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  1. Basic texts 20 items
    1. Introductions and overviews 13 items
      1. Visual and written culture in ancient Egypt - John Baines 2007

        Book Essential

      2. The archaeology of ancient Egypt: beyond pharaohs - Douglas J. Brewer 2012

        Book Essential

      3. Ancient Egypt: anatomy of a civilization - Barry J. Kemp 2006

        Book Essential E-BOOK

      4. Ancient Egyptian materials and technology - Paul T. Nicholson, Ian Shaw 2000

        Book Essential

      5. The art of ancient Egypt - Gay Robins 1997

        Book Essential

      6. Civilizations of the ancient Near East - Jack M. Sasson, John Baines, Gary M. Beckman, Karen Sydney Rubinson 2000

        Book Essential

      7. The art and architecture of ancient Egypt - William Stevenson Smith, William Kelly Simpson 1998

        Book Essential

      8. The British Museum book of ancient Egypt - A. Jeffrey Spencer, British Museum. Dept. of Ancient Egypt and Sudan 2007

        Book Essential

      9. Ancient Egypt: A Social History - B. G. Trigger, B. J. Kemp, D. O'Connor, A. B. Lloyd 1983

        Book Essential E-BOOK

      10. Egyptian archaeology - Willemina Wendrich 2010

        Book Essential

      11. The Egyptian world - Toby A. H. Wilkinson 2007

        Book Essential E-BOOK

    2. Encyclopedias 5 items
      1. Encyclopedia of the archaeology of ancient Egypt - Kathryn A. Bard, Steven Blake Shubert 1999

        Book Essential

      2. Lexikon der Ägyptologie - Wolfgang Helck, Eberhard Otto 1975-

        Book  Multi-volume encyclopedia, includes German, English and French articles.

      3. The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Egypt - Donald B. Redford 2001

        Book Essential E-BOOK

      4. Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings: 1: The Theban necropolis - Bertha Porter, Ethel W. Burney, Rosalind L. B. Moss, Griffith Institute 1960

        Book Essential OPEN ACCESS E-BOOK. Multi-volume publication, organised topographically. Consult all volumes.

    3. Two good sources for maps, but not to be cited in bibliographies, unless for maps, but useful background and bibliographies 2 items
      1. Cultural atlas of Ancient Egypt - John Baines, Jaromír Málek 2000

        Book Essential

      2. The Penguin historical atlas of ancient Egypt - Bill Manley, Swanston Graphics Limited 1996

        Book Essential

  2. Session 1 – Ancient Egypt in London: Introduction 1 item
    1. No readings are required for Session 1. Interested students can start on the reading for Session 2.

  3. Session 2 – The production of ancient Egypt 11 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Wondrous curiosities: ancient Egypt at the British Museum - Stephanie Moser, British Museum c2006

        Book Essential CHAPTER 3, PP. 65-92.

      2. Whose pharaohs?: archaeology, museums, and Egyptian national identity from Napoleon to World War I - Donald M. Reid c2002

        Book Essential E-BOOK. PAGES 103-107, 159-163, 237-239, 275-278

      3. Ancient Egypt and the archaeology of the disenfranchised - Sandra A. Scham

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Other reading 8 items
      1. Conflicted Antiquities - Elliott Colla 21/12/2007

        Book Recommended E-BOOK. Read Introduction and Chapter 1: pp. 1–66.

      2. The poetics of Egyptian museum practice - Wendy Doyon 2008

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      3. Ancient Egypt in medieval Arabic writings - Okasha El Daly

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      4. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

        Book Recommended

      5. Egyptology, ancient Egypt and the American imagination - Bruce G. Trigger

        Article Recommended TEACHING COLLECTION 3098

      6. For student presentations, also consult: 1 item
  4. Session 3 – On the way to statehood 19 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. The rise of complex society and early civilization - Kathryn A. Bard

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading. PP. 93-131.

      2. Theories of state formation - E. Christiane Kohler

        Chapter Essential

    2. Other reading 17 items
      1. Predynastic Egypt - Barbara Adams 1988

        Book Recommended

      2. Protodynastic Egypt - Barbara Adams, Krzysztof M. Ciałowicz 1997

        Book Recommended

      3. The archaeology of ancient Egypt: beyond pharaohs - Douglas J. Brewer 2012

        Book Recommended CHAPTERS 3-5

      4. Dawn of Egyptian art - Diana Craig Patch, Marianne Eaton-Krauss, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) c2011

        Book Recommended

      5. The Oxford history of ancient Egypt - Ian Shaw 2003

        Book Recommended E-BOOK. PP. 16-56.

      6. Early Egypt: the rise of civilisation in the Nile Valley - A. Jeffrey Spencer 1993

        Book Recommended PP. 9-48.

