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The outstanding qualities of this book are its wealth of concentrated detail on many topics in clear and concise prose, and the inclusion of the time element. Topics are considered developing through time and are not simply given as a static picture. The usual concentration of Egyptian texts on the kings, the pyramids, and the international politics of the Two Lands is balanced by a fuller picture of the people and their arts and skills, who lived in a civilisation centuries in advance of those around it. The position of women in the culture was particularly advanced, more liberal than some cultures today.
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The advantages and material resources of Egypt are detailed in many areas, including the techniques of bronze casting, goldsmithing and jewellery, art, and agriculture. The enduring 3000-year success of the civilisation was due to the development of a social moral code under the concept of Maat (truth, justice, order, and balance) which was upheld by everyone, from the king down to the peasant. The great administrative systems of the temple, the army, and palace were served by the education system based on the early development of literacy and numeracy. The chapters cover: the farmer, builder, women, scribe, priest, craftsmen, artist, soldier, governors, and the king.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   History of mankind    -   Ancient Egyptian Era History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   Egyptian

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   businessmen Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Middle East?    -   Yes Middle East    -   Lebanon If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is very moderate

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   2 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   3 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level How much romance?    -   2 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   blue collar types Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A significant amount Maps necessary?    -   Maps not in sufficient detail Length of book    -   201-250 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   7 ()

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