Egypt: From Alexander to the Copts

Egypt: From Alexander to the Copts: An Archaeological and Historical Guide, Revised Electronic Edition

English | May 1, 2017 | ISBN: 9781617975844, ASIN : B0765XW3S5 | EPUB | 358 Pages | 39.3 MB

After its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 bc, Egypt was ruled for the next 300 years by the Ptolemaic dynasty founded by Ptolemy I, one of Alexander's generals. With the defeat of Cleopatra VII in 30 bc, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, and later of the Byzantine Empire. For a millennium it was one of the wealthiest, most populous and important lands of the multicultural Mediterranean civilization under Greek and Roman rule.

The thousand years from Alexander to the Arab conquest in ad 641 are rich in archaeological interest and well documented by 50,000 papyri in Greek, Egyptian, Latin, and other languages. But travelers and others interested in the remains of this period are ill-served by most guides to Egypt, which concentrate on the pharaonic buildings. This book redresses the balance, with clear and concise descriptions related to documents and historical background that enable us to appreciate the fascinating cities, temples, tombs, villages, churches, and monasteries of the Hellenistic, Roman, and Late Antique periods. Written by a dozen leading specialists and reflecting the latest discoveries and research, it provides an expert visitor's guide to the principal cities, many off the well-worn tourist paths. It also offers a vivid picture of Egyptian society at differing economic and social levels.

Download:

http://longfiles.com/h5yf08qlbpsd/Egypt_From_Alexander_to_the_Copts_An_Archaeological_and_Historical_Guide,_Revised_Electronic_Edition.epub.html

[Fast Download] Egypt: From Alexander to the Copts


Related eBooks:
The SBL Handbook of Style
America's Fighters of the 1980s
Plato's Ghost Spiritualism in the American Renaissance (AAR Theory and Reflection Series)
F4U Corsair in Action - Aircraft Number 145 (Squadron/Signal Publications 1145)
U.S. WWII Half-Track Mortar Carriers, Howitzers Motor Carriages & Gun Motor Carriages (Tankograd Tec
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
British Freemasonry, 1717-1813, Volume 2: Rituals I - English, Irish and Scottish Craft Rituals
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (Great Historic Disasters)
Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French
Osprey - Elite - 141
Dio Cassius: Roman History, Volume IX, Books 71-80 (Loeb Classical Library No. 177)
Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, c.1870-1930
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.