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For more than a decade, Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson's Dictionary of Ancient Egypt has been the most informative and useful dictionary of ancient Egypt available, one that Library Journal called "a preeminent source" and "the essential choice." Now fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the most important discoveries and scholarship in the field since 1995.

Written by two archaeologists, each with more than twenty years of excavation experience in Egypt, this authoritative dictionary defines and explains important themes, sites, objects, individuals, and historical periods throughout four thousand years of Egyptian civilization. More than 600 A-to-Z entries provide concise information on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Nubia during the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Each entry is followed by a bibliography, allowing readers to pursue subjects in more detail. The dictionary is lavishly illustrated with photographs, line drawings, site plans, and maps. The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is an indispensable resource for researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in the ancient world.

  • Completely revised text
  • More than 600 up-to-date alphabetical entries ranging from agriculture to Zawiyet el-Mayitin, and includes more than 80 new terms
  • Up-to-date bibliographies for each entry
  • Revised and enlarged maps and diagrams
  • More than 500 illustrations
  • Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced
  • Includes a chronology of dynasties, a list of Egyptologists mentioned in the text, and an alphabetical list of Theban tombs

Synopsis:

"Easily the best single-volume general reference work on ancient Egypt in recent years--nothing on the market can compare to this book. The authors' revision makes this useful book even better."--T. G. Wilfong, University of Michigan

Synopsis:

For more than a decade, Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson's Dictionary of Ancient Egypt has been the most informative and useful dictionary of ancient Egypt available, one that Library Journal called "a preeminent source" and "the essential choice." Now fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the most important discoveries and scholarship in the field since 1995.

Written by two archaeologists, each with more than twenty years of excavation experience in Egypt, this authoritative dictionary defines and explains important themes, sites, objects, individuals, and historical periods throughout four thousand years of Egyptian civilization. More than 600 A-to-Z entries provide concise information on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Nubia during the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Each entry is followed by a bibliography, allowing readers to pursue subjects in more detail. The dictionary is lavishly illustrated with photographs, line drawings, site plans, and maps. The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is an indispensable resource for researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in the ancient world.

  • Completely revised text
  • More than 600 up-to-date alphabetical entries ranging from agriculture to Zawiyet el-Mayitin, and includes more than 80 new terms
  • Up-to-date bibliographies for each entry
  • Revised and enlarged maps and diagrams
  • More than 500 illustrations
  • Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced
  • Includes a chronology of dynasties, a list of Egyptologists mentioned in the text, and an alphabetical list of Theban tombs

About the Author

Ian Shaw is senior lecturer in Egyptian archaeology at the University of Liverpool. His books include "The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt" and "Ancient Egyptian Warfare and Weapons". Paul Nicholson is senior lecturer in archaeology at Cardiff University. His books include "Egyptian Faience and Glass" and "Brilliant Things for Akhenaten". Shaw and Nicholson are the coeditors of "Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691137629
Author:
Shaw, Ian
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Nicholson, Paul
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference Works and Anthologies
Subject:
Middle Eastern Studies
Subject:
Archaeology and Ancient History
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Egypt Civilization To 332 B.C.
Subject:
Egypt Civilization 332 B.C.-638 A.D.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
375 color illus. 125 bandw illus.
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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Product details 368 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691137629 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Easily the best single-volume general reference work on ancient Egypt in recent years--nothing on the market can compare to this book. The authors' revision makes this useful book even better."--T. G. Wilfong, University of Michigan
"Synopsis" by , For more than a decade, Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson's Dictionary of Ancient Egypt has been the most informative and useful dictionary of ancient Egypt available, one that Library Journal called "a preeminent source" and "the essential choice." Now fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the most important discoveries and scholarship in the field since 1995.

Written by two archaeologists, each with more than twenty years of excavation experience in Egypt, this authoritative dictionary defines and explains important themes, sites, objects, individuals, and historical periods throughout four thousand years of Egyptian civilization. More than 600 A-to-Z entries provide concise information on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Nubia during the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Each entry is followed by a bibliography, allowing readers to pursue subjects in more detail. The dictionary is lavishly illustrated with photographs, line drawings, site plans, and maps. The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is an indispensable resource for researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in the ancient world.

  • Completely revised text
  • More than 600 up-to-date alphabetical entries ranging from agriculture to Zawiyet el-Mayitin, and includes more than 80 new terms
  • Up-to-date bibliographies for each entry
  • Revised and enlarged maps and diagrams
  • More than 500 illustrations
  • Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced
  • Includes a chronology of dynasties, a list of Egyptologists mentioned in the text, and an alphabetical list of Theban tombs

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