Item description for Who's Who in Ancient Egypt by Michael Rice...
In this compelling guide and sourcebook, renowned author and scholar Michael Rice introduces us to the inhabitants of ancient Egypt, allowing us to encounter their world through their own eyes. Here are the great and the famous, from Cleopatra to Tutankhamun, but here also are the grave-robber Amenwah, Nakht the gardener and Sebaster the hairdresser. The whole arena of Egyptian life is expressed in these pages. Not only are there nearly a thousand biographies, there is also a chapter on 'Encountering Ancient Egyptians', sections on kingship and on religion, a chronology, a glossary and maps. A combination of erudite scholarship and a clear and accessible style, this volume opens up the world of the ancient Egyptians to all those with an interest in the subject in a way that has never been done before.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 4.86" Height: 0.96" Weight: 0.73 lbs.
Release Date Nov 7, 2001
ISBN 0415154499 ISBN13 9780415154499
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More About Michael Rice
Rice has published extensively on the history and archaeology of ancient Egypt and the near East.
Michael Rice was born in 1928.
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An excellent resource Sep 8, 2002
This book is an excellent resource for any one serious about studying Egypt. It gives detailed information about every one from the highest pharaoh to the third scribe of the graineries of Amun at Karnak. Each entry is complete with dynasty and occupation as well every other piece of information you could want. The only problem is that it is a resource, and not a great book for beginners or anyone who wants to now how the individuals shaped history. This is not a book you just sit down and read. Its simply biographies, but incredible biographies. It is a must have for anyone who wants to complete their understanding of ancient Egypt.
Good reference for the beginner Sep 3, 2001
This is a good at-hand reference for the armchair Egyptologist, or anyone who needs quick, concise information about numerous and important ancient Egyptians. Because some of the entries are very brief, however, it's probably not as useful for an expert in the field.
excellent reference Jun 16, 2000
Who are the people behind the world's greatest ancient civilisation is the crucial question which drives this great book. From the most famous to the lowly people, from Egypt's heights of prosperity to its depths of despair, the people behind the names, both in their original and their Greek transliterated form, are revealed in an English language alphabetical order. Many of the museum collections have been examined and elaborated on. The first entry in the book is a scribe, Aakheperkare-senb and the last one is Zoser (aka Djoser Netjerykhet). Although there are no illustrations, it is an excellent and well-written reference, a must for students and scholars.