The Thames Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

"Distinguishes itself...with clear, concise entries on a range of subjects."--"Archaeology" From Abgig to Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham, this book will appeal to tourists, museum visitors, armchair travelers, and scholars.

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Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080865572

Category: History

Page: 272

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"Distinguishes itself...with clear, concise entries on a range of subjects."--"Archaeology" From Abgig to Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham, this book will appeal to tourists, museum visitors, armchair travelers, and scholars. All the major archaeological sites of Egypt and Sudan are described in this up-to-date guide. Ancient Egypt offers a bewildering array of kings and dynasties, gods and goddesses, temples and tombs, and this dictionary provides an authoritative reference. Each king receives a separate entry: famous pharaohs such as Ramesses the Great and Tutankhamun are discussed alongside lesser-known kings such as Rudamun and Takelot. Other entries cover ancient Egypt's most important queens and courtiers, its deities and major works of literature, as well as general cultural topics such as language and medicine. There are explanations of specialist terms and of Egyptian civilization's distinctive features, including hieroglyphs and mummification. 316 illustrations, 163 in color.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun ...

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Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408810026

Category: History

Page: 672

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This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal entanglement with Rome. As the world's first nation-state, the history of Ancient Egypt is above all the story of the attempt to unite a disparate realm and defend it against hostile forces from within and without. Combining grand narrative sweep with detailed knowledge of hieroglyphs and the iconography of power, Toby Wilkinson reveals Ancient Egypt in all its complexity.

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson, 2005. HISTORY General Beckerath, Iiirgen von.

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Author: Morris L. Bierbrier

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862506

Category: History

Page: 488

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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt expands upon the information presented in the first with a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Egyptian rulers, bureaucrats, and commoners whose records have survived, as well as ancient society, religion, and gods.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

An authoritative history of a 3,000-year period from the birth of the world's first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire includes comprehensive coverage of such topics as its government, the influence of religion and the ...

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Author: Toby A. H. Wilkinson

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0553805533

Category: History

Page: 611

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An authoritative history of a 3,000-year period from the birth of the world's first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire includes comprehensive coverage of such topics as its government, the influence of religion and the roles of women.

The Egyptian World

Providing fresh perspectives on this ancient culture, a digest of current research trends in Egyptology, as well as a unique examination of the Egyptian world, this title enables students to gain a clear understanding of ancient Egyptian ...

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Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136753770

Category: History

Page: 592

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Providing fresh perspectives on this ancient culture, a digest of current research trends in Egyptology, as well as a unique examination of the Egyptian world, this title enables students to gain a clear understanding of ancient Egyptian society.

Genesis of the Pharaohs

Traces the history of Egyptian civilization, which began in the Eastern Desert over six thousand years ago.

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Author: Toby A. H. Wilkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500051224

Category: History

Page: 208

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Traces the history of Egyptian civilization, which began in the Eastern Desert over six thousand years ago.

Writings from Ancient Egypt

Spanning over two millennia, with many pieces appearing in a general anthology for the first time, this is the essential guide to a complex, sophisticated culture. Translated with an introduction by Toby Wilkinson.

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Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0141395958

Category:

Page: 384

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A collection of rare texts from Ancient Egypt, newly translated for this essential edition The fascination that Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate puzzle, before finally being cracked in the 1820s. Preserved carved in stone or inked on papyri, hieroglyphic writings give a unique insight into an awe-inspiring but also deeply mysterious culture. For this collection, Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. Entertaining and revelatory, this is an essential resource for studying one of humankind s great civilizations. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."

The Nile

" Now renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us along the Nile to reveal how it continues to hold the key to understanding the earliest of the great ancient civilizations as well as the volatile and rapidly modernizing country that is ...

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Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780804168908

Category: History

Page: 292

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It was Herodotus who first called Egypt "the gift of the river." Now renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us along the Nile to reveal how it continues to hold the key to understanding the earliest of the great ancient civilizations as well as the volatile and rapidly modernizing country that is Egypt today. Wilkinson's narrative takes us from the river's mystical sources (the Blue Nile which rises in Ethiopia, and the White Nile coursing from majestic Lake Victoria); to Thebes, with its Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Luxor Temple; the fertile Delta; Giza, home of the Great Pyramid, the sole surviving Wonder of the Ancient World; and finally, to the pulsating capital city of Cairo, where the Arab Spring erupted on the bridges over the Nile. Along the way, he introduces us to mysterious and fabled characters--the gods and pharaohs, emperors and empresses, who joined their fate to the Nile and gained immortality; the adventurers, archaeologists, and historians who have all fallen under its spell. With matchless erudition and storytelling skill, through both panoramas and close-ups, Wilkinson brings millennia of history into view.--From publisher description.

Ancient Egypt

Salima Ikram, Introduction to Ancient Egypt, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ... Toby Wilkinson, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, ...

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Author: Donald P. Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317247050

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Ancient Egypt: The Basics offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history, archaeology and influence of this fascinating civilization. Coverage includes: A survey of Egyptian history from its earliest origins to the coming of Islam Life and death in ancient Egypt Key archaeological discoveries and important characters Egypt’s impact and reception through to the modern day Lively and engaging, this is an indispensable resource for anyone beginning their studies of Egyptian history, culture and archaeology, and a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the country’s long and captivating past.

Lives of the Ancient Egyptians

Other titles of interest published by Thames & Hudson include: The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-by-Reign ...

