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Kemp, Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation. Kemp, Barry J. Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation. London and New York, Routledge, 2000. 19 cm x 24.5 cm. VII, 356 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Worn corners and slight discolouring of page-edges. Two pages of handwritten notes on endpapers at back of book. Otherwise clean insided with intact binding.

Includes for example the following essays: The intellectual foundations of the early state / The dynamics of culture / The bureaucratic mind / Model communities / New Kingdom Egypt: the mature state / The birth of economic man / Egypt in microcosm: the city of El-Amarna / Epilogue: Onwards from the Bronze Age etc.

″Ancient Egypt is a book full of unusual ideas and fresh assessments provided by a scholar who has closely examined a variety of sites in Egypt . . . its originality should make it required reading for all students of ancient Egypt.”–(Times Literary Supplement)

”…this fine book is consistently informative, provocative and stimulating” (Antiquity)

″Kemp’s study is perhaps the most provocative, thoughtful, and outstanding synthesis on ancient Egypt available in the English language . . . this book will stand for decades as an essential introduction to all interested specifically in ancient Egypt as well as those interested in general archaeology and ancient history.”–(Choice)

“Carefully researched, and written in a comprehensible manner, this is a most recommended book for all students and scholars” (The Bibliography of Ancient Egypt)

Keywords: Antiquity, Civilization, Egypt

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