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Title:
The Egyptians
Author:
Donadoni, Sergio.
Uniform Title:
Uomo egiziano. English.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Physical Description:
xvi, 361 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Peasants / Ricardo A. Caminos -- Craftsmen / Dominique Valbelle -- Scribes / Alessandro Roccati -- Bureaucrats / Oleg Berlev -- Priests / Sergio Pernigotti -- Soldiers / Sheikh 'Ibada al-Nubi -- Slaves / Antonio Loprieno -- Foreigners / Edda Bresciani -- The Dead / Sergio Donadoni -- The Pharaoh / Erik Hornung -- Women / Erika Feucht.
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ISBN:
9780226155555

9780226155562
Format :
Book

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Summary

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 PeasantsRicardo A. Caminos
2 CraftsmenDominique Valbelle
3 ScribesAlessandro Roccati
4 BureaucratsOleg Berlev
5 PriestsSergio Pernigotti
6 SoldiersSheikh 'Ibada al-Nubi
7 SlavesAntonio Loprieno
8 ForeignersEdda Bresciani
9 The DeadSergio Donadoni
10 The PharaohErik Hornung
11 WomenErika Feucht
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