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Egypt's Making

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Already a classic and widely used text, this second edition has been wholly revised and updated in the light of the many discoveries made since its first publication. Michael Rice's bold and original work evokes the fascination and wonder of the most ancient period of Egypt's history.

Covering a huge range of topics, including formative influences in the political and socia
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Published December 23rd 2003 by Routledge (first published August 1990)
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Erik Graff
Nov 16, 2013 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ancient Egypt fans, Jungians
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: history
This is a prettily written popular 'history' of Egypt to about 2000 BCE, after which, in the author's view, Egyptian culture became adulterated through foreign influences. The Old Kingdom and its antecedents, the focus of this study, represent therefore a golden age, a unique instance of a high autochthonic culture virtually free of foreign influence or threat.

Rice's enthusiasm for most-ancient-Egypt is initially infectuous, but I found it tedious after hundreds of pages of superlatives, many of
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George Mills
May 23, 2013 George Mills rated it really liked it
An oddity - a standard book on Ancient Egyptian history that is as enjoyable as it is informative. Rice's book is driven by a deep sense of wonder as well as profound respect and affection for Ancient Egypt, the forces that shaped it, and the people who created it. The accounting of the events never bogs the reader down in seas of facts yet the book is quite detailed. Rice does not avoid or downplay those pesky archaeological outliers that bedevil egyptologists. Rather, he points them out and ...more
Michael Cahill
Jul 16, 2012 Michael Cahill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emminently readable and authoritative, but somewhat dated now (1990). Porfessional archaeologist Rice was a specialist on ancient Mesopotamia, but used that knowledge to pen this classic on the very earliest period of Egyptian civilisation. I enjoyed this one, and would recommend it if you can find a copy.
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Apr 11, 2015 Linkpead rated it liked it
In interesting explanation of pre-historic and old kingdom Egypt, those formative times that put ancient Egypt on its course as we now understand it. The book took an unpredictable turn at the end bringing in Jungian individuation as the author felt related to the development of that ancient state.
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