A Companion to Ancient Egypt, 2 Volume Set
May 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
- Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt’s ancient history and culture
- Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts
- Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind
- Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context
List of Contributors.
Ancient Authors: Abbreviations and Glossary.
Reference Works: Abbreviations.
PART I THE LAND OF EGYPT.
1 The Physical Context of Ancient Egypt (Sarah Parcak).
PART II HISTORICAL NARRATIVES.
2 Prehistory (E Christiana Koehler).
3 The Early Dynastic Period (Toby Wilkinson).
4 The Old Kingdom (Michel Baud).
5 The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom (Harco Willems).
6 The Second Intermediate Period and New Kingdom (Ludwig D Morenz and Lutz Popko).
7 Libyans and Nubians (Christopher Naunton).
8 Saites and Persians (Olivier Perdu).
9 The Ptolemaic Period (Katelijn Vandorpe).
10 The Roman Period (Livia Capponi).
PART III STATE AND ECONOMIC STRUCTURES.
11 The Pharaoh and Pharaonic Office (Ellen F Morris).
12 Administration and Law: Pharaonic Egypt (Ben Haring).
13 Administration and Law: Graeco-Roman Period (Jane Rowlandson).
14 Priest and Temples Pharaonic (Neal Spencer).
15 Egyptian Temples and Priests: Graeco-Roman Period (Willy Clarysse).
16 The Economy: Pharaonic Egypt (Christopher Eyre).
17 The Economy: Graeco-Roman Period (Dennis Kehoe).
18 Settlements—Distribution, Structure, Architecture: Pharaonic (Gregory D Mumford).
19 Settlements—Distribution, Structure, Architecture: Graeco-Roman (Paola Davoli).
20 Transport (Robert B Partridge).
21 Science and Technology: Pharaonic (Corinna Rossi).
22 Science and Technology: Alexandrian (Tracey E Rihll).
23 Military Institutions and Warfare: Pharaonic (Anthony J Spalinger).
24 Military Institutions and Warfare: Graeco-Roman Period (Nigel Pollard).
PART IV THE SOCIAL ORDER.
25 Social Structure and Daily Life: Pharaonic (Elizabeth Frood).
26 Social Structure and Daily Life: Graeco-Roman (Eugene Cruz-Uribe).
27 Religion in Society: Pharaonic (Kasia Szpakowska).
28 Religion in Society: Graeco-Roman (David Frankfurter).
PART V LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.
29 Language, Scripts and Literacy (James P Allen).
30 Middle Kingdom Literature (Roland Enmarch).
31 New Kingdom (Gerald Moers).
32 Late Period Literature (Kim Ryholt).
33 Coptic Literature (Leo Depuydt).
34 Greek Literature in Egypt (Andrew Morrison).
PART VI THE VISUAL ARTS.
35 Temple Architecture and Decorative Systems (Penelope Wilson).
36 Mortuary Architecture and Decorative Systems (Aidan Dodson).
37 Early Dynastic Art (Stan Hendrickx).
38 Sculpture: Old Kingdom (Hourig Sourouzian).
39 Sculpture: Middle Kingdom (Rita Freed).
40 Sculpture: New Kingdom (Betsy Bryan).
41 Sculpture: Late Period (Edna R Russmann).
42 Sculpture: Ptolemaic and Roman-Egyptian (Sally-Ann Ashton).
43 Pharaonic Painting: A Survey of Elite Tombs through the New Kingdom (Betsy Bryan).
44 Painting and Mosaics: Graeco-Roman (Helen Whitehouse).
45 Egyptian Art of Late Antiquity (Thelma K Thomas).
PART VII THE RECEPTION OF EGYPTIAN CULTURE.
46 The Reception of Egypt in Classical Antiquity (Alan B Lloyd).
47 The Reception of Egypt in Europe (Andrew Bednarski).
48 The Reception of Pharaonic Egypt in Islamic Egypt (Andrew Cooperson).
49 Ancient Egypt in the Museum: Concepts and Constructions (Christina Riggs).
“Alan Lloyd’s edited two-volume Companion to ancient Egyptis a very impressive achievement . . . Wendrich and Lloyd have shown that text and reference books on ancient Egypt can be accessible and interesting and can serve to break traditional boundaries between Egyptology and the related disciplines of Archaeology and Classics, for which they should be heartily congratulated.” (Antiquity, 1 January 2013)
“The Companionis a well-edited, comprehensive approach to the history, culture, literature, and high art of ancient Egypt … In bringing together some of the best authors on their respective topics, Lloyd has assembled an in-depth complement to ancient Egyptian studies.” (Near Eastern Archaeology, 2012)
"The aim of this companion is to provide a competent and authoritative overview on ancient Egypt. This has been accomplished well. All articles are concise, with comprehensive summaries which reflect the most recent scholarship. The interested reader, student, or scholar will find a very helpful and satisfactory platform to start from with this companion. It will guide him or her to further reading and in their own research." (BMCReview, 14 October 2011)
“This Companion is a current, readable and, on occasion, illustrated account of all major events, aspects of history and culture in ancient Egypt….it has a broad appeal with an extensive range of subjects covered in differing depths allowing the reader to dip in for pleasure or study.” (Reference Reviews, 2011)
"For anyone interested in ancient Egypt . . . Recommended. All levels/libraries." (Choice, 1 March 2011)
"Part of a highly regarded series, this 2-volume work offers the student, interested general reader, and specialist a thorough and up-to-date resource on ancient Egypt. Written by curators and academics at museums and institutions in Egypt, Europe, and North America, the chapters present definitions and context in framing the current state of the question for each topic, with the time frame deliberately extended into the Greco-Roman period." (Book News Inc, November 2010)