      7. Aspects of early Egypt - A. Jeffrey Spencer, British Museum 1996

        Book Recommended

      8. Before the pyramids: the origins of Egyptian civilization - Emily Teeter, University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. Museum 2011

        Book Recommended E-BOOK

      9. The archaeology of early Egypt: social transformations in North-East Africa, 10,000 to 2650 BC - D. Wengrow 2006

        Book Recommended

      10. The ancient Egyptian state: the origins of Egyptian culture (c. 8000-2000 BC) - Robert J. Wenke 2009

        Book Recommended

      11. Additional web resources 4 items
        1. Naqada

          Webpage Recommended Electronic resource

        2. Archaic Egypt Index

          Webpage Recommended Electronic resource

        3. Hierakonpolis Online - Home

          Website Recommended Electronic resource

  5. Session 4 – Ruling ancient Egypt 11 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. Communication and display: the integration of early Egyptian art and writing - John Baines 09/1989

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      2. On the Status and Purposes of Ancient Egyptian Art - John Baines 1994-4

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. Other reading 9 items
      1. Royal and divine statuary - B. Bryan

        Chapter Recommended

      2. The human image in Old Kingdom non royal reliefs - N. Cherpion

        Chapter Recommended

      3. On Egyptian Art - H. Frankfort 1932

        Article Recommended Electronic journal. Review of Schafer.

      4. Portrait versus Ideal Image - Laboury, Dimitri

        Article Recommended Electronic resource

      5. Art - G. Robins

        Chapter Recommended E-BOOK

      6. Principles of Egyptian art - Heinrich Schäfer, Emma Brunner-Traut, John Baines, E. H. Gombrich 2002

        Book Recommended In the afterword the editor Emma Brunner-Traut introduces the term 'aspective'.

      7. For student presentations, also consult: 2 items
  6. Session 5 – Gender, society and daily life 14 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: characters and collections 2015

        Book Essential E-BOOK

      2. Ancient Egypt: anatomy of a civilization - Barry J. Kemp 2006

        Book Essential E-BOOK. Read Chapter 5: pp. 193–24.

    2. Other reading 10 items
      1. The first hundred years: Egyptology at University College London, 1892-1992 - Rosalind Janssen, Petrie Museum of Egyptology 1992

        Book Recommended

      2. Growing up in ancient Egypt - Rosalind Janssen, Jac. J. Janssen 1996

        Book Recommended

      3. Growing up and getting old in ancient Egypt - Rosalind Janssen, Jac. J. Janssen, Rosalind Janssen, Rosalind Janssen 2007

        Book Recommended

      4. Concept of the family in Ancient Egyptian literature - R. J. Leprohon 1999

        Article Recommended TEACHING COLLECTION INST ARCH 2869

      5. Private life in New Kingdom Egypt - Lynn Meskell c2002

        Book Recommended ESPECIALLY CHAPTER 4

      6. Objects of daily use, with 1800 figures from University College / W.M.F. Petrie - W. M. Flinders Petrie, 1853-1942 Egyptian Research Account.; British School of Archaeology in Egypt.; University College, London.

        Book Recommended ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK

      7. Women in ancient Egypt - Gay Robins 1993

        Book Recommended

      8. Women and Children in Peril. Pregnancy, Birth and Infant Mortality in Ancient Egypt - G. Robins 1995

        Article Recommended TEACHING COLLECTION INST ARCH 2868

    3. For student presentations, also consult: 2 items
  7. Session 6 – Wider horizons of Egypt: African, Asian, Mediterranean 11 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Kush and Egypt; Kerma and Kush - David N. Edwards

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading : Read pp. 78–79, 101–111.

      2. Egypt and the Levant - Gregory Duncan Mumford

        Chapter Essential E-BOOK

    2. Other reading 8 items
      1. Read: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt - K. Bard

        Book Recommended E-BOOK. Read Chapters 7.10–8.1, pp. 208–234.

      2. Ã�gypten und Levante / Egypt and the Levant - Manfred Bietak Prudence O. Harper Dorothea Arnold, Felix Arnold and Susan Allen Joan Aruz Manfred Bietak and Nannó Marinatos Peter Jánosi Vassos Karageorghis J. A. MacGillivray Mechthild. J. Mellink Maria C. Shaw and Machteld Mellink Malcolm Wiener, Joan Aruz, Sandy MacGillivray, Ellen Davis, Manfred Bietak, Machteld Mellink, Dorothea Arnold, Edith Porada, Philip Betancourt, Vassos Karageorghis, Guenter Kopcke, James Wright and James Muhly 2307

        Journal Recommended Electronic journal. ALL PAPERS IN THIS VOLUME ARE RELEVANT - THIS IS A COLLECTED VOLUME ON THIS SUBJECT: 'Trade, power and cultural exchange: Hyksos Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean world 1800-1500 Bc'.

