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Ancient Egypt

For senior secondary students studying Ancient History. Particularly suitable for the new NSW HSC Ancient History syllabus, with extensive coverage of the personalities listed for the new Core Study. Text divided into four parts which cover the political, social, economic and religious developments and changes that occurred from the early Dynastic Period to the death of Ramessess II. Special focus on: The achievement of particular pharaohs, including: Hatshepsut, Akkhenaten, Ramessess II; The impact of other significant individuals and groups; social life, funerary beliefs and practices during the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms. Provides a vast range of primary and secondary source material, without loosing sight of the historical narrative.
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Part I. Introduction: 1. The physical environment of Ancient Egypt; 2. Sources for Egyptian history; 3. The formative years of Egyptian greatness; Part II. The Old Kingdom - The Pyramid Age: 4. The experimental phase of pyramid building; 5. Religious and political changes; 6. The life of the king and his people; 7. Preparing for eternity; Part III. The Middle Kingdom: 8. The achievements of the 11th and 12th dynasties; Part IV. The New Kingdom: 9. A vigorous new beginning; 10. The Female Horus - Hatshepsut; 11. Valiant like Montu - Thutmose III; 12. The Dazzling Sun disk - Amenhotep III; 13. Akhenaten and the Amarna interlude; 14. A change of dynasty - Seti I and Ramessess II; 15. Egyptian expansion and its effects on New Kingdom society; 16. Everyday life in New Kingdom Egypt; 17. New Kingdom funerary beliefs and burial practices.

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