The Culture of Ancient Egypt (Phoenix Books) John A. Wilson

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The Culture of Ancient Egypt (Phoenix Books) by John A. Wilson
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The story of Egypt is the story of history itself—the endless rise & fall, the life & death & life again of the eternal effort to endure, enjoy & understand the mystery of the universe. Emerging from the mists of time, Egypt met theMoreThe story of Egypt is the story of history itself—the endless rise & fall, the life & death & life again of the eternal effort to endure, enjoy & understand the mystery of the universe. Emerging from the mists of time, Egypt met the challenge of the mystery in a glorious evolution of religious, intellectual & political institutions & for two millennia flourished with all the vigor the heart can invest in a social & cultural order.

Then Egypt began to crumble into the desert & the waters of the Nile, & her achievements in civilization became her lingering epitaph. John A. Wilson has written a rich interpretive biography of one of the greatest cultural periods.

He answers—as best a modern Egyptologist can—the questions asked concerning the dissolution of Egypts glory. Here is scholarship at its finest, concerned with the humanity that has preceded us, & finding in past grandeur & failure meaning for today.IntroductionThe black land: geographic features of EgyptOut of the mud: the long prehistoric struggleThe search for security & order: Dynasties 1-3 (about 3100-2700)The king & God: Dynasties 4-6 (about 2700-2200)The first illness: Dynasties 7-11 (about 2200-2050)The king as the good shepherd: Dynasties 11-12 (about 2050-1800)The great humiliation: Dynasties 13-17 (about 1800-1550)Far frontiers: earlier Dynasty 18 (about 1550-1375)Irrepressible conflict: later Dynasty 18 (about 1375-1325)Where is the glory?: Dynasties 18-20 (about 1325-1100)The broken reed: Late Empire & Post-Empire (1350 & after)ChronologyA Note on TranslationsAbbreviationsList of IllustrationsIndex



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