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Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt
Author: Lionel Casson

ISBN: 9780801866012
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 16 April 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.0
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Lionel Casson offers a comprehensive introduction to the people of ancient Egypt. He describes the structure of Egyptian society -- the levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women. He reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors, painters, cabinetmakers, jewelers, and smiths whose hands turned out the sculptures, murals, and objects of beauty that are so prized today. He deals with that key factor in Egyptian life, religion: the nature of the gods; the powerful role played by belief in the afterlife; and the career of one pharaoh, Akhenaten, who attempted to put heretical views into practice.

Originally published in 1975 as The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.

Praise for Lionel Casson:

"Lionel Casson's scholarship is impeccable." -- Lloyd's List

"Casson is one of those rare individuals able to make a highly technical subject not only understandable to the general reader, but int...

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