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A History of Egypt
From the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology

  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108082426

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  • The American archaeologist James H. Breasted (1865–1935) published this history in 1906. His intention was to create a one-volume work which would be suitable for the increasing number of tourists visiting the Nile valley, for those interested in the rise of Greek and Roman civilisation, and for students of the Old Testament. Drawing on Breasted's own four-volume Records of Egypt, which contains fresh readings and translations of almost all of the ancient Egyptian historical inscriptions available at the time, the book follows the conventional chronology from 'earliest Egypt' to the Old Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom, characterised as a 'feudal age', the intermediate period of the Hyksos, and the New Kingdom, described here as 'the Empire'. The account ends with 'the Decadence', invasions by Libyans and Nubians, and the Persian conquest after the battle of Pelusium in 525 BCE. The book contains nearly 200 photographs and drawings.

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    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108082426
    • length: 808 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • contains: 109 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 13 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. The land
    2. Preliminary survey, chronology and documentary sources
    3. Earliest Egypt
    Part II. The Old Kingdom:
    4. Early religion
    5. The Old Kingdom
    6. The pyramid builders
    7. The sixth dynasty
    Part III. The Middle Kingdom:
    8. The decline of the north and the rise of Thebes
    9. The Middle Kingdom
    10. The twelfth dynasty
    Part IV. The Hyksos:
    11. The fall of the Middle Kingdom
    12. The expulsion of the Hyksos
    Part V. The Empire: First Period:
    13. The new state
    14. The consolidation of the kingdom
    15. The feud of the Thutmosids and the reign of Hatshepsut
    16. The consolidation of the empire
    17. The empire
    18. The religious revolution of Ikhnaton
    19. The fall of Ikhnaton and the dissolution of the empire
    Part VI. The Empire: Second Period:
    20. The triumph of Amon and the reorganization of the empire
    21. The wars of Ramses II
    22. The empire of Ramses II
    23. The final decline of the empire
    Part VII. The Decadence:
    24. The fall of the empire
    25. Priests and mercenaries
    26. The Ethiopian supremacy and the triumph of Assyria
    Part VIII. The Restoration and the End:
    27. The restoration
    28. The final struggles
    Chronological table of kings

  • Author

    James Henry Breasted

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