Turning Points in World History - Ancient Egyptian Civilization (hardcover edition)

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9780737704808: Turning Points in World History - Ancient Egyptian Civilization (hardcover edition)

Chapters in this anthology examine the rise of Egyptian civilization; religious beliefs and practices; accomplishments in art, literature, and medicine; the decline of the empire; and the lasting influence of the first Egyptians.

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"There's a lot of material packed in here, but the brief annotation and summary of each article will help students decide where they want to start their research or reading. An appendix of primary source documents brings in the voices of the time."
-- Booklist (Febraury 2000) (Booklist 20000215)

"A chronological collection of excellent writings that reflect the peculiar and dramatic influences of a generation."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002) (School Library Journal 20020701)

"Each chapter has excerpts from books by scholars, political participants in the events under consideration, or eyewitnesses. Teachers will find this volume useful."
-- School Library Journal (June 2002) (School Library Journal 20020601)

"A wise purchase for those looking for an overview of or supplemental materials on the era. These essays might be useful for older students beginning a study of Western Civilization."
-- School Library Journal (April 2002) (School Library Journal 20020401)

"We can learn much from history and Greenhaven Press has a book series that brings history alive for students and educators. The Turning Points in World History series offers a vivid and eclectic view of major events in world history using thought, analyses, and conclusions of scholars and historians who contribute essays of revelation, connection, and provocation."
-- Exlectic Book Review (January - April 2001) (UNKNOWN 20010401)

"Although the value of this book lies in its information for reports, anyone interested in the subject will find the text fascinating."
-- School Library Journal (November 2000) (School Library Journal 20001101)

"This is a trustworthy research source, especially for students with little background in the period."
-- School Library Journal (May 2000) (School Library Journal 20000501)

"Excerpts from primary sources; an extensive, topically arranged list for further reading; a four-page chronology and a comprehensive index add to the value of this resource. Useful as report and debate materieal."
-- School Library Journal (November 1999) (School Library Journal 19991101)

"The clear, concise essays, written by noted scholars and historians, offer a fine opportunity for understanding the complex issues often overlooked...Students interested in further research will appreciate the excerpts from primary source documents and the extensive bibliography."
-- Booklist (September 1999) (Booklist 19990901)

"The lucid and thought-provoking essays are presented in a crisply designed format. High-school and junior-college libraries will find this a worthwhile purchase for the 200 shelves."
-- Booklist (January 1999) (Booklist 19990101)

From School Library Journal:

Grade 10 Up-A pithy and comprehensive book. Five chapters on the rise, royalty and religion, accomplishments, decline, and legacy of this ancient civilization are accompanied by a 14-page history of Egypt (with 2 maps), 23 reprints of primary-source documents, and reflective discussion questions. Several related asides are embedded in the chapters and six small illustrations add decoration and variety. The writing is clear and direct but the vocabulary is difficult. Overall, this is a good overview of ancient Egyptian culture, history, and events in a tight package.
John Palmer, Bryan & College Station Library System, Bryan, TX
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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