A History of the Ancient Egyptians

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Author  James Henry Breasted
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   April 1, 2010
ISBN  1440044449
Pages  500

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PREFACE As works on the early Orient multiply, it becomes more and more easy to produce such books at second and third hand, which are thus separated by a long remove from the original monuments forming our primary sources of knowledge. As the use of this volume is in a measnre conditioned by the method which produced it, may the author state that it is based directly and immediately upon the monuments, and in most cases upon the oT1:ginal monuments, rather than upon any published edition of the same? For this purpose the historical lnonuments still standing in Egypt, or instal1ed in the museums of Europe (the latter in toto), were copied or collated by the author anew ad hoc and rendered into English (see infra, p. 445, n. Translations, BAR). Upon this complete version the present volume rests. Those students who desire to consult the sources upon which any given fact is based, are referred to this English corpus. A full bibliography of each original monument, if de

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CONTENTS; PART I; INTRODUCTION; I THE LAND OF THE EGYPTIANS; II PRELIMINARY SURVEY, CHRONOLOGY AND DocuMENT; ARY SOURCES ; PAGE; 14; III EARLIEST EGYPT • · 29 "; PART II; TIlE OLD KINGDOM; IV EAHLY RELIGION 55; V THE OLD ]~INGDOlI: GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY,; INDUSTRY AND ART 74; VI THE PYRAMID BUILDERS 10:~; VII THE SIXTH DYNASTY: THE DECLINE OF THE OLD; KINGDOM • · 117; PART III; THE MIDDLE KINGDOM:: THE FEUDAL AGE; VIlI THE DECLINE OF THE NORTH AND THE RISE OF; THEBES • 133; IX THE MIDDLE KINGDOM OR THE FEUDAL AOE; STATE, SOCIETY AND RELIGION; X THE TWELFTH DYNASTY; · 139; · 152PART IV; THE HYKSOS: THE RISE OF THE EMPIRE; XI THE FALL OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM THE; PAGEl; HYKSOS 173; XII THE EXPULSION OF THE HYKSOS AND THE TUIUMPH; OF THEBES ; PART V; THE EMPIRE: FIRST PERIOD; XIII THE NEW STATE: SOCIETY AND HELIGION •; XIV THE CONSOLIDA'l'ION OF' THE KINODOM; THE; RISE 01<' THE EMPIRE; XV THE FEUD 01<' THE THUTMOSIDS AND THE R

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