Sources and further reading on Ancient Egypt:

Sources and further reading on ancient Egypt:

 

The main sources I have used for the history of ancient Egypt are:

 

Manley, W, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt, Penguin, 1996, is a great little introduction to a big subject.

 

Gardiner, A., The Egyptians, Clarendon, 1961, offers a detailed and scholarly coverage of the subject.

 

More recent general books on the subject which have been well-received, but which I have not yet read, are:

 

Shaw, I, The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, OUP, 2003

 

Fletcher, J., The Story of Egypt, Hodder & Stoughton, 2015; this is linked to a BBC documentary on the subject

 

Kemp, B.J., Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation, Routledge, 2006

 

For an overview of the archaeology of ancient Egypt, I found the following useful (and enjoyable due to its lavish illustartions): Renfrew, C. (ed.), Past Worlds: The Times Atlas of Archaeology, Times Books, 1995, p. 122-3, 128-9, 136-9.

 

A work on general archaeology aimed more at students, but readable and with very good coverage of ancient Egypt, is Scarre, C. (ed.), The Human Past, Thames & Hudson, 2005, p. 363, 370ff.

 

For an insightful look at government in ancient Egypt, see Finer, S. E., The History of Government, I, Ancient Monarchies and Empires, OUP, 1999, p. 132ff., 179ff.

 

 

Websites:

 

An informative website on ancient Egypt is the British Museum’s Ancient Egypt

 

Wikipedia of course has a vast amount of information on Ancient Egypt