Category: Egypt

  • Download Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff PDF

    By Stacy Schiff

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to lifestyles the main interesting lady within the heritage of the realm: Cleopatra, the final queen of Egypt.

    Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, yet was once richer nonetheless in political and sexual intrigue. particularly else, Cleopatra was once a intelligent strategist and an inventive negotiator.

    Though her lifestyles spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the traditional international. She was once married two times, at any time when to a brother. She waged a brutal civil struggle opposed to the 1st while either have been young ones. She poisoned the second one. eventually she allotted with an formidable sister besides; incest and assassination have been kin specialties. Cleopatra seems to have had intercourse with in basic terms males. They ensue, besides the fact that, to were Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, one of the such a lot well-known Romans of the day. either have been married to different ladies. Cleopatra had a baby with Caesar and--after his murder--three extra together with his protégé. Already she was once the wealthiest ruler within the Mediterranean; the connection with Antony proven her prestige because the so much influential lady of the age. the 2 could jointly try and forge a brand new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imaginations ever since.

    Famous lengthy earlier than she used to be infamous, Cleopatra has long past down in historical past for all of the mistaken purposes. Shakespeare and Shaw positioned phrases in her mouth. Michelangelo, Tiepolo, and Elizabeth Taylor positioned a face to her identify. alongside the way in which, Cleopatra's supple character and the drama of her situations were misplaced. In a masterly go back to the classical resources, Stacy Schiff the following boldly separates truth from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose loss of life ushered in a brand new international order. wealthy intimately, epic in scope, Schiff 's is a luminous, deeply unique reconstruction of a stunning lifestyles.
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  • Download The Cambridge History of Egypt, Vol. 1: Islamic Egypt, by Carl F. Petry PDF

    By Carl F. Petry

    The Cambridge historical past of Egypt bargains the 1st complete English-language remedy of Egyptian historical past via 13 centuries, from the Arab conquest to the current day. The two-volume survey considers the political, socio-economic and cultural historical past of the world's oldest country, summarizing the debates and supplying perception into present controversies. As state-of-the-art Egypt reclaims a number one function within the Islamic, Arab and Afro-Asian worlds, the venture stands as testimony to its complicated and colourful prior. quantity 1 addresses the interval from the Arab invasion in 640 to the Ottoman conquest in 1517. It opens with a dialogue of the previous centuries to demonstrate the legacy of historical Egypt, after which progresses chronologically based on the most important dynastic episodes. Authors were inspired to deal with their themes within the mild of latest study. the mix of political historical past and modern conception will make sure its price as a reference and learn instrument.
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  • Download Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918 by coll. PDF

    By coll.

    For greater than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was once an crucial instrument of empire, policing the nice river and performing as floating symbols of British imperial energy. They participated in each major colonial crusade within the quarter, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the conflict of Omdurman in 1898, while Britain ultimately gained keep watch over of the Sudan. After that, the gunboats helped continue British regulate over either Egypt and the Sudan, and performed a key position in safeguarding British pursuits round the headwaters of the Nile - a zone hotly contested by way of numerous ecu powers. that includes specifically commissioned art, this complete quantity deals an in depth research of the Nile river gunboats complete occupation, from policing British colonial pursuits alongside the nice river to protecting Egypt opposed to the Ottoman Turks in international battle I.
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  • Download Synchronized Chronology: Rethinking Middle East Antiquity by Roger Henry PDF

    By Roger Henry

    Roger Henry confirms David Rohl's competition that the traditional Egyptian Chronology is in mistakes. He extends Rohl's zone of analysis to the total center east, and particularly Greece. long ago students have tried to comply their paintings to standard Egyptian chronology which has required a 500 12 months "dark age" over the complete heart east. doing away with this "dark age" allows center east heritage to move easily with out noticeable "disconects". for example the evolution of alphabetic writing is now soft and flowing. Henry doesn't trust Rohl on all information, yet destiny students can get to the bottom of those discrepancies.
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  • Download Ancient Egypt: Foundations of a Civilization by Douglas J. Brewer PDF

    By Douglas J. Brewer

    Ancient Egypt: The Origins will provide a superbly illustrated, easy-to-read textual content protecting the formative period of the Egyptian civilization: the age sooner than the pyramids.

