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Economy And Industry In Ancient Egypt

Author : Leslie C. Kaplan
ISBN : 0823989364
Genre : Business & Economics
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Describes the industries and economic system of ancient Egypt.
Category: Business & Economics

The Ancient Egyptian Economy

Author : Brian Muhs
ISBN : 9781107113367
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first economic history of ancient Egypt employing a New Institutional Economics approach and covering the entire pharaonic period, 3000 30 BCE."
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook To Life In Ancient Egypt

Author : Ann Rosalie David
ISBN : 0195132157
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chronicles Egyptian civilization from the Predynastic Period to the end of Roman rule, arranged thematically in chapters such as "Religion of the Living," "Architecture and Building," and "Everyday Life."
Category: Literary Criticism

Ancient Egyptian Materials And Technology

Author : Paul T. Nicholson
ISBN : 0521452570
Genre : History
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Aimed primarily at Egyptologists and archaeologists, this book covers all aspects of craftwork in a ncient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids and the carving of statues to techniques of mummification, boat-building, jewellery making, ancient brewing, carpentry, hairstyling, tailoring and basket weaving. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it is the first book since the 1920s to describe current research into the actual basics of life in Pharaonic Egypt. The twenty-five chapters, by well-regarded scholars, present up-to-date and accessible information on a wide array of techniques.
Category: History

Ancient Mesopotamian Materials And Industries

Author : Peter Roger Stuart Moorey
ISBN : 1575060426
Genre : Social Science
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This is the first systematic attempt to survey in detail the archaeological evidence for the crafts and craftsmanship of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia, covering the period ca. 8000-300 B.C.E. As creators of some of the earliest farming and urban communities known to us, these people were among the first pioneers of many crafts and skills that remain fundamental to modern ways of life. Many of the raw materials for crafts had to be imported from outside the river valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, providing an unusually sensitive indicator of the commercial and cultural contacts of Mesopotamia. In this book, Dr. Moorey reviews briefly the textual evidence, and then goes on to examine in detail the material evidence for a wide range of crafts using stones, both common and ornamental, animal products--from hippopotamus ivory to ostrich egg-shells--ceramics, glazed materials and glass, metals, and building materials. With a comprehensive bibliography, this will be a key work of reference for archaeologists and those interested in the early history of crafts and technology, as well as for specialist historians of the ancient Near East.
Category: Social Science

The Ancient Economy

Author : Moses I. Finley
ISBN : 0520025644
Genre : Economic history
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Category: Economic history

Art And Religion In Ancient Egypt

Author : Leslie C. Kaplan
ISBN : 0823967824
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Looks at the different gods the Egyptians worshiped, how their changing political systems impacted religion, and how Egyptians' idea of the afterlife is reflected in their art.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wool Economy In The Ancient Near East

Author : Catherine Breniquet
ISBN : 9781782976349
Genre : History
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The history of the Ancient Near East covers a huge chronological frame, from the first pictographic texts of the late 4th millennium to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 333 BC. During these millennia, different societies developed in a changing landscape where sheep (and their wool) always played an important economic role. The 22 papers presented here explore the place of wool in the ancient economy of the region, where large-scale textile production began during the second half of the 3rd millennium. By placing emphasis on the development of multi-disciplinary methodologies, experimentation and use of archaeological evidence combined with ancient textual sources, the wide-ranging contributions explore a number of key themes. These include: the first uses of wool in textile manufacture and organization of weaving; trade and exchange; the role of wool in institutionalized economies; and the reconstruction of the processes that led to this first form of industry in Antiquity. The numerous archaeological and written sources provide an enormous amount of data on wool, textile crafts, and clothing and these inter-disciplinary studies are beginning to present a comprehensive picture of the economic and cultural impact of woollen textiles and textile manufacturing on formative ancient societies.
Category: History