A Companion to Ancient Egypt

Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Band 36

Alan B. Lloyd

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This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. Delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization.
* Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt's ancient history and culture
* Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts
* Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind
* Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context

Alan B. Lloyd is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Classics at Swansea University and President of the Egypt Exploration Society. He is the author of many publications on Egyptological and Classical subjects, including a three-volume commentary on Herodotus Book II (1975 - 1985).


Einband Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum 24.01.2014
Herausgeber Alan B. Lloyd
Verlag John Wiley & Sons Inc
Seitenzahl 1346
Maße (L/B/H) 24.6/17.2/6.3 cm
Gewicht 2060 g
Auflage 1. Auflage
Reihe Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-118-78514-0

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  • A Companion to Ancient Egypt
  • List of Illustrations ix

    Notes on Contributors xix

    Preface xxvi

    Acknowledgments xxviii

    List of Abbreviations xxix

    Chronology xxxvii

    Maps xlix

    PART I The Land of Egypt 1

    1 The Physical Context of Ancient Egypt 3
    Sarah Parcak

    PART II Historical Narratives 23

    2 Prehistory 25
    E. Christiana Koehler

    3 The Early Dynastic Period 48
    Toby Wilkinson

    4 The Old Kingdom 63
    Michel Baud

    5 The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom 81
    Harco Willems

    6 The Second Intermediate Period and the New Kingdom 101
    Ludwig D. Morenz and Lutz Popko

    7 Libyans and Nubians 120
    Christopher Naunton

    8 Saites and Persians (664-332) 140
    Olivier Perdu

    9 The Ptolemaic Period 159
    Katelijn Vandorpe

    10 The Roman Period 180
    Livia Capponi

    PART III State and Economic Structures 199

    11 The Pharaoh and Pharaonic Office 201
    Ellen F. Morris

    12 Administration and Law: Pharaonic 218
    Ben Haring

    13 Administration and Law: Graeco-Roman 237
    Jane Rowlandson

    14 Priests and Temples: Pharaonic 255
    Neal Spencer

    15 Egyptian Temples and Priests: Graeco-Roman 274
    Willy Clarysse

    16 The Economy: Pharaonic 291
    Christopher Eyre

    17 The Economy: Graeco-Roman 309
    Dennis Kehoe

    18 Settlements - Distribution, Structure, Architecture: Pharaonic 326
    Gregory D. Mumford

    19 Settlements - Distribution, Structure, Architecture: Graeco-Roman 350
    Paola Davoli

    20 Transport in Ancient Egypt 370
    Robert B. Partridge

    21 Science and Technology: Pharaonic 390
    Corinna Rossi

    22 Science and Technology: Alexandrian 409
    T. E. Rihll

    23 Military Institutions and Warfare: Pharaonic 425
    Anthony J. Spalinger

    24 Military Institutions and Warfare: Graeco-Roman 446
    Nigel Pollard

    PART IV The Social Order 467

    25 Social Structure and Daily Life: Pharaonic 469
    Elizabeth Frood

    26 Social Structure and Daily Life: Graeco-Roman 491
    Eugene Cruz-Uribe

    27 Religion in Society: Pharaonic 507
    Kasia Szpakowska

    28 Religion in Society: Graeco-Roman 526
    David Frankfurter

    Bibliography to parts I-IV 547

    PART V Language and Literature 639

    29 Language, Scripts, and Literacy 641
    James P. Allen

    30 Middle Kingdom Literature 663
    Roland Enmarch

    31 New Kingdom Literature 685
    Gerald Moers

    32 Late Period Literature 709
    Kim Ryholt

    33 Coptic and Coptic Literature 732
    Leo Depuydt

    34 Greek Literature in Egypt 755
    A. D. Morrison

    PART VI The Visual Arts 779

    35 Temple Architecture and Decorative Systems 781
    Penelope Wilson

    36 Mortuary Architecture and Decorative Systems 804
    Aidan Dodson

    37 Early Dynastic Art and Iconography 826
    Stan Hendrickx and Frank Forster

    38 Old Kingdom Sculpture 853
    Hourig Sourouzian

    39 Sculpture of the Middle Kingdom 882
    Rita E. Freed

    40 New Kingdom Sculpture 913
    Betsy M. Bryan

    41 Late Period Sculpture 944
    Edna R. Russmann

    42 Ptolemaic and Romano-Egyptian Sculpture 970
    Sally-Ann Ashton

    43 Pharaonic Painting through the New Kingdom 990
    Betsy M. Bryan

    44 Mosaics and Painting in Graeco-Roman Egypt 1008
    Helen Whitehouse

    45 Egyptian Art of Late Antiquity 1032
    Thelma K. Thomas

    PART VII The Reception of Egyptian Culture 1065

    46 The Reception of Pharaonic Egypt in Classical Antiquity 1067
    Alan B. Lloyd

    47 The Reception of Egypt in Europe 1086
    Andrew Bednarski

    48 The Reception of Pharaonic Egypt in Islamic Egypt 1109
    Michael Cooperson

    49 Ancient Egypt in the Museum: Concepts and Constructions 1129
    Christina Riggs

    Bibliography to parts V-VII 1154

    Index 1213