List of Illustrations. Introduction. Part I: The Formative Period:. 1. From Prehistory to History. 2. Religion and History. 3. The Thinite Period. Part II: The Classical Age:. 4. The Old Kingdom. 5. Funerary Ideas. 6. The Struggle for Power. 7. The Middle Kingdom. 8. The Invasion. Part III: The Empire:. 9. The Tuthmosids. 10. Akhenaten. 11. The Ramessid Period. 12. The Domain of Amun. Part IV: The Final Phase: . 13. The Third Intermediate Period. 14. Nubians and Saites. 15. Persians and Greeks. Conclusion. Appendix. Glossary. Bibliography. Guide to Further Reading by Kent R. Weekes. Index.
Nicolas Grimal is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Paris, Sorbonne. Ian Shaw is Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool.
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