHAPTER I

  THE LAND OF EGYPT

    Geology of the Country

    Climate and Inundation

    Flora and Fauna

    Character of the Country; its Influence on the Nation

    The Twofold Division of the Country

    Density of the Population

    The Nomes or Provinces

    Upper Egypt

    Middle Egypt and the Feyum

    Lower Egypt

CHAPTER II

  THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT

    Origin of the Egyptians

    Characteristics of the Egyptian People

    Dawn of Egyptian History

CHAPTER III

  HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT

    Chronology

    The Old Empire

    The Middle Empire; the Hyksos

    The Eighteenth Dynasty

    The Religious Reformation

    The Nineteenth Dynasty

    The Twentieth Dynasty

    Later Periods

CHAPTER IV

  THE KING AND HIS COURT

    The Status of Royalty in the East

    Titles of the King

    The King in his Divine Character

    The Regalia and the Officials belonging thereto

    Suite of the King

    The King's Accession

    The King in his Priestly Character

    The King the Head of the Government

    The Court and the Court Ceremonial

    The Courtiers

    The King's Consorts

    The Princes

    Education of the Princes

CHAPTER V

  POLITICAL CONDITIONS IN EGYPT UNDER THE OLD EMPIRE

    The Nomes

    The Two Halves of the Kingdom

    "Government of Upper Egypt ; the " Great Men of the South "

    Government of the North Country

    The Treasury Department

    Administration of Justice

    Honours and Titles

    Disintegration of the Kingdom under the Middle Empire

    Hereditary Government of the Nomes

    The Nomarchs

    Administration of Government in the Nomes

    The Treasury Department under the Middle Empire

    Decline of the Bureaucratic Government

    Social conditions in the Earlier Period

    Property of the Aristocracy

    The Middle Class

CHAPTER VI

  POLITICAL CONDITIONS IN EGYPT UNDER THE NEW EMPIRE

    Disappearance of the Old Nobility

    Soldiers and Priests become the Ruling Classes

    The Slaves of the King

    The Highest Officials

    The Treasury Department

    Scribes and Deeds

    The Archives

    The Official and his Chief

    Reprimand and Deposition

    Distinctions

    "Bestowal of the " Gold "

