The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of a Civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra
Publish date: August 2nd 2010
Pages no: 646
Edition language: English
, World History
, African Literature
, Egyptian Literature
By its nature The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt skips over a lot of history but as an introduction to the five-millennia-long history of Egypt - up to the Roman conquest in 31 BC - Toby Wilkinson's effort excels. If you want to know the details of a particular era, the book's near-80 pages of notes...
This enjoyable history covers the start and end of Ancient Egypt and everything in between. In the introduction Wilkinson states, “Scholars and enthusiasts alike are inclined to look at pharaonic culture with misty-eyed reverence”. He reminds us that even while pharaohs, like Ramesses II, were maki...
If you want to learn all about Ancient Egypt from start to finish in readable non boring prose, then this is your book. Groovy pictures too.
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