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Who's who in ancient Egypt
Rice, Michael, 1928-
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Publication Information:
London : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
lix, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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1130 Lexile.
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In this compelling guide and sourcebook, renowned author and scholar Michael Rice introduces us to the inhabitants of ancient Egypt, allowing us to encounter their world through their own eyes. Here are the great and the famous, from Cleopatra to Tutankhamun, but here also are the grave-robber Amenwah, Nakht the gardener and Sebaster the hairdresser.
The whole arena of Egyptian life is expressed in these pages. Not only are there nearly a thousand biographies, there is also a chapter on 'Encountering Ancient Egyptians', sections on kingship and on religion, a chronology, a glossary and maps. A combination of erudite scholarship and a clear and accessible style, this volume opens up the world of the ancient Egyptians to all those with an interest in the subject in a way that has never been done before.

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A volume in Routledge's "Who's Who" series, this is a handy reference for the ever-popular study of ancient Egypt. The introduction, an overview of the ancient Egyptians, is followed by chapters about Egyptian kingship; the gods of Egypt; rank, title, and office in ancient Egypt; a chronology of events; and several maps. The body of the book is an alphabetical presentation of many major and some minor figures from this period and of selected scholars who later studied them. Entries range in length from several paragraphs to a page and include brief lists of major references. A glossary, a list of abbreviations, and a larger general bibliography follow. Finally, appendixes include entries by occupation and in chronological sequence as well as an outline of ancient Egyptian museum collections. The compiler, although not a professional Egyptologist, has written other books on Egypt and the Middle East. Similar reference works include Rosalie and Antony David's Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (CH, Nov'93) and more inclusive publications like Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson's British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (1995). For both public and academic libraries, and affordable for individuals. M. R. Dittemore; Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Encountering the Ancient Egyptiansp. xi
The Egyptian Kingshipp. xxx
The Gods of Egyptp. xxxv
Chronologyp. xlvi
Rank, Title and Office in Ancient Egyptp. liii
Further Readingp. lix
Ancient Egypt and Nubiap. lx
Ap. 1
Bp. 33
Cp. 39
Dp. 42
Ep. 53
Fp. 55
Hp. 57
Ip. 74
Kp. 86
Lp. 102
Mp. 103
Np. 121
Op. 143
Pp. 145
Qp. 163
Rp. 164
Sp. 173
Tp. 199
Up. 212
Wp. 217
Xp. 221
Yp. 222
Zp. 224
Glossaryp. 226
Bibliographyp. 234
Appendicesp. 238
Appendix 1

p. 240

Appendix 2

p. 250

Appendix 3

p. 255