Best Egyptian History Books
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1. The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own. This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country.
Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection.
This old-fashioned narrative history employs the methods of history from beneathliterature, epic traditions, private letters and accountsto connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.
2. Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
Author: by Barbara Mertz
January 25, 2011
A fascinating, erudite, and witty glimpse of the human side of ancient Egyptthis acclaimed classic work is now revised and updated for a new generationDisplaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring eye for fascinating detail, keen insight, and trenchant wit that have made the novels she writes (as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels) perennial New York Times bestsellers, internationally renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz brings a long-buried civilization to vivid life.
In Red Land, Black Land, she transports us back thousands of years and immerses us in the sights, aromas, and sounds of day-to-day living in the legendary desert realm that was ancient Egypt. Who were these people whose civilization has inspired myriad films, books, artwork, myths, and dreams, and who built astonishing monuments that still stagger the imagination five thousand years later?
What did average Egyptians eat, drink, wear, gossip about, and aspire to? What were their amusements, their beliefs, their attitudes concerning religion, childrearing, nudity, premarital sex? Mertz ushers us into their homes, workplaces, temples, and palaces to give us an intimate view of the everyday worlds of the royal and commoner alike.
3. The Campaigns of Napoleon
Author: by David G. Chandler
Scribner (March 1, 1973)
In this engrossing, (The New Yorker) vivid, and intensively researched volume, esteemed Napoleon scholar David Chandler outlines the military strategy that led the famous French emperor to his greatest victoriesand to his ultimate downfall. Napoleonic war was nothing if not complexan ever-shifting kaleidoscope of moves and intentions, which by themselves went a long way towards baffling and dazing his conventionally minded opponents into that state of disconcerting moral disequilibrium which so often resulted in their catastrophic defeat.
The Campaigns of Napoleon is a masterful analysis and insightful critique of Napoleon’s art of war as he himself developed and perfected it in the major military campaigns of his career. Napoleon disavowed any suggestion that he worked from formula (Je n’ai jamais eu un plan d’oprations), but military historian David Chandler demonstrates this was at best only a half-truth.
To be sure, every operation Napoleon conducted contained unique improvisatory features. But there were from the first to the last certain basic principles of strategic maneuver and battlefield planning that he almost invariably put into practice. To clarify these underlying methods, as well as the style of Napoleon’s fabulous intellect, Chandler examines in detail each campaign mounted and personally conducted by Napoleon, analyzing the strategies employed, revealing wherever possible the probable sources of his subject’s military ideas.
4. Veritas: a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife
Author: by Ariel Sabar
Scribe (September 1, 2020)
September 1, 2020
From National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Ariel Sabar, the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that engulfed Harvard. In 2012, Dr Karen King, a star professor at Harvard Divinity School, announced a blockbuster discovery at a scholarly conference just steps from the Vatican: she had found an ancient fragment of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene ‘my wife’. The tattered manuscript made international headlines.
If early Christians believed Jesus was married, it would upend the 2,000-year history of the world’s predominant faith, threatening not just the celibate, all-male priesthood but sacred teachings on marriage, sex, and women’s leadership. Biblical scholars were in an uproar, but King had impeccable credentials as a world-renowned authority on female figures in the lost Christian texts from Egypt known as the Gnostic gospels.
‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ as she provocatively titled her discovery was both a crowning career achievement and powerful proof for her arguments that Christianity from its start embraced alternative, and far more inclusive, voices. As debates over the manuscript’s authenticity raged, award-winning journalist Ariel Sabar set out to investigate a baffling mystery: where did this tiny scrap of papyrus come from?
5. The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History – Abridged Edition (Princeton Classics, 111)
Author: by Ibn Ibn Khaldûn
Princeton University Press
The Muqaddimah, often translated as “Introduction” or “Prolegomenon,” is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldn (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics.
The first complete English translation, by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal, was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series and received immediate acclaim in the United States and abroad. A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal’s masterful translation first appeared in 1969.
This Princeton Classics edition of the abridged version includes Rosenthal’s original introduction as well as a contemporary introduction by Bruce B.Lawrence. This volume makes available a seminal work of Islam and medieval and ancient history to twenty-first century audiences.
6. PreFlood: An Easy Journey Into the PreFlood World by Trey Smith (1) (Preflood to Nimrod to Exodus)
Author: by Trey Smith
Trey Smith Books
PreFlood is the BEST EXAMINATION of the the PREFLOOD WORLD ever in print. It is an easy walk-through, fully illustrated, full color images, complete with timelines and artifacts. The book examines and is a journey from the beginning of creation, the origin of time and reality, Genesis, Enoch, and more….
