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The Egyptians (Historia Universal Asimov #3)

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1967: by Isaac Asimov- Here in his usual lucid and colorful style, Asimov tells of the story from prehistoric times to the present day.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 1st 1967 by Houghton Mifflin (first published 1967)
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Juan Escobar
Sep 23, 2015 Juan Escobar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es la historia, larga y poderosa, de Egipto, o la gente que ha vivido a las orillas del Nilo.

Poder y religión como unos faros de civilización y barbarie de los egipcios, que antes adoraban a amón y los regían emperadores locos, luego roma y el cristianismo los sacudió tantas veces que cuando llegaron los árabes y su ala ya no tenían fuerzas ni grandeza.

Y como siempre, una historia muy entretenida, que es adornada cuando hay vacios históricos o tiempos muertos de grandeza, con datos imperialistas
María Soledad
Feb 01, 2013 María Soledad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un buen resumen de la historia del maravilloso mundo egipcio
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I really enjoyed this book except for on thing. Asimov does not seem to view the Bible as truth. Apart from that, he writes a beautiful yet simple book reviewing a vast sweep of history. You come away understanding it! He covers all the major rulers and many of the minor ones. He includes what is going on in neighboring states. Fascinating read. His command of the history and his ability to translate it in succinct, interesting chapters with a flair for detail and personality is amazing. Now I w ...more
Mar 13, 2013 Fabio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book!!!
Jun 27, 2015 Kharen rated it it was amazing
Para conocer la historia, no solo de los egipcios, sino de quienes pasaron por el valle del Nilo, del Tigris y el Eufrates, y aún más allá, de griegos y romanos, sus influencias y la extensión de sus imperios.

Y claro, para enamorarse aun mas de Cleopatra y la calma dulce de los egipcios
Andrés Peñailillo
Jul 13, 2014 Andrés Peñailillo rated it it was amazing
Una excelente y bien explicada historia sobre egipto, fascinante, donde me di cuenta que lamento mucho desperdiciar mis clases de historia en el colegio, además no tenia idea que por un tiempo fui Arrianisista.

En fin, recomendado a todos y para nada denso.
Antonio Matta
Dec 24, 2014 Antonio Matta rated it it was amazing
Wonderful! An extraordinary account of Egypt's main historical events.
Ilya Cherkasov
Apr 18, 2014 Ilya Cherkasov rated it really liked it
Всё, что вам нужно знать об истории Египта.
Edle Julve
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Jul 03, 2016 Jozerep rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Completo y ameno recorrido por la historia del valle del río Nilo.
The Good Doctor presents the history of Egypt, the Land of the Nile, from 8,000 B.C. to the Six-Day War with the modern state of Israel; delivering it with his usual inimitably lucid and witty style. This is another one of the Good Doctor's many enjoyable and informative narratives covering the history of civilization.
Sep 17, 2014 Marlobo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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un ameno, entretenido y más que interesante recorrido histórico por esta fabulosa civilización - a lively, entertaining and very interesting historical tour of this fabulous civilization
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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