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Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt, revised and expanded edition

by Lionel Casson Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2001
ISBN:
9780801866012
Format:
Pbk 176 pages
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AU$57.99 NZ$60.86
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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 interesting as well.''–American Neptune ''I was reading one of Casson's books while waiting for [my daughter] . . . She was late, which would ordinarily have thrown me into a fever of apprehension, but on this occasion I was so wrapped up in the book, I didn't notice. In fact, when she did come back, quite late, I was annoyed because she had interrupted me before I had finished the book. I told Casson this, and he was infinitely pleased.''–Isaac Asimov


Contents:



List of Illustrations

Preface



I The New Kingdom

II The Social Pyramid

III The Family

IV Women

V On the Farm

VI At Leisure

VII The Professions

VIII Fine Craftsman

IX Religion

X A Maverick Pharaoh

XI The Afterlife

XII Travel

XIII Egypt Under Non-Egyptians



Epilogue

"Provides a suitable introduction to Egyptian society for readers newly interested in ancient Egypt or for use in a survey course."

Lionel Casson is professor emeritus of classics at New York University. His books include Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World .