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Egypt

  • Current Research in Egyptology 17by Julia Chyla; Karolina Rosinska-Balik; Joanna Debowska-Ludwin

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 27.46

    This volume reflects the most recent state of research on ancient Egypt presented and discussed at the international conference Current Research on Egyptology XVII, May 2016. Nine papers are arranged chronologically covering the wide time span from the Predynastic till the Graeco-Roman Period, with the remaining five considering more general thematic,... more...

  • The Nile: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Cultureby John Shoup

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    The Nile River has been the most important natural resource for Egyptians and other Africans who live along its shores for thousands of years, bringing life to an otherwise arid and bleak desert region. Without the Nile, civilizations in Egypt could not have achieved such success. The physical, cultural, religious, and political impacts of this mighty... more...

  • The Roots of Western Financeby Thomas K. Park; James B.Greenberg

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    In The Roots of Western Finance , Thomas K. Park and James B. Greenberg take an anthropological approach to origins of western finance and credit in ancient societies, covering a period of five thousand years from ancient Mesopotamia to the Islamic world in the eleventh century. Park and Greenberg reveal that credit is not simply an economic transaction;... more...

  • Judentum und Konfession in der Geschichte der deutschsprachigen Ägyptologieby Thomas L. Gertzen

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 91.99

    European-Jewish Studies reflect the interdisciplinary network and competence of the new “ Centre for Jewish Studies Berlin and Brandenburg ”. The Centre gathers together the most important institutions working on Jewish studies in the region – including the relevant universities and establishments in Berlin and Potsdam. The interdisciplinary... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume IIby Geoffrey Killen

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 43.55

    In this revised second edition Dr Killen continues his survey of Egyptian furniture-making techniques with a study of boxes, chests and footstools and traces their evolution from the earliest times. Wooden, papyrus and alabaster boxes and chests were used to hold, protect and store valuable objects, toilet utensils, instruments, tools, garments, curtains,... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume Iby Geoffrey Killen

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 43.55

    This revised second edition examines the common forms of furniture used in ancient Egypt, so much of which has been preserved by the dry Egyptian climate and has long been admired for the quality of its design and construction. The story begins with the earliest known pieces and ends with the spectacular discoveries from the 18th dynasty represented... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume IIIby Geoffrey Killen

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 43.55

    In this third volume Dr Killen investigates how woodworking in ancient Egypt developed in the 19th and 20th dynasties. It establishes the range of wooden furniture manufactured during this period by surveying examples depicted in Ramesside Theban and Memphite tombs. Ancient records show how the procurement of furniture occurred at Deir el-Medina while... more...

  • Warfare and Weaponry in Dynastic Egyptby Rebecca Angharad Dean

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.97

    Defence. Attack. Symbolism. The development of warfare in any society provides an evocative glance into the lives (and deaths) of our predecessors. This is never more the case than with that most enticing of ancient civilisations, Ancient Egypt. Follow Rebecca Dean through the fascinating world of mysterious figures such as Tutankhamun and Nefertiti,... more...

  • Origins of the Sphinxby Robert M. Schoch; Robert Bauval

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2017; US$ 24.95

    New research and evidence that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than previously thought • Contrasts what Egyptologists claim about the Sphinx with historical accounts and new research including reanalysis of seismic studies and updates to Schoch’s water weathering research and Bauval’s Orion Correlation Theory • Examines how the Sphinx is contemporaneous... more...

  • Following Osirisby Mark Smith

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 194.99

    Osiris, god of the dead, was one of ancient Egypt's most important deities. This volume is concerned with ancient Egyptian conceptions of the relationship between Osiris and the deceased, focusing on five distinct periods over four millennia to trace changes in aspirations for the Osirian afterlife and explore when and why they occurred. more...