    • The first hugely illustrated e-book on Egyptian pre-history for non-specialists
    • Contains the entire evidence Egypt lovers are wanting to examine: Who used to be the 1st Pharoah? while did burial grounds turn into Pyramids?
    • The tale of Brewer’s personal archaeological expeditions brings the historical past to lifestyles





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  • Download Taxes, Taxpayers, and Tax Receipts in Early Ptolemaic by Brian Muhs, B. P. Muhs PDF

    By Brian Muhs, B. P. Muhs

    The writer lays out the early Ptolemaic tax approach, describes the adjustments within the capitation taxes through the reign of Ptolemy II, discusses the opposite nation and temple sales, after which reconstructs the prosopography and provenance of thirty-nine tax payers whose names ensue usually in those preliminary reports. Having then set the level, the writer offers variations of sixty-one ostraca from Harold Nelson's assortment that come with a massive staff of early Ptolemaic Demotic, Greek, and bilingual ostraca, as a rule tax receipts. One overdue Ptolemaic account ostracon (Cat. no. three) can also be released the following because it issues the enterprise of choachytes, who determine prominently within the crew of early Ptolemaic ostraca. The e-book concludes with complete indices, and every of the ostraca is illustrated in drawing and picture.
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  • Download Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt by John Anthony West PDF

    By John Anthony West

    John Anthony West's progressive reinterpretation of the civilization of Egypt demanding situations all that has been authorised as dogma touching on historic Egypt. during this pioneering research West records that: Hieroglyphs hold airtight messages that exhibit the subtler realities of the Sacred technology of the Pharaohs. Egyptian technology, medication, arithmetic, and astronomy have been extra subtle than latest Egyptologists recognize. Egyptian wisdom of the universe was once a legacy from a hugely subtle civilization that flourished millions of years in the past. the nice Sphinx represents geological facts that any such civilization existed. This revised version contains a new advent linking Egyptian non secular technological know-how with the perennial knowledge culture and an appendix updating West's paintings in redating the Sphinx. Illustrated with over one hundred forty pictures and line drawings.
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  • Download Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney PDF

    By Rosemary Mahoney

    While Rosemary Mahoney, in 1998, took a solo journey down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat, she chanced on glossy Egypt for herself. As a rower, she confronted crocodiles and testy river currents; as a feminine, she faced deeply-held ideals approximately overseas ladies whereas carefully ultimate open to real friendship; and, as a visitor, she skilled occasions that ranged from the funny to the hair-raising--including an come across that begun as some of the most scary of her existence and ended as an edifying and chastening lesson in human nature and cultural false impression. even if she's assembly Nubians and Egyptians, or discovering connections to Westerners who traveled up the Nile in past times--Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert between them--Mahoney's educated interest in regards to the international by no means ceases to captivate the reader.

    "A pilgrimage approximately pilgrims and holy areas that isn't basically enlightening but additionally very funny." -Paul Theroux (on The Singular Pilgrim)

    "Mahoney is a superbly powerful catalytic agent: she is going to eire and simply makes the rustic occur round her." -Jonathan Raban (on Whoredom in Kimmage)

    "Mahoney, who has been rowing for 10 yr, brilliantly juxtaposes an account of her personal palm-blistering hours at the Nile....with the diary entries of 2 Victorian travelers-Gustave Flaubert and Florence Nightingale."
    -- New York instances booklet Review
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  • Download Revolutionary Sudan: Hasan Al-Turabi and the Islamist State, by Millard Burr PDF

    By Millard Burr

    This quantity investigates the goals, actions and a decade of luck and failure by way of Islamist army officials and civilians to create the 1st Islamic govt in Africa after the coup d'etat by means of Brigadier Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir. It describes and analyses the function performed via Hasan al-Turabi within the Sudan, the area and the innovative executive from its relative isolation at the frontiers of Islam and the margins of the Arab global. It follows the actions of this ideological and activist chief of the revolution who used his impression as a charismatic Muslim student to precipitate an Islamic revolution until eventually his downfall and expulsion from executive in 2000 by way of those that he had was hoping to mildew to his Islamist ideologies.
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