Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt

Author: Gaston Maspero,Hasan M. El-Shamy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019517335X

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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The tales of ancient Egypt have for centuries delighted and spurred the imagination of anyone who loves a good story, yet sadly, many of these tales have fallen into obscurity over the years. Now these stories have been brought back to life for a new generation of readers. When first published in 1882, the folktales collected in Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt comprised the first anthology of ancient Egyptian narratives ever to be compiled into book form. The culmination of a life's work by Gaston Maspero, a towering figure of nineteenth-century Egyptology, it presented a wealth of information on Egyptian culture, language, history, and society. Since its publication, additional texts have been discovered, deciphered, or translated into modern languages. The present collection is made up of twenty-four tales gleaned from countless ancient written sources, and from a variety of historical periods. It contains some of the most ancient folktales in existence, such as The Tale of the Two Brothers, thought to be the oldest in the world. Other stories include King Khufui and the Magicians, The Lamentations of the Fellah, The Shipwrecked Sailor, The Adventure of Satni-Khamois with the Mummies, The Doomed Prince, and The Story of Rhampsinitus. This edition contains a new Foreword that introduces Maspero and describes his work, and provides for the first time extensive identifications of the ancient stories in terms of international tale-types and motifs. Certain to be of interest to folklorists, this classic collection will also amuse parents, students, storytellers, and anyone who enjoys authentic folk wisdom.

The Story of Egypt

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144478515X

Category: History

Page: 496

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The story of the world's greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals, artisans and pioneers. Now Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete Story of Egypt - charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can all relate to. Joann Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations, from Egypt's oldest art to the beginnings of mummification almost two thousand years earlier than previously believed. She also looks at the women who became pharaohs on at least 10 occasions, and the evidence that the Egyptians built the first Suez Canal, circumnavigated Africa and won victories at the original Olympic games. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his greying hair to how we know Montuhotep's wife bit her nails and the farmer Baki liked eating in bed, Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

Legends of Ancient Egypt

Stories of Egyptian Gods and Heroes

Author: F. H. Brooksbank,Evelyn Paul

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 1589635213

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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Egypt! What wondrous pictures are conjured up by that magic word! Scenes of white-robed priests moving in solemn procession through columned aisles to the sound of stately music; of shining warriors massed in dense array upon the burning plain, or charging irresistibly into the foeman's ranks; of royal pageants wherein King and Queen, bedecked in silks and cloths of gold, embroidered with a mine of gems, pass through the crowded lines of their acclaiming subjects; scenes of light and life and color, which cannot fail to rouse our admiration, even our awe: such are some of the pictures that rise before us at the sound of the mystic name.

The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681772035

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 8891


The story of the world's greatest civilization—spanning 4,000 years of history—full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization—spanning 4,000 years of history—full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories—an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of Egypt—charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context to which we can all relate. Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations: new evidence shows that women became pharaohs on at least ten occasions; that the ancient Egyptians built the first Suez Canal and then circumnavigated Africa. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his grey hair to how we know that Montuhotep's chief wife bit her nails, Dr. Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

Dance of War

The Story of the Battle of Egypt

Author: Peter Bates

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473813433

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9097


Based on research in England, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, this is a detailed account and analysis of Rommel's attempt in July 1942 to break through to Cairo and Alexandria, and the 8th Army's successful defence and unsuccessful attempts to destroy the Panzerarmee. The author, a participant in the events described, supports the view of some historians that the Battle of Egypt, rather than the Battle of Alamein three months later, was the turning point of the war in North Africa. The battle is set against the background of the many nationalities involved, as well as the physical conditions on the battlefield and the urgency of the political context. Particular attention is given to the controversy of the armour's failure to support the infantry, and reasons for this are canvassed.


The Story of the Beautiful Egyptian Queen

Author: Valerie Wilding

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408179261

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Cleopatra is an iconic figure and one of the most powerful women in history. The last pharaoh of Egypt, and often depicted as a great beauty, she was renowned for her liaisons with the world's most powerful men, including Gaius Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. This fictional retelling of her life is a dramatic and thrilling story. Lives in Action is a series of narrative biographies that recount the lives of some of the key figures in history. Page-turning, thrilling plots that read like fiction will keep the most reluctant reader hooked.

Media, Revolution and Politics in Egypt

The Story of an Uprising

Author: Abdalla F. Hassan

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784532185

Category: Egypt

Page: 276

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Media, Revolution, and Politics in Egypt: The Story of an Uprising chronicles the political and media dynamic in pre- and post-revolution Egypt and what it could mean for the country's hoped-for democratic transition. Against the backdrop of a resurrected police state, rights gained through revolution have whittled away. With a polarised body politic, the facts have become amorphous as various ideological trends cling to their own narratives of truth, making national reconciliation more challenging than ever. 'This is a careful account of journalism's roller coaster in the course of a decade in Egypt, by a writer, fully engaged with the country's politics and culture and its struggle for a civil society. It is rigorously detailed and sourced, and breathes the air of liberation. Abdalla Hassan has shown, uniquely well, the forces at play in Egyptian society and the result is a most valuable testament.' John Lloyd

Lions and Souls

The Story of St. Mary of Egypt

Author: John Loranger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503589382

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Siren and saint, hedonist and penitent, Mary of Egypt was a woman of extremes. A runaway at the age of twelve, she ventured to Alexandria to begin a life of reckless promiscuity. But a pilgrimage to Jerusalem brought about an inward change that drew the adult Mary into wilderness and solitude. From the monasteries of fifth-century Palestine to medieval Europe, the fame of this Desert Mother gradually spread—by both the written and the spoken word, and through visual art. Lions and Souls is a work of fiction based on ancient accounts of Mary’s life. Retold for twenty-first-century readers, an enigmatic figure from a remote past is revealed to be surprisingly familiar and relevant.

