By Jason Thompson
No country's prior can fit Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and diversity. in spite of the fact that, it really is hardly ever awarded as a finished landscape simply because students are likely to divide it into distinctive eras—prehistoric, pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern—that aren't frequently studied on the subject of each other. during this daringly formidable undertaking, drawing at the most present scholarship in addition to his personal examine, Thompson makes the case that few if the other international locations have as many threads of continuity operating via their whole ancient adventure. With its remarkable scope and vigorous and readable kind, A background of Egypt offers scholars, tourists, and common readers alike an attractive narrative of the terribly lengthy process human heritage through the Nile.
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A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present by Jason Thompson