By David O'Connor,Andrew Reid

ISBN-10: 1138404322

ISBN-13: 9781138404328

ISBN-10: 1598742051

ISBN-13: 9781598742053

Geographically, Egypt is obviously at the African continent, but historical Egypt is commonly considered as a non-African cultural shape. the importance of historic Egypt for the remainder of Africa is a hotly debated factor with advanced ramifications. This e-book considers how historical Egypt was once dislocated from Africa, drawing on a variety of resources. It examines key matters reminiscent of the facts for genuine contacts among Egypt and different early African cultures, and the way influential, or now not, Egypt was once on them. a few students argue that to its north Egypt's impression on Mediterranean civilization used to be downplayed via western scholarship. extra a box, at the African continent perceptions of historical Egypt have been coloured by means of biblical assets, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. an in depth choice of clean insights are supplied, a number of concentrating on cultural interactions among Egypt and Nubia from a thousand BCE to 500 CE, constructing a nuanced photo of those interactions and describing the constraints of an 'Egyptological' method of them.

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