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The Egyptians

ISBN: 978-0-631-18272-6
368 pages
April 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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This is an account of the Egyptians from the first settlers in the Nile Valley through to the present day. Egypt has the longest, continuous, known history of any country in the world.
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Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Maps.

Series Editor's Preface.


A Note on Transliteration.

The Egyptians: Table of Dates.


1. The Land and its People.

2. The Earliest Egyptians.

3. The Era of the Pyramid-builders.

4. The Imperial Age.

5. The Last Pharaohs.

6. Hellenistic Egypt.

7. Roman and Christian Egypt.

8. Islamic Egypt.

9. Modern Egypt.


General Index.

Index of Ancient Egyptian Terms.

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Author Information

Barbara Watterson received her doctorate from the University of Liverpool. She is currently a freelance lecturer in Egyptology, working, in particular, in Adult Education. Her previous books Women in Ancient Egypt (1991), Introductory Egyptian Hieroglyphics (secind edition, 1993) and Gods of Ancient Egypt (1996).
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The Wiley Advantage

* Offers a wide-ranging overview of Egyptian peoples and their society from origins to the present.
* Interweaves political narrative with insights into economy and culture, stressing continuities as well as change.
* Charts internal development alongside external relations especially with other Arab countries and the West.
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"This book provides an excellent introduction to the land of ancientand modern Egypt ... Well written ... The author offers so much detail and excellent information on this fascinating culture that this book ought to be the textbook schools used to present Egypt to students." Francesca Jourdan
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