Egypt

Book Hotel

Book Rental Car

Calendars

Cheap Flights

History

Language

Maps

Music

Recipes

Towns and Cities
  Alexandria
  Cairo
  El Alamein
  Giza
  Port Said
  Suez
  Taba
  More Egyptian Cities

Travel Guides

Weather

Links
   Egypt Country Information
   Egyptian Recipes
   Learn Arabic Downloads
   Learn Arabic eBooks
   Travel Downloads
   Travel eBooks
   Travel Magazines
   More Links

Click here


 















































 
Travel Guide 2   >   Egypt   >   History

   
 

Egyptian History


Here are some books about the history of Egypt:


Comments about Egyptian History


Please share your comments about the history of Egypt:

   


Books about Egyptian History


Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated History

By Lorna Oakes

Lorenz Books
Released: 2018-10-02
Hardcover (512 pages)

Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated History
List Price: $35.00*
Lowest New Price: $22.48*
Lowest Used Price: $25.43*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 13:02 Pacific 21 May 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
The allure of ancient Egypt has endured over many centuries – and this authoritative volume offers further
intriguing insights. It delves into the tombs, devoting chapters to the most famous burial sites: Giza, Saqqara
and the Valley of the Kings, where the resting place of the boy-king Tutankhamun was discovered. The book also describes Egypt’s temples, religions and myths, from the impressive mortuary temples of the pharaohs, such as Ramesses II, to elaborate funerary rituals, offerings and superstitions.With maps, chronologies and artwork supplementing more than 750 photographs, this book captures the essence of an enduring epoch.

Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

By Geraldine Pinch

Oxford University Press USA
Released: 2004-04-08
Paperback (272 pages)

Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt
List Price: $19.95*
Lowest New Price: $12.28*
Lowest Used Price: $10.92*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 13:02 Pacific 21 May 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Oxford University Press USA
Product Description:
From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth.

Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

By Toby Wilkinson

Random House Trade
Released: 2013-01-08
Paperback (656 pages)

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
List Price: $24.00*
Lowest New Price: $14.05*
Lowest Used Price: $9.18*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 13:02 Pacific 21 May 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Random House Trade
Product Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Magisterial . . . [A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums.”—Los Angeles Times
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly
 
In this landmark volume, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson takes us inside a tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Here are the legendary leaders: Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a political and societal decline. Filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a riveting and revelatory work of wild drama, bold spectacle, unforgettable characters, and sweeping history.
 
“With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“[Wilkinson] writes with considerable verve. . . . [He] is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt.”—The New York Times

Ancient Egypt: A Captivating Guide to Egyptian History, Ancient Pyramids, Temples, Egyptian Mythology, and Pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Cleopatra

By Captivating History

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (124 pages)

Ancient Egypt: A Captivating Guide to Egyptian History, Ancient Pyramids, Temples, Egyptian Mythology, and Pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Cleopatra
List Price: $14.58*
Lowest New Price: $13.80*
Lowest Used Price: $15.16*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 13:02 Pacific 21 May 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Explore the Captivating History of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating and sophisticated civilizations in the known history. The Ancient Egyptians are remembered by their gods, pyramids, pharaohs, mummification, hieroglyphs, agriculture and much more.

This book reveals the secrets of the captivating world of Ancient Egypt, the intriguing stories of its celebrities, such as the Akhenaten, Ramses the Great, Queen Cleopatra, and the boy-king Tut. You’ll learn about mighty gods and the magical link between the Sun and the people of Egypt, and explore the horrendous burial rituals that warranted a safe path to the afterlife. Find out the secrets of one of the most magnificent societies that ever existed and discover why it still manages to seize the attention of the world.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:
  • Who Were Ancient Egyptians—Their Origins, History, and Geography
  • Who Held the Power: The Social Structure of Ancient Egypt
  • Kings and their Military Power
  • The Magnificent Pharaohs of the New Kingdom and Their Empire
  • The Decay and End of the Egyptian Civilization
  • A Romance, Politics, and Tragedy: The Story of Cleopatra VII
  • The Religion, Mythology, and Rituals of Ancient Egyptians
  • Funerary Beliefs and Rituals: Mummification and Afterlife
  • The Architecture of Ancient Egypt: Temples and Pyramids
  • And much more!
Scroll to the top and select the Add to Cart button to learn more about ancient egypt!

A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest

By James Henry Breasted

Calathus Publishing
Released: 2017-02-07
Kindle Edition (291 pages)

A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest
 
Product Description:

“Considered by Egyptologists as one of the best introductions to their subject ever written.” World Archaeology



James Henry Breasted, in this magnificent work on Ancient Egypt, takes the reader from the earliest days when the Egyptian state had barely formed through to its eventual demise and collapse at the hands of the Persians.

He explains why Egypt was able to develop so rapidly and form such a sophisticated socio-political system.

As a pioneer Egyptologist, Breasted draws upon a wide variety of sources to create this history of Ancient Egypt, from archaeology to ancient historians and translated hieroglyphics.