    The Workmen and their Life

    Social conditions under the New Empire

    Serfs and Bondservants

CHAPTER VII

  THE POLICE And THE COURTS OF JUSTICE

    Robberies in the Theban Necropolis

    Lawsuit against the Tomb Robbers

    The Courts of Justice under the Old Empire

    The Courts of Justice under the New Empire

    Laws ; exceptional Procedure

    A Case of High Treason

    Contracts

    Statues regarding Endowments

CHAPTER VIII

  FAMILY LIFE

    The Status of the Wife

    Double Marriages

    The Harem

    Marriage with a Sister

    Morality of the Nation

    Inheritance of Property

    Genealogies

    Personal Names

    Surnames and Pet-names

    Erasure of Names

    Education and Morals

CHAPTER IX

  THE HOUSE

    Preliminary Remarks

    Change of Site of the Royal Towns

    Memphis

    Houses of the Old Empire

    Pictures of Houses of the New Empire

    Country Houses

    Town Residences of the New Empire

    Palace of the King

    Chairs and Couches

    Tables and Boxes

    Household Servants

    The Kitchen

    The Bakery

    Beer

    Meals

    The Garden

    Vine Culture

    Preparation of Wine

CHAPTER X

  DRESS

    Preliminary Remarks

    Men's Dress under the Old Empire

    Men's Dress under the Middle Empire

    Men's Dress under the New Empire

    The Royal Short Skirt

    Robes of Office

    Women's Dress under the Old Empire

    Women's Dress under the New Empire

    General Character of Egyptian Dress

    The Laundry

    Men's Coiffure under the Old and the New Empire

    Women's Coiffure under the Old and the New Empire

    Beards

    Sandals and Shoes

    Ornaments

    Coverings for the Head

    Sticks and Scepters

    Rouging and Anointing

    Cosmetics

CHAPTER XI

  RECREATION

    Preliminary Remarks

    Bird Snaring

    Fishing

    Hippopotamus Hunting

    Fabulous Animals

    Desert Hunting

    Dogs and Monkeys

    Bull Fights

    Gymnastics

    Dancing

    Music and Song

    Feasts

    Games

CHAPTER XII

  RELIGION

    Development of Religion

    Attempt at a Reformation

    Legends of the Gods

    Rê' and Isis

    The Rebellion of Mankind

    The Myth of Osiris

    Other Divine Myths

    Private and Public Worship

    Ritual

    Sacrifices

    Festivals

    The House of the God

    Plan of the Temples

    Temple Decoration

    The Names of the Temples

    The Temple Enclosure

    The Temple of Tell el Amarna

    The Temple Outbuildings

    The Priesthood under the Old Empire

    The Priesthood under the Middle Empire

    Rise of the Priesthood

    The Priests of Amon under the New Empire

    Dress of the Priests

    Gifts of the Kings to the Gods

    Gifts of Ramses III. To the Gods

    The Property of Amon

CHAPTER XIII

  THE DEAD

    The Soul of Man and his Ka

    Influence of the Myth of Osiris on Funerary Worship

    Burial

    Tombs of the Old Empire

    Tombs of the Middle Empire

    Tombs of the New Empire

    Treatment of the Viscera

    Employment of Magic

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    Employment of Wood

    Pillars

    Tendency to a Freer Development in Architecture

    Smaller Objects of Art

CHAPTER XVII

  AGRICULTURE

    Irrigation

    Ploughing

    Hoeing and Sowing

    Harvest

    Threshing and Winnowing

    Granaries

    Various Species of Corn

    Cattle Breeding

    Life of the Herdsmen

    Small Stock and Birds

    Cattle Breeding under the New Empire

    Status of the Agricultural Labourer

CHAPTER XVIII

  ARTS AND CRAFTS

    Status of the Artisan

    Matting and Woven Stuffs

    Weaving and Spinning

    Leatherwork

    The Use of Wood

    Carpenters' Tools

    Peculiarities of Egyptian Carpenters' Work

    Pottery

    Glass Blowing and Metal Smelting

    Metals

    Goldsmiths' Work

    Sources of the Various Metals

    The Nubian Gold Mines

    The Mines of Sinai

    The Quarries of Turah

    The Quarries of the Silsilis and Syene

    The Quarries of Hammamât

    The Transport of Blocks of Stone

CHAPTER XIX

  TRAFFIC AND TRADE

    Papyrus Skiffs and Wooden Boats

    The Boats of the Old Empire

    The Boats of the Middle Empire

    The Boats of the New Empire

    Litters

    Donkeys and Horses

    Carriages

    "Riding, Traveling, and Postal Arrangements"

    Marketing

    Barter and Exchange

    Intercourse with Nubia

    Nubia in the Earlier Period

    Nubia under the New Empire

    The Government of Nubia

    The Divine Land

    The Incense Countries

    Intercourse with the North

    Syria and Palestine

CHAPTER XX

  WAR

    Unwarlike Character of the Egyptians

    A War under the Old Empire

    The Wars of the Middle Empire

    The Fortresses of the Middle Empire

    Warlike Character of the New Empire

    The Battle of Kadesh

    The Syrian Fortresses

    Celebration of a Victory

    Treaty with the Cheta

    Time of Peace with Syria

    Frontier Relations

    The Libyans and the Maritime Nations

    A Naval Engagement

    Constitution of the Army under the New Empire

    The Divisions of the Army and their Equipment

    The Chariot Force

    The Pitiable Position of the Subordinate Officers

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486226323
Translator:
White, J. M.
Designed:
Tirard, H. M.
Designed by:
White, J. M.
Designed:
White, J. M.
Author:
Erman, Adolf
Author:
Tirard, H. M.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
History
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Egypt Social life and customs To 332 B.C.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Egypt Antiquities.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Egypt
Series Volume:
110
Publication Date:
19710631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
597
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.43 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Fullest, most thorough, detailed older account with much not in more recent books, domestic life, religion, magic, medicine, commerce, much more. Many illus.

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The most thoroughly detailed account — including material not found in more recent books — of domestic life, religion, magic, medicine, commerce, and more in ancient Egypt. Illustrations include tomb paintings, carvings, more.
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