The Civilization of Ancient Egypt by Paul Johnson

The Civilization of Ancient Egypt by Paul Johnson newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: Indent Egypt, with its legacy of pyramids, pliaraohs and sphinxes, is a land of power and mystery to the modern world. In The Civilization of Ancient Egypt Paul Johnson explores the growth and decline of a culture that survived for 3,000 years while maintaining a purity of style that rivals all others. Johnsons study looks in detail at the State, religion, culture and geographical setting, which all combined in this unusually enduring civilization. From the beginning of Egyptian culture to the rediscovery of the pharaohs, the book covers the totalitarian theocracy, the empire of the Nile, the structure of dynastic Egypt, the dynastic way of death, hieroglyphs, the anatomy of pre-perspective art and, finally, the decline and fall of the pharaohs.

In this thoroughly illustrated and updated edition of Paul Johnsons authoritative text. Johnson seeks, through an exciting combination of images and analysis, to discover the causes behind the collapse of this great civilization while celebrating the extraordinary legacy it has left behind.

Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Index. 10¾” x 8″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?

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