Download e-book for kindle: Ancient Egypt in Africa (Encounters with Ancient Egypt) by David O'Connor,Andrew Reid

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 old Egypt is usually 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 e-book considers how old Egypt was once dislocated from Africa, drawing on quite a lot of assets. It examines key matters resembling the proof for genuine contacts among Egypt and different early African cultures, and the way influential, or no longer, Egypt used to be on them. a few students argue that to its north Egypt's impact on Mediterranean civilization was once downplayed via western scholarship. additional a box, at the African continent perceptions of historical Egypt have been coloured through biblical resources, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. an in depth collection of clean insights are supplied, a number of concentrating on cultural interactions among Egypt and Nubia from one thousand BCE to 500 CE, constructing a nuanced photograph of those interactions and describing the constraints of an 'Egyptological' method of them.

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