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Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500771624

Category: History

Page: 263

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What was it really like to live in ancient Egypt? Lives of the Ancient Egyptians is packed with one hundred personal stories of ambition and intrigue, of triumph, despair and love, that compelling recreate the world of the pharaohs. here are famous pharaohs, from Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid, to Akhenaten and Ramesses II but also the ordinary men and women, so often ignored in histories of ancient Egypt: a doctor, a sailor, a housewife and a serial criminal. Note: The ebook edition includes the complete text of the printed book without illustrations

The World of Ancient Egypt A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Reading Egyptian Art. London: Thames and Hudson, 1992. Wilkinson, Toby. The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames and Hudson, 2005.

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Author: Peter Lacovara

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692304

Category: History

Page: 585

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This absorbing reference covers everyday life in ancient Egypt, spanning a period of more than 5,000 years—from the Stone Age to the advent of Christianity. • Supports the national standards for world history curricula • Discusses the everyday lives of average people of all levels and classes • Includes entries on architecture, tomb painting, gods and goddesses, animal mummification, sculpture, and beer and wine • Offers topical sections organized thematically to promote more in-depth study of subjects

Invisible Archaeologies Hidden Aspects of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt and Nubia

New York: Cornell University Press, 61-85. Wilkinson, T. 2008. The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.

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Author: Loretta Kilroe

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789693768

Category: History

Page: 135

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The eight papers presented here stem from a conference held in Oxford in 2017 which brought together international early-career researchers applying novel archaeological and anthropological methods to ‘overlooked’ subjects in ancient Egypt and Nubia. The diverse topics covered include women, prisoners, entangled communities and funerary displays.

Writings from Ancient Egypt

... the Pharaohs (2003), The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (2nd edition, 2008), Lives of the Ancient Egyptians (2007), The Egyptian World (ed.

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Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141395968

Category: History

Page: 384

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'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered' In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs give us a unique insight into the life of the Egyptian mind. Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson has freshly translated a rich and diverse range of ancient Egyptian writings into modern English, including tales of shipwreck and wonder, obelisk inscriptions, mortuary spells, funeral hymns, songs, satires and advice on life from a pharaoh to his son. Spanning over two millennia, this is the essential guide to a complex, sophisticated culture. Translated with an Introduction by Toby Wilkinson

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

T ALSO BY OBY WILKINSON Early Dynastic Egypt Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt Genesis of the Pharaohs The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt Lives of ...

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Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679604297

Category: History

Page: 656

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Magisterial . . . [A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums.”—Los Angeles Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly In this landmark volume, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson takes us inside a tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Here are the legendary leaders: Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a political and societal decline. Filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a riveting and revelatory work of wild drama, bold spectacle, unforgettable characters, and sweeping history. “With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Wilkinson] writes with considerable verve. . . . [He] is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt.”—The New York Times

Gods and Humans in the Ancient Near East

(2005) The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson. (2007a) Lives of the Ancient Egyptians. London: Thames & Hudson.

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Author: Tyson L. Putthoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108846424

Category: Social Science

Page:

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In this book, Tyson Putthoff explores the relationship between gods and humans, and between divine nature and human nature, in the Ancient Near East. In this world, gods lived among humans. The two groups shared the world with one another, each playing a special role in maintaining order in the cosmos. Humans also shared aspects of a godlike nature. Even in their natural condition, humans enjoyed a taste of the divine state. Indeed, gods not only lived among humans, but also they lived inside them, taking up residence in the physical body. As such, human nature was actually a composite of humanity and divinity. Putthoff offers new insights into the ancients' understanding of humanity's relationship with the gods, providing a comparative study of this phenomenon from the third millennium BCE to the first century CE.

Super Symbols

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Author: Thames & Hudson, Limited

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500281459

Category:

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The Egyptian Myths

Other titles of interest published by Thames & Hudson include: An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Egypt The Complete Gods and ...

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Author: Garry J. Shaw

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500772003

Category: History

Page:

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This accessible, authoritative guide to Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the origins of life, the creation and evolution of the world, and the reigns of the gods on earth, before introducing us to Egypt's deities in the natural environment; the inventive ways in which the Egyptians dealt with the invisible forces all around them; and the trials and tribulations of the life hereafter. This is the perfect introduction for modern readers to the mysteries of Egyptian mythology, including such well known figures as Isis and Osiris, Horus and Seth, but also less familiar figures as Geb, Nemty and Shu. Much more than a straightforward retelling of the ancient legends, 'The Egyptian Myths' will introduce the reader to a new (yet ancient) way of understanding the world.

The Rosetta Stone

Also useful is Toby Wilkinson's The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (London, 2005). There is much information to be had in John Baines and ...

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Author: John Ray

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847650665

Category: History

Page: 232

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What does the Rosetta Stone tell us about the past? What treasures of Egyptian literature can now be read, thanks to its decipherment? What does it tell us about the history of writing and the story of our own alphabets? How do decipherments work and how can we know if they are right? Who owns the Rosetta Stone and what happens if we start to return pieces of the past to countries who claim them? These are some of the fascinating questions which are explored in this introduction to one of the true Wonders of the World.

The Nile

Traces the history of the famous river to illuminate the civilizations it renewed and sustained, documenting the stories of real and fabled characters whose experiences were intertwined with the Nile.

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Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385351550

Category: History

Page: 292

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Traces the history of the famous river to illuminate the civilizations it renewed and sustained, documenting the stories of real and fabled characters whose experiences were intertwined with the Nile.