The Pharaoh: Life at Court and On Campaign

We follow daily events, the king acted as lawmaker, judge, from waking up in the palace to evenings spent banqueting; in between, and priest. Supplemented by numerous box features, from the internal decoration of pyramids and the women who became pharaoh to pharaonic pets, as well as quotations from contemporary sources and a king list with brief biographies of all the major pharaohs, this beautifully illustrated volume provides a comprehensive insight into the Egyptian pharaoh and his world.

. But how did these monarchs―mortals who lived and died like anyone else―spend their days? how did they become pharaoh? How did they govern and how were they entertained? In this vividly written and authoritative account, with its complex ideology and regalia, in private and in public, at court and on campaign, from birth to death, Garry Shaw conveys the full experience of what it was like to be pharaoh, and shows how a uniquely Egyptian vision of kingship, evolved.

The most important ceremonies are compellingly described, coronation, and the royal funeral, including accession, as well as the pomp and protocol of an audience before the monarch. A highly illustrated look at what it was like to be the pharaoh of Egypt, priest, judge, builder, lawmaker, and warrior The pharaoh is the iconic ruler from the ancient world, revealed through the king’s role as husband, immortalized in stone and gold and celebrated today in countless films and books.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

N. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. When enkidu dies, gilgamesh’s grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure,  The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man’s search for immortality.

N. Sandars's landmark translation of one of the first and greatest works of Western literatureA Penguin ClassicGilgamesh, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, King of Uruk, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the third millennium BC.

K. In addition, there is a glossary of names and a map of the Ancient Orient. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Sandars’s lucid, accessible translation is prefaced by a detailed introduction that examines the narrative and historical context of the work.

K. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. New york times bestseller • “magisterial. Filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a riveting and revelatory work of wild drama, unforgettable characters, bold spectacle, and sweeping history.

. Here are the legendary leaders: akhenaten, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, ” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; Tutankhamun, the “heretic king, and corruption that caused a political and societal decline.

. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson takes us inside a tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. He is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt.

The new york Times Random House Trade. A rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums. Los angeles times   named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • publishers weekly   in this landmark volume, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire.


Ancient Egypt

The ancient egyptians created some of the world's most beautiful art and architecture. We learn, for example, from farmers and carpenters to scribes, and keepers of livestock; and that egyptian law viewed women as equal to men, jewelers, and they could, in ancient times they would have been colorful, that despite the monochromatic appearance of most temple ruins today, even gleaming structures; that the title "Pharaoh" derives from the Egyptian phrase per aa, which means "great house" and was originally a reference to the royal palace; that temples employed all manner of part time and full time personnel, in some cases, wield considerable influence.

Random House Trade. Illustrated with more than 200 superb color photographs, maps, and charts, this book illuminates the vivid and powerful symbolic images of this fascinating culture from pyramids and temples to priests and rituals; from hieroglyphic writing to daily life by the Nile; and from temple carvings to the cult of the dead.

Correcting the popular misconception of the egyptians as a death obsessed people, priestly circles, the book uses the most recent historical research and archaeological finds to illuminate the routines of daily life in royal, elite, as well as at lower levels of society. Silverman and a team of leading scholars explore the cultural wealth of this civilization in a series of intriguing and authoritative essays based on the latest theories and discoveries.

Now, in ancient Egypt, eminent Egyptologist David P. To this day, the riddle of the sphinx, this ancient civilization which produced the great pyramids, and the riches of Tutankhamun exerts a strong hold on our imaginations.

The Rise of Music in the Ancient World: East and West Dover Books on Music

Eight plates of illustrations depict players and orchestras from China, Korea, Burma, India, and Egypt. A survey of music in early societies leads to examinations of comparative musicology and its methods, melodic styles, rhythm and instrumental music, and polyphony. In this groundbreaking, all-encompassing work, an eminent musicologist explores the evolution of music.

Advancing to the western orient and Eastern Asia, the author discusses musical systems in general, melody and rhythm, along with the concepts of scales, and notation. Subsequent chapters explore india's Vedic chants and ragas, the early modes of Greece and Rome, and the influence of the music of Islam.

. The book concludes with a look at the puzzle of medieval tonality and the conflict between European vocal and instrumental styles. It ranges from the ecstatic singing and shaman songs of early civilizations to the development of more structured styles in Egypt, Greece, India, the Middle East, Rome, East Asia, and Europe.

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The History of Musical Instruments Dover Books on Music

Sachs chronicles the foundation of the modern orchestra during the baroque period and its subsequent development, concluding with the modern-day rise of electric and jazz instruments. A pleasure to read as well as a valuable resource, this classic work is enhanced with 24 plates and 167 illustrations. Random House Trade.

It traverses five continents and every stage of evolution, from primitive rattles and bull-roarers to the electric organ. Author curt sachs, anthropology, combines rich scholarship with personal insight in a remarkable fusion of music, one of the world's most distinguished musicologists, and the fine arts.

Beginning with the earliest manifestations of rhythm, life, Sachs explores the association of sound with primitive rites of fertility, death, and rebirth. This first comprehensive history of musical instruments, this book ranges from prehistoric times to the 20th century. He traces the evolution of folk and ritual instruments to tools of entertainment and art, the rise of a professional class of singers and musicians, and the musical revolution that flowered during the Renaissance.


New World Coming: The 1920s And The Making Of Modern America

The images of the 1920s have been indelibly imprinted on the american imagination-from jazz, the Model T Ford, bootleggers, and Charles Lindbergh to the fight for women's right to vote, Babe Ruth, racial injustice, talkies, flappers, and the birth of organized crime. Nathan miller has penned the ultimate introduction to the era.

L. Random House Trade. Scott fitzgerald as a backdrop, Miller describes the world of Calvin Coolidge, H. Mencken, woodrow wilson, and the red scare in extraordinarily accessible and frequently witty writing, New World Coming is destined to become the book we all turn to to recall one of the most beloved eras in American history.

. Publishers weekly calls it "an excellent chronicle of that turbulent, troubled, " and Jonathan Yardley's Washington Post review proclaimed this the new classic history of the 1920s, and tempestuous decade, replacing Frederick Lewis Allen's celebrated account. Using the life of F.

Gilgamesh: A New English Version

. Atria Books. Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, but until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Acclaimed by critics and scholars, to see how startlingly beautiful, Stephen Mitchell's version allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time, intelligent, and alive it is.

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One Thousand and One Arabian Nights Oxford Story Collections

Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. New. Her nightly stories--of sinbad the sailor, Ali Baba, and many other heroes and villains--are so engrossing that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again. Guaranteed packaging. Mint Condition. But his new bride Shahrazad has a clever plan to save herself.

. Atria Books. King shahryar kills a new wife every night, because he is afraid she will stop loving him. This illustrated edition brings together all the Arabian Nights tales in an original retelling by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. Paperback reissue of isbn 0-19-274500-X Random House Trade. No quibbles returns.


The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt World of Art

This dictionary provides a handy and accessibly written reference guide to an often bewildering array of kings and dynasties, gods and goddesses, temples and tombs. Random House Trade. Mint Condition. Guaranteed packaging. No quibbles returns. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. New. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day.

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Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Oxford World's Classics

Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. New. The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4, 000 years ago.

. Atria Books. The myths collected here, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness.

Recent developments in akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this new translation--complete with notes, a glossary of deities, and key terms, place-names, and illustrations of the mythical monsters featured in the text--will replace all other versions. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

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