For a Kinder, Gentler Society
The Spirit of Ancient Egypt
  • Ana Ruiz
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The Spirit of Ancient Egypt .
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Ana Ruiz’s fascination with exotic ancient Egypt shines through in this intriguing portrait of early civilization along the Nile, as she charts the people’s beliefs, achievements and everyday customs. The details accumulate to piece together a charming mosaic, giving a surprisingly clear picture of the habits, concerns and accomplishments of this people that in so many ways laid the foundation for our world today.

About the Author

Ana Ruiz was born in Madrid and has extensively travelled in her native land to research its history and origins. She is the author of several books with Algora Publishing including Vibrant Andalusia (2007) and The Spirit of Ancient Egypt (2001). She has worked as a freelance travel writer as well as a columnist for several newspapers and magazines in Canada, the USA, and Great Britain. Ruiz also teaches Spanish as well as Flamenco and Oriental Dance in Montreal, Canada.

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Deciphering its history, Ana Ruiz reveals countless details about exotic ancient Egypt, piecing together a mosaic that accumulates to give an intriguing portrait of life as civilization passed from Stone Age to Bronze Age to Iron Age....
Deciphering its history, Ana Ruiz reveals countless details about exotic ancient Egypt, piecing together a mosaic that accumulates to give an intriguing portrait of life as civilization passed from Stone Age to Bronze Age to Iron Age. Man settled along the banks of the Nile River as long ago as 7000 BC; it took four millennia for him to learn to read, write, and develop and expand as a community. Over the next 3000 years, Egypt prospered despite hardships, internal conflicts and foreign invasion. "The gift of the Nile," Herodotus called Egypt. Ruiz provides a straightforward description of various aspects of the daily life, customs, and achievements of mankind, interspersed with quixotic details and charming tales that convey a sense of Egypt's shimmering spirit as well as its famous and less-famous monuments. 1) The Daily Life (The People, Family Life, Homes and Furnishings, Food and Drink, Dress and Jewelry, Wigs and Cosmetics, Recreation, Labor and Crafts, Transportation, Trade and Commerce, Law and Government); 2) People's Beliefs (Mummification, Death and Immortality, Deities, Creation Myths, Animal Worship, Symbolism, The Priesthood, Festivals, Magic and Spells, Dreams and Divination) 3) Egyptian Achievements (Kings, Queens, Battles and Warriors, The Pyramids, The Great Sphinx, Architecture, Art, Literature, Language and Hieroglyphics, Medicine, The Calendar, Stellar Wisdom).
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INTRODUCTION: Egypt’s Evolution PART I - DAILY LIFE 1. The People 2. Family Life 3. Homes and Furnishings 4. Food and Drink 5. Dress and Jewelry 6. Wigs and Cosmetics 7. Recreatio
INTRODUCTION: Egypt’s Evolution PART I - DAILY LIFE 1. The People 2. Family Life 3. Homes and Furnishings 4. Food and Drink 5. Dress and Jewelry 6. Wigs and Cosmetics 7. Recreation 8. Labor and Crafts 9. Transportation 10. Early International Trade 11. Law and Government PART II - BELIEFS 12. Mummification 13. Death and Immortality 14. Deities 15. Creation Myths 16. Animal Worship 17. Symbolism 18. The Priesthood 19. Festivals 20. Magic and Spells 21. Dreams and Divination PART III. ACHIEVEMENTS 22. Kings and Conquerors 23. Queens 24. Battles and Warriors 25. The Pyramids 26. The Great Sphinx 27. Architecture 28. Art 29. Literature 30. Language and Hieroglyphics 31. Medicine 32. The Calendar 33. Stellar Wisdom Further Readings
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Pages 292
Year: 2001
LC Classification: DT60 .R89
Dewey code: 932
BISAC: HIS002030
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