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Some Royal Portraits of the Middle Kingdom in Ancien Egypt

Author : Cyril Aldred
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The Middle Kingdom

Author : Samuel Wells Williams
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The middle kingdom a survey of the Chinese empire and its inhabitants

Author : Samuel Wells Williams
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The Middle Kingdom

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Ancient Egypt Transformed

Author : Adela Oppenheim
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The Middle Kingdom (ca. 2030–1650 B.C.) was a transformational period in ancient Egypt, during which older artistic conventions, cultural principles, religious beliefs, and political systems were revived and reimagined. Ancient Egypt Transformed presents a comprehensive picture of the art of the Middle Kingdom, arguably the least known of Egypt’s three kingdoms and yet one that saw the creation of powerful, compelling works rendered with great subtlety and sensitivity. The book brings together nearly 300 diverse works— including sculpture, relief decoration, stelae, jewelry, coffins, funerary objects, and personal possessions from the world’s leading collections of Egyptian art. Essays on architecture, statuary, tomb and temple relief decoration, and stele explore how Middle Kingdom artists adapted forms and iconography of the Old Kingdom, using existing conventions to create strikingly original works. Twelve lavishly illustrated chapters, each with a scholarly essay and entries on related objects, begin with discussions of the distinctive art that arose in the south during the early Middle Kingdom, the artistic developments that followed the return to Egypt’s traditional capital in the north, and the renewed construction of pyramid complexes. Thematic chapters devoted to the pharaoh, royal women, the court, and the vital role of family explore art created for different strata of Egyptian society, while others provide insight into Egypt’s expanding relations with foreign lands and the themes of Middle Kingdom literature. The era’s religious beliefs and practices, such as the pilgrimage to Abydos, are revealed through magnificent objects created for tombs, chapels, and temples. Finally, the book discusses Middle Kingdom archaeological sites, including excavations undertaken by the Metropolitan Museum over a number of decades. Written by an international team of respected Egyptologists and Middle Kingdom specialists, the text provides recent scholarship and fresh insights, making the book an authoritative resource.

China Travels and Investigations in the Middle Kingdom

Author : James Harrison Wilson
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The Middle Kingdom a Survey of the Chinese Empire and Its Inhabitants With a New Map of the Empire and Illustrations Principally Engraved by J W Orr Third Edition Etc

Author : Samuel Wells Williams
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Ancient Egyptian Literature Volume I

Author : Miriam Lichtheim
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First published in 1973 – and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 – this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world’s earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including biographical and historical inscriptions carved on stone, the various classes of literary works written with pen on papyrus, and the mortuary literature that focuses on life after death. Introduced with a new foreword by Antonio Loprieno. Volume II shows the culmination of these literary genres within the single period known as the New Kingdom (1550-1080 B.C.). With a new foreword by Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert. Volume III spans the last millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the tenth century B.C. to the beginning of the Christian era. With a new foreword by Joseph G. Manning.

Return to the Middle Kingdom

Author : Yuan-tsung Chen
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The author chronicles three generations of her late husband's family, all of who fought against the injustices they encountered in their homeland of China.

The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt

Author : Wolfram Grajetzki
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For the ancient Egyptians, the Middle Kingdom (c 2000-1700 BC) was a classical period of art, history and literature. This book examines the evidence for the culture, history and society of both central and provincial Egypt at the time, revealing the wealth of the entire country.

The Representations of Women in the Middle Kingdom Tombs of Officials

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The Presidency and the Middle Kingdom

Author : Michael P. Riccards
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In this book Michael Riccards, renowned scholar of the American presidency, focuses his study on the vagaries of presidential leadership between nations. Tracing the history of the often difficult and contentious diplomatic relations between the United States and China, Riccards describes and analyzes various meetings and interactions. He concludes that war and trade necessities intimately bound the histories of both nations--often in spite of their individual rhetoric and initiatives. Students and scholars whose focus is the points of contact between U.S. and Asian history will find this book essential reading.

Egyptian Titles of the Middle Kingdom

Author : Henry George Fischer
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Middle Egyptian Literature

Author : James P. Allen
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This volume provides original texts as well as translations of the major works of Middle Kingdom literature.

The Middle Kingdom

Author : Samuel Wells Williams
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Middle Kingdom

Author : Andrea Barrett
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A woman attending an international science conference falls forever out of love with her husband and very much in love with China and its magnificent culture. Reprint.

The Middle Kingdom

Author : Diarmuid A. MacManus
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"No matter what one doubts", wrote Yeats, "one never doubts the faeries for...they stand to reason." The author, a friend of both Yeats and the great folklorist Douglas Hyde, is a staunch believer in "the ancient and continuing spirit life of the cou

Ancient Egyptian Autobiographies Chiefly of the Middle Kingdom

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The Middle Kingdom

Author : David Wingrove
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The year is 2196. After more than a century of peace and stability, Chung Kuo - the great Empire of Ice controlled by seven ruling kings, the T'ang - has finally been shaken. Lwo Kang, Minister of the Edict - the legal instrument that prevents change - has been assassinated; blown away while in the imperial solarium.

Two Treasurers of the Late Middle Kingdom

Author : Wolfram Grajetzki
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Grajetzki explores a number of both published and unpublished sources to uncover the lives and work of two treasurers of the mid-13th Dynasty and the people around them. Evidence taken from stelae reveals a picture of administration and different levels of responsibility and authority among the officials of this period.