Two Sons From Egypt

The Story of Thutmose III and Moses

Author: R. S. Smith

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781418479503

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

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Two Sons from Egypt reveals the untold story of Moses, Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Set in the 18th dynasty of Egypt, Two Sons from Egypt portrays the clash of these powerful personalities in their struggle for the throne of Egypt and their destinies. Romance, betrayal and intrigue fill the pages of this fact based account of Moses’ years in Egypt and the building of two nations. The first in The Lion Awakes series, Two Sons from Egypt is based on new and rediscovered facts that bring to life one of history’s most epic tales. Escape from Paradise, book II; Out of the Desert, book III; and A Crimson Cord, book IV, follow in The Lion Awakes series. Also look for the nonfiction Discover Truth series: Discovering Moses and the Exodus: A Faith Building Adventure; Discovering a Way Through the Wilderness: Finding God in the Journey; and Discovering the Promised Land: Conquering and Occupying Until He Comes. The Lion Awakes series is based on facts revealed in the Discover Truth series, making it “faction” rather than fiction - a true adventure!

Napoleon to Nasser: The Story of Modern Egypt

Author: Raymond Flower

Publisher: Garrett County Press

ISBN: 1891053361

Category: History

Page: 260

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The story of modern Egypt is more than just a cavalcade of colourful personalities. To get beneath the skin of the Egyptians themselves it is essential to recognize the pressures to which they have so long been subjected; to understand how, overburdened by history and exiled from power in their own land, they have been elbowed out by foreign manipulation to a point where explosive action was the only remedy.From the time that Napoleon brought Europe to Egypt in 1798, few areas of the globe have aroused more passions than this ancient land. Napoleon's own dreams of glory were short-lived, but he paved the way for Mohammed Ali - the 'rogue' Pasha that Palmerston wanted to 'chuck in the Nile' - to found a dynasty and very nearly take over the whole Ottoman Empire with his fellah armies. Less astute, his son Said was hoaxed by de Lesseps over the Suez Canal concession, and his grandson Ismail precipitated a British occupation with the de facto reign of the hard-line proconsuls such as Cromer and Kitchener.Although the British presence brought prosperity to Egypt and security for monarchs like Fouad and Farouk, it also caused growing frustration to the multiplying mass of the Egyptian people. Finally Gamal Abdel Nasser put an end to the ancien rgime and threw the Europeans out again - to embark on his astonishing career as aspirant leader of the Arab world.In this entertaining book, Raymond Flower unfolds the panorama of events, from the arrival of Napoleon to the death of Nasser, not only as it appears to an historian, but also to the man in the street in Cairo. Well qualified to do so, having lived there for part of the historic span he covers, Mr. Flower has known most of the significant figures in the days of Farouk as well as in the revolutionary Egypt, and thus is able to give an enthralling and well-balanced account of a vital period in recent history.

Out of Egypt Have I Called My Son The Story of Blacks In the Bible

Author: ZoserResearch Society

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387466267

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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This scroll is designed to dispel the lies perpetuated by archeologists, historians, religious scholars and others who teach the Hebrew or Jews of the bible were not African. This scroll will give you scriptural support as well as well documented narratives to prove the ancient people of God were in fact black African people. It will also address who the original natives of America were and how they looked according to early European explorers of America. This book will show proof of Africans who not only ruled Jerusalem but also the Americas. It places Egypt back on the African continent and not in the so called Middle East.

Napoleon to Nasser

The Story of Modern Egypt

Author: Raymond Flower

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 0759653933

Category: History

Page: 260

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GEORGE WILLIAM (BILL) HOSKING was born on May 29, 1923. In pursuit of his dreams, Bill joined the Navy. The outcomes were far different than what he had dreamed but the adventure was very real. This book is about the beginning of the career of Lt. Commander, George William Hosking. Bill, as his close friends know him, was an average lad born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1923. After high school his dreams took him on an adventure he would never have imagined. His experiences, drive, and support of his comrades have granted him the honor that he so deserves today. It is our hope that by him telling his story you will appreciate the sacrifices made by so many afore of the freedom our society and many others now enjoy. In the year of 2007, there are not many left that can tell a story that is as adventurous as this one. For those interested in history, this is fascinating. George William Hosking resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Story of Ancient Egypt

Author: James Baikie

Publisher: Perennial Press

ISBN: 1531264859

Category: History

Page: 106

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If we were asked to name the most interesting country in the world, I suppose that most people would say Palestine - not because there is anything so very wonderful in the land itself, but because of all the great things that have happened there, and above all because of its having been the home of our Lord. But after Palestine, I think that Egypt would come next. For one thing, it is linked very closely to Palestine by all those beautiful stories of the Old Testament, which tell us of Joseph, the slave-boy who became Viceroy of Egypt; of Moses, the Hebrew child who became a Prince of Pharaoh's household; and of the wonderful exodus of the Children of Israel.


Author: George 1812-1902 Rawlinson,Arthur 1837-1909 Gilman

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781373466716

Category: History

Page: 452

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