Through the course of the book he uncovers early Egyptian religious beliefs, the development of the pyramids, the different dynasties that ruled, as well as many other fascinating subjects.

A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest is the authoritative history of Egypt and is essential reading for anyone interesting in learning more about this famous civilization.

“Those who wish to obtain a general view of the history of Egypt, from the beginnings to the Persian invasion, written by a scholar steeped in knowledge of the texts, may turn to Professor Breasted’s History of Egypt, the fullest as well as most vivid and interesting that has ever been written.” The English Historical Review

“The foremost communicator of Egyptology to general audiences.” History Today

James Henry Breasted was an American archaeologist, Egyptologist and historian. A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest was his first book, published in 1905. That year he was also promoted to become a professor in Egyptology and Oriental History. In 1919 he founded the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. He died in 1935.

A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid

By John Romer

Thomas Dunne Books
Released: 2013-08-20
Hardcover (512 pages)

A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
List Price: $39.99*
Lowest New Price: $25.76*
Lowest Used Price: $9.98*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 13:02 Pacific 21 May 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Thomas Dunne Books
Product Description:
The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past. Fans of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and history buffs will be captivated by this re-telling of Egyptian history, written by one of the top Egyptologists in the world.

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals (National Geographic Kids)

By Donna Jo Napoli

National Geographic Society
Released: 2013-10-22
Hardcover (192 pages)

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals (National Geographic Kids)
List Price: $24.95*
Lowest New Price: $5.00*
Lowest Used Price: $6.23*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 13:02 Pacific 21 May 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • National Geographic Society
Product Description:
The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life. 

The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt. With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace.

A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present

By Jason Thompson

Thompson, Jason
Released: 2009-12-01
Paperback (432 pages)

A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present
List Price: $18.00*
Lowest New Price: $5.00*
Lowest Used Price: $3.00*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 13:02 Pacific 21 May 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
In A History of Egypt, Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation. 

No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. However, it is rarely presented as a comprehensive panorama because scholars tend to divide it into distinct eras—prehistoric, pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern—that are not often studied in relation to one another. In this daringly ambitious project, drawing on the most current scholarship as well as his own research, Thompson makes the case that few if any other countries have as many threads of continuity running through their entire historical experience. With its unprecedented scope and lively and readable style, A History of Egypt offers students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging narrative of the extraordinarily long course of human history by the Nile. 

National Geographic Kids Readers: Ancient Egypt (L3

By Stephanie Warren Drimmer

National Geographic Children's Books
Released: 2018-01-09
Kindle Edition (52 pages)

National Geographic Kids Readers: Ancient Egypt (L3
 
Product Description:
Dig into the amazing past of ancient Egypt in this new Level 3 Reader from National Geographic Kids.

From pyramids and mummies to pharaohs and gods, kids will learn all about the history and culture of this fascinating land. Level 3 text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for fluent readers. The expert-vetted text, along with brilliant photos and a fun approach to reading have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full-Color Images

Faulkner Raymond O
Released: 2015-01-20
Paperback (192 pages)

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full-Color Images
List Price: $35.00*
Lowest New Price: $21.00*
Lowest Used Price: $25.43*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 13:02 Pacific 21 May 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • The Egyptian Book of the Dead The Book of Going Forth by Day The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full Color Images
Product Description:

Maybe the most stunning presentation of this book in 3300 years: For the first time in 3,300 years, The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Papyrus of Ani is showcased in its entirety in seventy-four magnificent color pages.

Egyptian mythology: Upon death it was the practice for some Egyptians to produce a papyrus manuscript called the Book of Going Forth by Day or the Book of the Dead. A Book of the Dead included declarations and spells to help the deceased in the afterlife. The Papyrus of Ani is the manuscript compiled for Ani, the royal scribe of Thebes. Written and illustrated almost 3,300 years ago, The Papyrus of Ani is a papyrus manuscript with cursive hieroglyphs and color illustrations. It is the most beautiful, best-preserved, and complete example of ancient Egyptian philosophical and religious thought known to exist.

Egyptian mysteries of life and death: The Egyptian Book of the Dead is an integral part of the world's spiritual heritage. It is an artistic rendering of the mysteries of life and death. For the first time since its creation, this ancient papyrus is now available in full color with an integrated English translation directly below each image.

One of humanity's earliest and finest spiritual treasures: The Chronicle Books edition of The Book of Going Forth by Day was first published in 1994, revised in 1998, and now with this third revised edition, the entire corpus of this critical work is given its most accessible and lavish presentation ever.

This twentieth anniversary edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead has been revised and expanded to include:

  • Significant improvements to the display of the images of the Papyrus
  • A survey of the continuing importance of ancient Egypt in modern culture
  • A detailed history of Egyptian translation and philology since the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799
  • And, a state-of-the-art Annotated Bibliography and Study Guide for Ancient Egyptian studies


 
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2007-2019, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures