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The Spirit of Ancient Egypt
  • Ana Ruiz
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Ana Ruiz’s fascination with exotic ancient Egypt shines through in this intriguing portrait of early civilization along the Nile, as she charts the people’s beliefs, achievements and everyday customs.

The details accumulate to piece together a charming mosaic, giving a surprisingly clear picture of the habits, concerns and accomplishments of this people that in so many ways laid the foundation for our world today.


About the Author

Ana Ruiz was born in Madrid and has extensively travelled in her native land to research its history and origins. She is the author of several books with Algora Publishing including Vibrant Andalusia (2007) and The Spirit of Ancient Egypt (2001). She has worked as a freelance travel writer as well as a columnist for several newspapers and magazines in Canada, the USA, and Great Britain. Ruiz also teaches Spanish as well as Flamenco and Oriental Dance in Montreal, Canada.

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Deciphering its history, Ana Ruiz reveals countless details about exotic ancient Egypt, piecing together a mosaic that accumulates to give an intriguing portrait of life as civilization passed from Stone Age to Bronze Age to...

Deciphering its history, Ana Ruiz reveals countless details about exotic ancient Egypt, piecing together a mosaic that accumulates to give an intriguing portrait of life as civilization passed from Stone Age to Bronze Age to Iron Age.

Man settled along the banks of the Nile River as long ago as 7000 BC; it took four millennia for him to learn to read, write, and develop and expand as a community. Over the next 3000 years, Egypt prospered despite hardships, internal conflicts and foreign invasion. "The gift of the Nile," Herodotus called Egypt.

Ruiz provides a straightforward description of various aspects of the daily life, customs, and achievements of mankind, interspersed with quixotic details and charming tales that convey a sense of Egypt's shimmering spirit as well as its famous and less-famous monuments.

1) The Daily Life (The People, Family Life, Homes and Furnishings, Food and Drink, Dress and Jewelry, Wigs and Cosmetics, Recreation, Labor and Crafts, Transportation, Trade and Commerce, Law and Government);

2) People's Beliefs (Mummification, Death and Immortality, Deities, Creation Myths, Animal Worship, Symbolism, The Priesthood, Festivals, Magic and Spells, Dreams and Divination)

3) Egyptian Achievements (Kings, Queens, Battles and Warriors, The Pyramids, The Great Sphinx, Architecture, Art, Literature, Language and Hieroglyphics, Medicine, The Calendar, Stellar Wisdom).


Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: Egypt’s Evolution PART I - DAILY LIFE

INTRODUCTION: Egypt’s Evolution

PART I - DAILY LIFE

1. The People

2. Family Life

3. Homes and Furnishings

4. Food and Drink

5. Dress and Jewelry

6. Wigs and Cosmetics

7. Recreation

8. Labor and Crafts

9. Transportation

10. Early International Trade

11. Law and Government

PART II - BELIEFS

12. Mummification

13. Death and Immortality

14. Deities

15. Creation Myths

16. Animal Worship

17. Symbolism

18. The Priesthood

19. Festivals

20. Magic and Spells

21. Dreams and Divination

PART III. ACHIEVEMENTS

22. Kings and Conquerors

23. Queens

24. Battles and Warriors

25. The Pyramids

26. The Great Sphinx

27. Architecture

28. Art

29. Literature

30. Language and Hieroglyphics

31. Medicine

32. The Calendar

33. Stellar Wisdom

Further Readings


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Pages 292
Year: 2001
LC Classification: DT60 .R89
Dewey code: 932
BISAC: HIS002030
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