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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best "short" histories of Egypt, 26 Jan. 2007
This review is from: The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)
Well, for one i'd like to stress how well I think the various authors have squeezed an amazing amount of information on all aspects of Egyptian history, culture and religion into comparatively few pages. This book provides an excellent base from which a reader can go about gathering more information. No one book will be sufficient to provide a reader with a thoroughly detailed account of Egyptian history without running into many many volumes. What the authors here do is condense the information into a size that is manageable without being "basic".

As a student of Egyptology under Ian Shaw I have found this book invaluable and have used it as a standard reference work in most essays and also as a background work in revision and its' list of resources at the back is extremely good at pointing me in the direction of other, more thorough works.

All in all I thoroughly recommend it to the student as well as someone with any interest in the ancient Egyptian civilisation.
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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2012 14:57:32 BDT
Alby says:
Don't you see? That's exactly what you've got. You either rate a book with one star or five, depending on whether (or even how much) it supports your Afrocentric position. You don't allow for any nuance, any counter-argument, any possibility that the gods of Afrocentrism - Diop, for instance - might be wrong. You post long, dogmatic screeds accusing various authors of the most egregious academic sins without evidence, and then bolster your own mythic, ideologically-inspired claims with little in the way of real evidence. Racial chauvinism and nationalism are your bread and butter, and it is disturbing to see the same rhetoric and the same ideas coming from you and the Afrocentrists as once came from the racists of nineteenth and twentieth century Germany.

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A customer says:
lol......We shall be happy to leave you undisturbed under your mountains of eurocentric dogmas, confusion, ignorance and intellectual serfdom!

But after all you are a British subject. So in a way you are still a serf ....and serfs need their "Lords". And you have your intellectual lords!
Lord what fools these mortals be! lol
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