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The complete cities of ancient Egypt, Steven Snape

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The complete cities of ancient Egypt
Title
The complete cities of ancient Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Steven Snape
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ancient Egyptian cities and towns have until recently been one of the least- studied and least-published aspects of this great ancient civilization. Now new research and excavation are transforming our knowledge. The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt is the first book to bring these latest discoveries to a wide general and scholarly audience, and to provide a comprehensive overview of what we know about ancient settlement during the dynastic period. Divided in two halves, the book opens with an account of the development of urban settlement in Egypt, describing the pattern of urban life, from food production, government, crime and health to schooling, leisure, ancient tourism, and the interaction of the living community with the dead. The second half of the book takes the reader on a trip down the Nile from Aswan to the Delta, giving a comprehensive account of all cities and towns with details for each of their discovery, excavation and important finds, supported by maps and plans as well as recent photographs. This book is sure to appeal to all those concerned with urban design and history, as well as tourists, students and Egyptophiles
Cataloging source
AU@
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Snape, S. R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
DT61
LC item number
.S63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
The complete cities of ancient Egypt, Steven Snape
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"242 illustrations, 193 in color."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Rise of the City. What is a City? -- The Origins of Urbanism in Egypt -- The Location of Cities -- Building the City -- Egyptian Words for Towns and Cities -- Estimating Population -- Part II. Cities for Kings and Gods. Palaces -- Fortified Cities -- Temple and City -- Part III. Cities for People. City Government -- Towns and Houses of the Middle Kingdom -- Towns and Houses of the New Kingdom -- Country Houses -- Community Centres -- Feeding and Supplying the City -- Working Life -- Water and Sanitation -- Schools -- Crime in the City -- Leisure -- Tourism -- Death in the City -- Part IV. Graeco-Roman Egypt. The Classical City in Egypt -- Alexandria and Aegyptum -- The Faiyum in the Graeco-Roman Period -- Middle Egypt in the Graeco-Roman Period -- Part V. Gazetteer of Cities and Towns of Ancient Egypt. Elephantine and Aswan -- Southern Egypt -- Thebes -- The Theban/Coptite Region -- Middle Egypt -- Amarna: The Complete City? -- Other Middle Egyptian Cities -- The Faiyum -- Memphis: The Shifting City -- Heliopolis: City of the Sun -- The Memphite Region -- The Delta: - Cities of the Canopic Branch - Cities of the Rosetta Branch - Cities of the Damietta Branch - Cities of the Pelusiac Branch - Fortress-Towns of the Eastern Delta and Wadi Tumilat -- Northern Sinai -- The Oases -- The Mediterranean Coast -- Nubia -- Epiogue: Lost Cities
Control code
ocn882939053
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500051795
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)882939053
Label
The complete cities of ancient Egypt, Steven Snape
Publication
Copyright
Note
"242 illustrations, 193 in color."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Rise of the City. What is a City? -- The Origins of Urbanism in Egypt -- The Location of Cities -- Building the City -- Egyptian Words for Towns and Cities -- Estimating Population -- Part II. Cities for Kings and Gods. Palaces -- Fortified Cities -- Temple and City -- Part III. Cities for People. City Government -- Towns and Houses of the Middle Kingdom -- Towns and Houses of the New Kingdom -- Country Houses -- Community Centres -- Feeding and Supplying the City -- Working Life -- Water and Sanitation -- Schools -- Crime in the City -- Leisure -- Tourism -- Death in the City -- Part IV. Graeco-Roman Egypt. The Classical City in Egypt -- Alexandria and Aegyptum -- The Faiyum in the Graeco-Roman Period -- Middle Egypt in the Graeco-Roman Period -- Part V. Gazetteer of Cities and Towns of Ancient Egypt. Elephantine and Aswan -- Southern Egypt -- Thebes -- The Theban/Coptite Region -- Middle Egypt -- Amarna: The Complete City? -- Other Middle Egyptian Cities -- The Faiyum -- Memphis: The Shifting City -- Heliopolis: City of the Sun -- The Memphite Region -- The Delta: - Cities of the Canopic Branch - Cities of the Rosetta Branch - Cities of the Damietta Branch - Cities of the Pelusiac Branch - Fortress-Towns of the Eastern Delta and Wadi Tumilat -- Northern Sinai -- The Oases -- The Mediterranean Coast -- Nubia -- Epiogue: Lost Cities
Control code
ocn882939053
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500051795
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)882939053

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