The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

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TITLE : The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

AUTHOR : Ian Shaw

EDITION : Paperback (first edition) 2002 (552 pages).

CONDITION : In very good condition – little dirt on page edges.

NOTES : You can buy the later edition of this book new for about $25.00, but this first edition retails for about $45-65, so I do not know if the content is the same? The later version is a smaller size. But this edition is definitely more rare and that might also explain the price difference? I brought this as a general reference book. It is a weighty, sizeable book. Very satisfying for research.

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Author: Ian Shaw
SKU: Egypt-4 Categories: , Tag: Product ID: 3622


The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt, from c. 700,000 BC to AD 311. Following the story from the Egyptians’ prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans, this book resurrects a fascinating society replete with remarkable historical information. It investigates such subjects as the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world. The authors–an international team of experts working at the cutting edge of their particular fields–outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called ‘intermediate periods’ which were previously regarded as ‘dark ages’ and are only now beginning to be better understood. They also examine cultural and social patterns, including stylistic developments in art and literature. Addressing the issues surrounding this distinctive culture, vividly relating the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, exploring colorful personalities, and uncovering surprising facts, The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is certain to enrich our understanding of this endlessly intriguing civilization.

Additional information

Weight 1.105 kg
Dimensions 24 × 17.5 × 2.5 cm