David O'Connor,Andrew Reid's Ancient Egypt in Africa (Encounters with Ancient Egypt) PDF

By David O'Connor,Andrew Reid

ISBN-10: 1138404322

ISBN-13: 9781138404328

ISBN-10: 1598742051

ISBN-13: 9781598742053

Geographically, Egypt is obviously at the African continent, but historical Egypt is frequently considered as a non-African cultural shape. the importance of historic Egypt for the remainder of Africa is a hotly debated factor with advanced ramifications. This ebook considers how old Egypt was once dislocated from Africa, drawing on a variety of resources. It examines key matters akin to the proof for real contacts among Egypt and different early African cultures, and the way influential, or no longer, Egypt was once on them. a few students argue that to its north Egypt's impression on Mediterranean civilization was once downplayed via western scholarship. additional a box, at the African continent perceptions of historic Egypt have been coloured through biblical assets, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. an intensive number of clean insights are supplied, numerous concentrating on cultural interactions among Egypt and Nubia from one thousand BCE to 500 CE, constructing a nuanced photo of those interactions and describing the constraints of an 'Egyptological' method of them.

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