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The Resource Life of the ancient Egyptians, by Eugen Strouhal ; with photographs by Werner Forman ; foreword by Geoffrey T. Martin ; [translated by Deryck Viney]

Life of the ancient Egyptians, by Eugen Strouhal ; with photographs by Werner Forman ; foreword by Geoffrey T. Martin ; [translated by Deryck Viney]

Label
Life of the ancient Egyptians
Title
Life of the ancient Egyptians
Statement of responsibility
by Eugen Strouhal ; with photographs by Werner Forman ; foreword by Geoffrey T. Martin ; [translated by Deryck Viney]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • cze
  • eng
Summary
Portrays the daily life of average people: childhood, education, love and marriage, work, the prospect of the soul's journey to the netherworld. Some 290 illustrations (200 in color) highlight depiction of the role of women in ancient Egyptian society, as well as agriculture, fashion, diet, medicine, crafts, the construction of tombs and pyramids. Translated from the Czech by Deryck Viney. This lavishly illustrated book conveys the wonder of Ancient Egypt through the daily activities of its people - not the lives of Egypt's royalty or elite classes, but the typical men and women who composed this magnificent civilization. Exceptional for its range, the volume portrays Egyptian life from birth and childhood through education, love and marriage, occupations, war, and finally the soul's journey to the netherworld. A particular strength is the coverage of anatomical material and medical texts. Other topics include the role of women, fashion, dance and music, agriculture, crafts, and construction of the pyramids and tombs. This in-depth portrait draws on the complete spectrum of sources: artifacts from tombs and settlement sites; inscribed potsherds and ostraca as well as papyri; material from the excavation of homes, shrines, and tomb chapels; relief's and wall-paintings. Accompanying the text, 289 superb illustrations - including 219 colour plates - vividly portray Egyptian civilization through its creations and treasures. The thematic structure of the book imparts a visual coherence rarely found in illustrated books on Ancient Egypt. Among the photographs are many rare images not previously available. The illustrations convey a picture of Ancient Egyptian society that is compelling and immediate, despite the millennia that separate us from that great culture. Notable for thoroughness, accuracy, and sheer beauty, this indispensable guide will appeal to the serious student or scholar, as well as anyone interested in ancient civilizations
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DLC
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1931-
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Strouhal, Evžen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Forman, Werner
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Egypt
Label
Life of the ancient Egyptians, by Eugen Strouhal ; with photographs by Werner Forman ; foreword by Geoffrey T. Martin ; [translated by Deryck Viney]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Geoffrey T. Martin -- 1. The Start of Life -- 2. Carefree Childhood -- 3. Education and Learning -- 4. Courtship and Entertainment -- 5. Marriage and the Standing of Women -- 6. Homes and Communities -- 7. Dress, Adornment and Body Care -- 8. The Bounty of the Black Earth -- 9. Stockbreeding and the Hunt -- 10. The Ancient Egyptians' Diet -- 11. Craftsmen at Work -- 12. Immortality through Art -- 13. Quarries, Boats and Pyramids -- 14. Builders of the Royal Tombs -- 15. The Fortunes of War -- 16. Administrators and Managers -- 17. Inside the Temples -- 18. The Scribes of the Houses of Life -- 19. For Every Malady a Cure -- 20. ... Whence No Traveller Returns
Control code
27022191
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780806124759
Lccn
92054140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(WaOLN)449679
Label
Life of the ancient Egyptians, by Eugen Strouhal ; with photographs by Werner Forman ; foreword by Geoffrey T. Martin ; [translated by Deryck Viney]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Geoffrey T. Martin -- 1. The Start of Life -- 2. Carefree Childhood -- 3. Education and Learning -- 4. Courtship and Entertainment -- 5. Marriage and the Standing of Women -- 6. Homes and Communities -- 7. Dress, Adornment and Body Care -- 8. The Bounty of the Black Earth -- 9. Stockbreeding and the Hunt -- 10. The Ancient Egyptians' Diet -- 11. Craftsmen at Work -- 12. Immortality through Art -- 13. Quarries, Boats and Pyramids -- 14. Builders of the Royal Tombs -- 15. The Fortunes of War -- 16. Administrators and Managers -- 17. Inside the Temples -- 18. The Scribes of the Houses of Life -- 19. For Every Malady a Cure -- 20. ... Whence No Traveller Returns
Control code
27022191
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780806124759
Lccn
92054140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(WaOLN)449679

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