|You are here: Home / Shop / Product Detail Page|
Cradles of Civilization: Egypt: Ancient Culture, Modern Land (Hardback)
"In addition to who, what, and when, this book tries to explain why." — From "Introduction" (page 9)
Need More Info?Please contact us if you've got questions about this product.
VERY GOOD: This book and its dust jacket are in very good condition, showing only a few signs of use and wear. The book’s covers, corners, and pages are in excellent condition. The high-gloss pages are free of writing.
About the Book
From the dust jacket’s front inside flap: “Whether you are a traveler in fact or fantasy, or simpy fascinated by Egypt’s grandeur and history, Egypt—Ancient Culture, Modern Land offers the broadest coverage of the unique country every presented.
“Here is a book that explores the impact of Egypt’s culture and society on human history, as well as the way of life of those who live there today.
“Egypt provides a unified and complete understanding of the importance of the country in the development of civilization and its place in the modern world. These two themes—past and present—take the reader from pharaohs, pyramids, gods and temples to the building of the Aswan Dam, from Napoleon’s invasion to the Gulf War. Along the way, you will take a look at family life and the changing demands on modern Egyptians, geography and geology, economics, art and culture.
“Written by an international team of experts and illustrated in full color, this is a true compendium of information and entertainment, geared to the non-specialist reader who has an interest in the history of civilization and the forces that have shaped the world we now inhabit.”
- Series Preface
- An Enduring Land — The Black Land, The Red Land
- Witness to the Past — An Ancient Civilization ● Rediscovering Egypt ● Life Along the Nile ● Earning a Living ● The Pharaohs and Their Court ● The Rise and Fall of Empires ● The World of the Gods ● The Visual Arts ● Monuments of the Mighty
- Continuity and Change — Invaders and Conquerors ● Monks, Missionaries, and Martyrs ● The Sword of Islam ● Great Cairo ● Egypt in the Modern World ● Family Life in Modern Egypt
- Chronological Chart
- Further Reading
- Notes on Contributors
About the Series
From Series Preface, page 5: “Cradles of Civilization is a new series which provides the readers with a reliable, up-to-date, and well-illustrated account of the world’s great civilizations. Each volume is written by a team of leading international experts, providing an authoritative review of the cultures which have played a leading role in shaping the course of human history. Brought to light in modern times through the discoveries of archaeology, the piecing together of the patterns of the past represents one of the major scientific and humanistic achievements of our age.
“Unlike other ancient history series, Cradles of Civilization brings together geographers, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians to form a broader picture of life in ancient times, one that seeks not only to describe the past but also, as far as possible, to explain it. Taking as its theme the juxtaposition of ‘Ancient Culture, Modern Land’, each civilization is examined in the context of its environment—the physical land cultural landscape which molded lifestyles and formed the foundation upon which empires were to rise and fall—while special features examine the arts, sciences and great personalities of history.
“The legacy of the past is very much apparent in the way we live today, and each volume traces the history and culture of a particular region up to modern times, building into a concise but comprehensive overview of human achievement through the ages. Both individually and as a series, Cradles of Civilization will form a valuable guide to the cultures which not only represent the highpoints of antiquity around the globe but have also done most to shape the face of the modern world today.”
- Various contributors
- University of Oklahoma Press
- Publish Date:
- Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Weight (pounds):
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
Products related to "Cradles of Civilization: Egypt: Ancient Culture, Modern Land (Hardback)"
"This atlas traces [ancient Egypt's] turbulent history and remarkable cultural development, from the founding of Memphis around 5000 B.C., through the territorial expansion and flourishing trade of the 'age of empire', to Greek domination and ultimate collapse." — Penguin Books, Publisher
Explore the world of Ancient Egypt, using the finds of archaeologists and other scientists that bring this ancient civilization's people and culture vividly to life.
"The Volume Library, which is revised and updated annually, was designed for interested, well-informed people—students and adults who need an authoritative reference book for their home book-shelves, and parents who want to keep abreast of the subjects their children are studying in school."—Preface
"What had happened in this land that the Greeks later called Mesopotamia, meaning "between the rivers," was the most crucial event in human history: the birth of civilization." — The Editors of Time-Life Books
"Put on your magic time-travel helmet and you'll be whisked back through the ages." — Usborne Publishing, Publisher
"Atmospheric illustrations, strong photographs, and lively text engage young readers and encourage them to discover the world around them." — Time Life Books, Publisher
"One of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling children's book series ever published." — The New York Times
"Riveting, entertaining and instructive ... Will undoubtedly find favor among young and old." — Publishers Weekly
"Hidden treasure, secret tombs, a mummy! Here is the exciting story of King Tut—an Egyptian boy-king who died more than three thousand years ago. Who found Tut's mummy and the secret treasure? Find out in this fun-to-read story." — Random House, Publisher
"The art is stunning, the text uncompromisingly informative and clear." — The New York Times
"This book concentrates on the world's first civilizations which grew up in Egypt and the Middle East in about 3000 B.C. It also takes a brief look at the earliest cultures of India and China, which developed soon afterwards." — Jane Chisholm and Anne Millard, Authors
"This book is intended to be a tool, a possible model for you to use and adapt as you see fit. You will know what suggestions will work best for the students you teach. I hope you will find it useful." — Cyndy Shearer, Author
"George delivers...the best kind of historical novel, one the reader can't wait to get lost in." — San Francisco Chronicle
"The first reference to the idea of seven wonders comes from Herodotus in the fifth century B.C. His list included the pyramids and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, among other sites." — from "The Wondrous" (page 2)
"Lavishly illustrated with 135 colour and 150 black and white photographs, this is both a valuable record of a unique institution and a fascinating keepsake for visitors." — From the dust jacket
"The civilisation we call ancient Egypt started about 5,000 years ago, when the rule of the pharaohs began. They made Egypt a rich and powerful nation, admired throughout the ancient world." — From "Power of the Pharaohs" (page 8)
This volume in the TimeFrame series features: The Kingdom on the Nile ~ The Ziggurats of Ur ~ Master Builders in the Indus Valley ~ Lords of the Labyrinth ~ Yellow River Dynasties ~ The Sacred Magaliths
This volume in the TimeFrame series features: The Aggressive Empires ~ Egypt's Golden Age ~ The Greek Crucible ~ The Mediterranean Traders ~ Asian Evolutions ~ Awakening in the Americas
This volume in the TimeFrame series features: Alexander's Triumphant March ~ The Despots of Rome ~ Trading on the Silk Road ~ The Buddha's Legacy
"What are YOU using to teach geography? In this non-consumable "Ultimate Guide" are all the tools you need to give your students the competitive edge to be successful in today's global market. Chock-full of lesson plans and fun activities, this book will overcome geographical illiteracy." — GeoCreations, Ltd., Publisher