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The Burden of Egypt: An Interpretation of Ancient Egyptian Culture

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This is not a history of ancient Egypt, but rather a book about ancient Egyptian history. The interest of the writer has not been in searching out and attempting to establish facts, in selecting chains of the most pertinent facts, and then in weaving those chains into a consecutive and meaningful story. Certainly, the writer is aware of the importance of working on ...more
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published 1951 by The University of Chicago Press

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Oct 02, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, history
History books are often boring but not this one. It's an academic work but very enjoyable nevertheless. It starts from the first people in Nile valley which is good because that part of story was often short or ommitted in other books I read. I'm not a specialist to judge this book in any meaningful way, I can only tell you I like it and I recommend it if you want to spend some time learning ancient history of Egypt.

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