      3. Brotherhood of kings: how international relations shaped the ancient Near East - Amanda H. Podany 2010

        Book Recommended CHAPTERS 7 AND 8

      4. Wretched Kush: ethnic identities and boudaries in Egypt's Nubian empire - Stuart Tyson Smith 2003

        Book Recommended

      5. The Egyptian world - Toby A. H. Wilkinson 2007

        Book Recommended E-BOOK. Read Section VII: pp. 401–487.

  8. Session 7 – Ancient Egyptian afterlives 14 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
    2. Other reading 12 items
      1. Some aspects of the non-royal afterlife in the Old Kingdom - J. P. Allen

        Chapter Recommended Electronic resource

      2. Death and salvation in ancient Egypt - Jan Assmann 2005

        Book Recommended E-BOOK

      3. Hieroglyphs and the afterlife in ancient Egypt - Werner Forman, Stephen Quirke c1996

        Book Recommended

      4. Burial customs in ancient Egypt: life in death for rich and poor - Wolfram Grajetzki c2003

        Book Recommended

      5. The mummy in ancient Egypt: equipping the dead for eternity - Salima Ikram, Aidan Dodson 1998

        Book Recommended

      6. The decorative and funerary arts during the reign of Amenhotep III - A. Kozloff

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Redefining funerary objects - Geraldine Pinch

        Chapter Recommended

      8. Death and the afterlife in ancient Egypt - John H. Taylor 2001

        Book Recommended

      9. Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the dead - John H. Taylor, British Museum 2010

        Book Recommended

      10. For student presentations, also consult: 2 items
        1. Aspects of Egyptian Religion

          Webpage Recommended Electronic resource

  9. Session 8 – Ancient Egypt in London 15 items
    1. Essential reading 1 item
      1. Conflicted Antiquities - Elliott Colla 21/12/2007

        Book Essential E-BOOK. Read Introduction and Chapter 1: pp.1-66.

    2. Other reading 3 items
      1. Imperialist appropriations of Egyptian obelisks - Fekri Hassan

        Chapter Recommended

    3. For the sarcophagus of Seti I, also consult: 7 items
      1. John Soane: an accidental romantic - Gillian Darley, John Soane c1999

        Book Recommended

      2. The ancient Egyptian books of the afterlife - Erik Hornung, David Lorton c1999

        Book Recommended

      3. The complete Valley of the Kings: tombs and treasures of Egypt's greatest pharaohs - Nicholas Reeves, Richard H. Wilkinson 1996

        Book Recommended Read pp. 137–139.

    4. For 'Cleopatra's needle', also consult: 4 items
      1. Obelisks: quarrying, transporting and erecting - Karl Martin

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Obelisks in exile - Erik Iversen 1968-1972

        Book Recommended

      3. Obelisks in ancient Egypt

        Webpage Recommended Electronic resource

  10. Session 9 – Multiple object lives: Egyptian and Egyptianising objects 11 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. The cultural biography of objects - Chris Gosden, Yvonne Marshall

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. Other reading 7 items
      1. The Egyptian revival: Ancient Egypt as the inspiration for design motifs in the west - James Stevens Curl, James Stevens Curl 2005

        Book Recommended

      2. Egypt in London – entertainment and commerce in the 20th century metropolis - Chris Elliott, Katherine Griffis-Greenberg, Richard Lunn

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Egyptomania: Egypt in western art, 1730-1930 - Jean-Marcel Humbert, Michael Pantazzi, Christiane Ziegler, National Museum of Canada c1994

        Book Recommended

      4. Ancient Egyptian materials and technology - Paul T. Nicholson, Ian Shaw 2000

        Book Recommended

      5. Objects of daily use, with 1800 figures from University College - W. M. Flinders Petrie, Egyptian Research Account, British School of Archaeology in Egypt, University College, London 1927

        Book Recommended ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK

      6. Craft production and technology - Anna Stevens, Mark Ecclestone

        Chapter Recommended E-BOOK

    3. For Egyptianising monuments and architecture in London, also consult: 2 items
  11. Session 10 – Re-presenting Egypt 11 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. Memory and knowledge in Egyptian tomb painting - Betsy M. Bryan 2009

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. Additional reading 7 items
      1. Overcoming death – the private tombs at Thebes - Friederike Kampp-Seyfried

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Ancient Egypt: anatomy of a civilization - Barry J. Kemp 1989

        Book Recommended Read pp. 294-317 (of the 1st edition which is not available online!) on the socio-economic classification of New Kingdom society.

      3. New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period, 1552–664 BC - David O'Connor, B. G. Trigger, B. J. Kemp, D. OConnor

        Chapter Recommended Read pp.191-194

    3. For the tomb chapel of Nebamun see also: 2 items
      1. The painted tomb chapel of Nebamun - R. B. Parkinson, Kevin Lovelock 2008

        Book Essential

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