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A History of Egypt under the Pharaohs, Derived Entirely from the Monuments
To Which Is Added a Memoir on the Exodus of the Israelites and the Egyptian Monuments

Volume 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology

  • Date Published: May 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108084727

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  • The most lasting achievement of the German Egyptologist Heinrich Karl Brugsch (1827–94) is perhaps his work on the Egyptian demotic script, which had been relatively neglected since Champollion's death. This illustrated two-volume history of Egypt, 'derived entirely from the monuments', was first published in an English translation (by H. D. Seymour, from the 1876 first German edition, and edited by Philip Smith) in 1879. Brugsch brings to bear his wide experience of the archaeological sites together with his linguistic expertise, and deliberately eschews later Greek and Roman accounts of Egypt. Volume 1 gives a detailed survey of the physical environment of Egypt before considering the pre-dynastic period, and the emergence of Menes, the first known pharaoh. He then takes the narrative through the Old and Middle Kingdoms, and the intermediate period, to the emergence of the New Kingdom and the flowering and end of the Eighteenth Dynasty.

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    • Date Published: May 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108084727
    • length: 542 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's preface
    Author's preface
    1. Origin of the Ancient Egyptians
    2. Division of the country
    3. Prehistoric Egypt
    4. Chronology of the pharaonic history
    5. Mena and the ancient empire
    6. The successors of Mena
    7. The fourth and fifth dynasties
    8. From the sixth to the eleventh dynasty
    9. The pharaohs of the twelfth dynasty
    10. The thirteenth dynasty
    11. Semites and Egyptians
    12. The time of foreign dominion
    13. The eighteenth dynasty

  • Author

    Heinrich Karl Brugsch


    Henry Danby Seymour

    Editor and Translator

    Philip Smith

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