Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2010
Series: Modern scholar
7 sound discs (ca. 420 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (104 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.) ISBN/ISSN:
9781449839147 (set), 1449839142 (set), 9781449839154 (booklet), 1449839150 (booklet), 9781449839147, Language:
Lecturer: John C. Darnell, Yale University
John C. Darnell delves into the history of Ancient Egypt from the Pre-dynastic Period through the end of the New Kingdom. In these lectures, Professor Darnell shows that, despite common perceptions, Pharaonic Egyptian civilization existed within a multicultural society subject to disparate geological environments-and that its strength lay in the balancing of contrasting groups and goals
Forgetting and rediscovering ancient Egypt -- Northeast Africa and the land of Egypt: origins of Pharaonic culture -- Unity in a multicultural society -- The Old Kingdom: the Pyramid Age -- The narrow door of the desert: war in the south and the birth of the Middle Kingdom -- The belly of stones: reunification and the fortresses of the southern frontier -- "Of what use is this power of mine"?: the rise of Thebes -- Thutmosis I and the rise of the New Kingdom -- The king as sun, the sun as king: the Amarna Period of the late Eighteenth Dynasty -- Diplomacy and buffer states in the Near East -- The catastrophe: Ramseside (sic) Egypt and the end of the Bronze Age -- Civil war and the governmental ghouls: the collapse of the New Kingdom -- The Napatan Kingdom and the resurgence of Nubia -- Saite renaissance: Persian invasion and the coming of Alexander Lecture 1. Lecture 2. Lecture 3. Lecture 4. Lecture 5. Lecture 6. Lecture 7. Lecture 8. Lecture 9. Lecture 10. Lecture 11. Lecture 12. Lecture 13. Lecture 14.
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