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The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
Ian Shaw & Paul Nicholson

Hardcover | 2008 | $55.00 | ISBN: 9780691137629
368 pp. | 8 1/2 x 11 | 375 color illus. 125 b&w illus. | SHOPPING CART

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For more than a decade, Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson's Dictionary of Ancient Egypt has been the most informative and useful dictionary of ancient Egypt available, one that Library Journal called "a preeminent source" and "the essential choice." Now fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the most important discoveries and scholarship in the field since 1995.

Written by two archaeologists, each with more than twenty years of excavation experience in Egypt, this authoritative dictionary defines and explains important themes, sites, objects, individuals, and historical periods throughout four thousand years of Egyptian civilization. More than 600 A-to-Z entries provide concise information on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Nubia during the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Each entry is followed by a bibliography, allowing readers to pursue subjects in more detail. The dictionary is lavishly illustrated with photographs, line drawings, site plans, and maps. The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is an indispensable resource for researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in the ancient world.

  • Completely revised text
  • More than 600 up-to-date alphabetical entries ranging from agriculture to Zawiyet el-Mayitin, and includes more than 80 new terms
  • Up-to-date bibliographies for each entry
  • Revised and enlarged maps and diagrams
  • More than 500 illustrations
  • Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced
  • Includes a chronology of dynasties, a list of Egyptologists mentioned in the text, and an alphabetical list of Theban tombs

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"Written in a clear and succinct style that is understandable for general readers, the 600 entries range in length from a brief paragraph to a page or so. . . . [T]his volume's solid and now up-to-date content as well as its attractive price make it a worthwhile addition for most libraries."--Library Journal

Praise for the previous edition: "The best of both worlds: a basic textbook that would not disfigure a coffee table, and a picture book with bite."--Times Higher Education Supplement

Praise for the previous edition: "Broad coverage makes the volume particularly attractive. It sets a standard that all such works should emulate and strive to attain."--Journal of Near Eastern Studies

Praise for the previous edition: "Answers every Egyptian question you can imagine."--New Statesman

Praise for the previous edition: "Not only a delight for the general reader, but of genuine use to the student and researcher."--Art Newspaper

"This moderately priced work is an excellent starting point for anyone attracted to ancient Egypt."--C.C. Smith, Choice

"This revised edition has the most important discoveries and scholarship in the field in the last 13 years. Shaw and Nicholson each have more than 20 years experience in excavation in Egypt. The book covers 4,000 years of Egyptian civilization, including themes, sites, objects, individuals and historical periods. Among its features are 600 alphabetical entries, revised and enlarged maps and diagrams, and more than 500 illustrations."--Angelyn N. Hutchinson, Deseret Morning News

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