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Alan B. Lloyd

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199286188

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199286188.001.0001

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The Dialogue with Environment

The Dialogue with Environment

(p.173) 6 The Dialogue with Environment
Ancient Egypt

Alan B. Lloyd

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines how the ancient Egyptians efficiently exploited their physical environment to meet their economic requirements, extracting the maximum benefit from it and circumventing whatever deficiencies it presented. It discusses nutritional resources; acquisition of raw materials; the institutional infrastructure for production and distribution; and the communication network.

Keywords:   ancient Egyptians, physical environment, nutritional resources, raw materials, institutional infrastructure, communication network

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