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Author Grajetzki, Wolfram.

Title The middle kingdom of ancient Egypt : history, archaeology and society / Wolfram Grajetzki.

Published London : Duckworth, 2006.

LocationUniM Bail High Use 
Call No.932.013 GRAJ


Physical description xii, 208 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Duckworth egyptology.
Duckworth Egyptology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-196) and index.
Contents 1. History -- 2. Archaeology and geography -- 3. Society -- App. A. Kings of the Middle Kingdom -- App. B. Viziers of the Middle Kingdom -- App. C. Treasures of the Middle Kingdom.
Summary "For the ancient Egyptians, the Middle Kingdom (c. 2000-1700 BC) was a classical period of art, history and literature. The Twelfth Dynasty was one of the strongest ever to rule on the banks of the Nile: some of its kings were later worshipped as local gods, and were made famous by classical Greek authors. Yet Egyptologists tend not to look beyond the extraordinary royal sculpture and literary masterpieces of the time." "Although the picture is fragmentary, as with any archaeological record, the last two hundred years of exploration and excavation have revealed much of the splendour of the period. This book examines the evidence for the culture, history and society of both central and provincial Egypt at the time, revealing the wealth of the entire country. Too often overshadowed by the better-preserved architecture of other periods, Middle Kingdom Egypt emerges for the reader as a fascinating age in its own right."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
ISBN 0715634356 (paperback)