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The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt Paperback – 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Amber; 1ST edition (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904687997
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904687993
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #695,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Bruce D. Wilner on July 29, 2006
Format: Paperback
Believe you me, I have more than my fair share of Egyptology works among my considerable collection of historical, archaeological, and anthropological opera. I must say that Strudwick's work impressed me quite deeply, mostly because of its format. Specifically, the material is so beautifully presented that one can open the book to just about any of the several hundred two-to-four-page spreads and be swept off one's feet into the world of ancient Egypt. Indeed, details are so minute, so absorbing, so human that one is all but corporeally transported to ancient Egypt. From artifacts to panoplies of gods to the (necessarily brief) explanation of the development cycle from hieroglyphics to demotic to Coptic, one could hardly ask for a more excellent presentation of a veritable treasure trove of facts, stories, and artworks from the world of the Pharaohs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Greg Kuzma on January 7, 2014
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I bought this book at a local Barnes/Noble and studied it for weeks until a local robber took it from my unlocked car, parked in my garage. Good, I thought! Another Egypt lover! It's always great to share sympathies with those who do our stealing for us. I've owned 60 or more similar books, and the only one that can compare in terms of punching my breath out of me is the huge coffee table tome devoted to the treasures of Tut's tomb, which I could scarcely look at, it is so ravishingly beautiful. All those books I gave to the Doane College Library in Crete, but within the past year I'm back working on my Egypt project again. And so the theft of this book needed to be remedied. Barnes did not have it any more (it was a remaindered book, and when they're gone from a given store they are gone). But never such a rule obtains on The Internet. There/here all the great cascades of time exist in a throbbing perpetual present tense, no matter how remote or vast. And so Amazon "supplies" me/ the slogan being, perhaps, AMAZON PROVIDES-- where friends and love and accidents of fate let slip the ties that bind. And so we are united once more, and my faith in the generosity of Infinity reconfirmed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Juan Suros on December 14, 2013
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Very impressed by the breadth of material. There is just too much history of Egypt to show everything, so they do a nice survey of themes and periods.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AWAIR Reviews on October 14, 2013
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With more than a hundred and forty works on Egypt on my shelves, and perhaps 1/4 of these especially for elementary and middle school students, this work definitely stands out. Its organization is superb - History, Religion, Art, Everyday Life, Science and Technology, Writing - takes us through the entire gambit. We are quickly dissuaded of the notion that the people of ancient Egypt were hung-up on the idea of death. . . and we begin to understand instead that this is only because of what survives to tell us about their amazing wonderful lives, is the evidence largely of funerary objects, edifices and tombs. Here we are quickly brought to music, dance, games, food, and lives so enjoyed they could imagine "heaven" as nothing more wonderful. The use of sidebars - profile, insight, document - take us even deeper than the beautiful illustrations and cut-aways. The created overleaf aerial views of ancient Alexandria, Thebes (West and East banks)are extremely helpful and there is nothing like them in any of my other volumes. This is a book for anyone interested in the subject - just beginning your collection or still at work on one.
TEACHERS/LIBRARIANS: The format - over-sized and on heavy-weight paper - make this the perfect classroom resource for any age students. But since I've lead two tours of Egypt especially for upper elementary and middle school students, I can attest to its great value for ages 9-13 year-olds. And its affordable price means your classroom or school library can have more than one copy!
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