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A biographical dictionary of ancient Egypt /
by Rosalie and Antony E. David.
London : Seaby, 1992.
xxvi, 179 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
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London : Seaby, 1992.
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Gift; Roberta Shaw; Nov. 2008.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179).
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-11:
Part of an ambitious series that intends to provide up-to-date sources on important topics in an easy-to-use format, this work covers the period ca. 3100 BCE to 600 CE. It provides more than 200 entries describing important historical and cultural figures of ancient Egypt and a selection of other relevant material--e.g., neighboring groups such as the Hittites, classical figures who wrote about Egypt. The entries, based on original sources and including some bibliographic references, have been prepared by two museum specialists, of whom one (Anthony David), Keeper of Egyptology at Manchester Museum, has published to broad audiences in this field. The work includes an outline history, glossary, four maps, chronologies, indexes, and a short list of further readings. A good addition to reference sources on ancient Egypt, some of which are now dated. Although the stated audience is students and general readers, the book will be useful to scholars outside the field for teaching or related research. M. R. Dittemore; University of Pennsylvania
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Important historical and cultural figures, as well as some less well-known individuals in Egypt's long history (c.3100 - c.AD 600) are incorporated in this scholarly work of reference.Not only are rulers and members of their families listed, but also other significant figures who had particularly impressive or interesting tombs, who showed great military prowess or who had special literary or other skills. There are entries for foreigners with whom the Egyptians came into contact and major classical writers, who have left vivid descriptions of ancient Egypt.The entries are based on original source material and there are bibliographical references for futher reading. The text is augmented with maps.
Table of Contents
Outline History
Biographical Dictionary
Index of people mentioned in the text but without and entry
Chronological Tables
Abbreviated titles of books and periodicals
Recommended reading
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