You will find this book contains the BEST debunking of Darwin’s 1859 Theory of Evolution, BEST debunking of “missing links,” and BEST all around journey into the world before the flood. The book also contains imagery and explanations as they relate to Nephilim, Fallen Angels, Demons…
And other creepy crawlies. It is also a journey through the precise and dimentional symbols of the Hebrew Book of Genesis, Book of Enoch and Book of Jasher. A ride like no-other on earth. A PreFlood journey by Trey Smith
7. The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States
Author: by Michael Haag
August 13, 2013
From Michael Haag, bestselling author of The Templars: The History and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, an exciting new look at the rise of Templar power and the saga of their destruction. Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was a religious order dedicated to defending the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims in the decades after the First Crusade.
Legendary for their bravery and dedication, the Templars became one of the wealthiest and most powerful bodies of the medieval worldand the chief defenders of Christian society against growing Muslim forces. In The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States, Haag masterfully details the conflicts and betrayals that sent this faction of powerful knights spiraling from domination to condemnation.
This stirring and thoroughly researched work of historical investigation includes maps and full-color photographs of important cultural sites, many of which doubled as battlefields during the Crusades.
8. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark Books)
Author: by Elizabeth Payne
For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt’s people, its pharaohs, and its golden days.
9. MA'AT 42 Plus GOD: Common Sense Approach Ideas to Living a Prosperous Life In Truth, Justice, Order, Balance and Love
Author: by LaTonya~Balkcom
“MAT 42 Plus God” (Pocket Edition) gives basic ideas on how to incorporate 42 Concepts/Principles/Negative Confessions into your life to experience a more loving, joyful, simplistic, yet fulfilling everyday living experience. A book, perhaps, that offers you a common-sense approach to living a more prosperous life.
The term “God” is used, and refers to The Totality of Creation Itself. Fear not: “MAT 42 Plus God” is NOT a religious book, but simply filled with a common-sense way of approaching LIFE. The 42 Principles/Concepts of MAT exudes the essence of “God.”We must Master a way to explain these Principles to our inner-selves in efforts to manifest our higher-self daily.
It’s time to reclaim or recover all parts of our Divine African Spirituality. Ancient Kemet recognized that MOST of what We need to get through Life with Purpose and Meaning already exists within our hearts. We simply need to tap into the powers within.
MAT also teaches how to create a self-directed Life that will bring Joy, Contentment, and a Renewed Sense of Purpose! We must learn to manifest in a likeness and image of Truth, Justice, Order, Balance, Harmony, Peace, Reciprocity, and Love.
10. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Author: by Michael B. Oren
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first comprehensive account of the epoch-making Six-Day War, from the author of Allynow featuring a fiftieth-anniversary retrospective Though it lasted for only six tense days in June, the 1967 Arab-Israeli war never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades, from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada, is a direct consequence of those six days of fighting.
Writing with a novelist’s command of narrative and a historian’s grasp of fact and motive, Michael B. Oren reconstructs both the lightning-fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the world. Extraordinary personalitiesMoshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser, Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosyginrose and toppled from power as a result of this war; borders were redrawn; daring strategies brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in a matter of hours.
And the balance of power changedin the Middle East and in the world. A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative, Six Days of War is the most important book on the Middle East conflict to appear in a generation.
11. The Teachings of Ptahhotep: The Oldest Book in the World
Author: by Ptahhotep
2016 Reprint of 1909 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Originally published as “The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep” and also as “The Maxims of Ptahhotep,” the work is believed by some scholars to be the oldest book in the world.
Authorship is attributed to Ptahhotep, a vizier under King Isesi of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (ca.2414-2375 BC). It is a collection of maxims and advice in the sebayt (“teaching”) genre on human relations and are provided as instruction for his son.
The work survives today in papyrus copies, including the Prisse Papyrus which dates from the Middle Kingdom and is on display at the Bibliothque Nationale in Paris. There are considerable differences between the Prisse Papyrus version and the two texts at the British Museum.
The 1906 translation by Battiscombe Gunn, published as part of the “Wisdom of the East” series and which is reprinted here, was made directly from the Prisse Papyrus, in Paris, rather than from copies. Some lessons include: Learning by listening to everybody and knowing that human knowledge is never perfect are a leitmotif.
12. Exodus: The Exodus Revelation by Trey Smith (3) (Preflood to Nimrod to Exodus)
Author: by Trey Smith
Trey Smith Books
Exodus: This presentation of the Exodus is likely the mos most unusual in the world. It is a factual journey through the real Joseph, and the real Pharaoh of the Exodus. Greater than all this, the evidence of the real Exodus is brought to life.
The book is Full Color with charts, graphs, and HD Imagery by Trey Smith. Exodus by Trey Smith is likely one of the BEST PRESENTATIONS of the EXODUS ever presented. Each plague of the Exodus is shown to repesent a “god” of Egypt, that is being challenged by the TRUE GOD of the universe.
These “gods” begin with a message to the serpent. Each god and his cooresponding plague is brought to life in HD imagery and step-by-step explanation. We begin the book with the true identity of Osiris ~ Egypt’s “god of the dead.” And, his father Amun, who is one of the gransons of Noah’s son Ham.
We go through the full evidence of Joseph in Egypt. Further, we take a journey to where the Hebrews lived in Egypt, right next to the Pharaoh of the Exodus. Also, the imagery of the priests throwing their staffs to become snakes on ancient tomb walls.
13. Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt's Roaring '20s
Author: by Raphael Cormack
A vibrant portrait of the talented and entrepreneurial women who defined an era in Cairo. One of the world’s most multicultural cities, twentieth-century Cairo was a magnet for the ambitious and talented. During the 1920s and ’30s, a vibrant music, theater, film, and cabaret scene flourished, defining what it meant to be a modern Egyptian.
Women came to dominate the Egyptian entertainment industryas stars of the stage and screen but also as impresarias, entrepreneurs, owners, and promoters of a new and strikingly modern entertainment industry. Raphael Cormack unveils the rich histories of independent, enterprising women like vaudeville star Rose al-Youssef (who launched one of Cairo’s most important newspapers); nightclub singer Mounira al-Mahdiyya (the first woman to lead an Egyptian theater company) and her great rival, Oum Kalthoum (still venerated for her soulful lyrics); and other fabulous female stars of the interwar period, a time marked by excess and unheard-of freedom of expression.
14. Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire
Author: by Caroline Finkel
The definitive history of the Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and most influential empires in world history. Its reach extended to three continents and it survived for more than six centuries, but its history is too often colored by the memory of its bloody final throes on the battlefields of World War I.
In this magisterial work-the first definitive account written for the general reader-renowned scholar and journalist Caroline Finkel lucidly recounts the epic story of the Ottoman Empire from its origins in the thirteenth century through its destruction in the twentieth.
15. When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History
Author: by Massoud Hayoun
WINNER OF THE ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRThe stunning debut of a brilliant nonfiction writer whose vivid account of his grandparents’ lives in Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, and Los Angeles reclaims his family’s Jewish Arab identity There was a time when being an “Arab” didn’t mean you were necessarily Muslim.
It was a time when Oscar Hayoun, a Jewish Arab, strode along the Nile in a fashionable suit, long before he and his father arrived at the port of Haifa to join the Zionist state only to find themselves hosed down with DDT and then left unemployed on the margins of society.
In that time, Arabness was a mark of cosmopolitanism, of intellectualism. Today, in the age of the Likud and ISIS, Oscar’s son, the Jewish Arab journalist Massoud Hayoun whom Oscar raised in Los Angeles, finds his voice by telling his family’s story.
To reclaim a worldly, nuanced Arab identity is, for Hayoun, part of the larger project to recall a time before ethnic identity was mangled for political ends. It is also a journey deep into a lost age of sophisticated innocence in the Arab world; an age that is now nearly lost.
16. America is the True Old World, Volume II: The Promised Land (Volume II of IV)
Author: by Amunhotep Chavis El-Bey
America is the True Old World, Volume II: The Promised Land, is the ancient American history book that you all have been waiting on, since this book is destined to rewrite history with the discoveries contained within this book. This book comes complete with 9 chapters and with over 70 color illustrations to highlight the beauty and sophistication of the old world.
This book is not your traditional history book; therefore, it is not for the faint hearted. This Ancient American history book is jam-packed with information and after reading this revolutionary book, you will never look at history the same way again, because history is not how we know it.
Could the East really be a reflection of the West? Is the West really the far East? This book will answer these questions for you and some more. If you love to think outside of the box, and are just fed up with the lies of traditional history books, this is your history book, and I assure you that you will love it.
America is the True Old World, volume II, challenges the status quo with the discoveries of ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, India Superior (Asia Major), Sumer, Cush, Ethiopia, Ancient Ghana, Jerusalem, the Kingdom of Mali, Timbuctoo, the Kingdom of Fez, Tripoli, Mecca, Morocco, Mauritania, ancient Arabia, Rome & Greece, the garden of Eden, cities of gold (Cibola and El Dorado), and so much more, all located in the Americas.