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Ancient Egypt: State and Society

Alan B. Lloyd


This book attempts to define, analyse, and evaluate the institutional and ideological systems which empowered and sustained one of the most successful civilizations of the ancient world for a period in excess of three and a half millennia. The book adopts the premise that all societies are the product of a continuous dialogue with their physical context — understood in the broadest sense — and that, in order to achieve a successful symbiosis with this context, they develop an interlocking set of systems, defined by historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists as culture. Culture, therefore, ... More

Keywords: institutional system, ideological system, culture, Egypt, Egyptian culture, society, cultural shock

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286188
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan B. Lloyd, author
Professor Emeritus, The Department of History and Classics, Swansea University