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Book Report: Jon Mancip White's "Everyday Life In Ancient Egypt" A Four Paged Double Spaced Book Report Which Recieved An A++ In My Western Civ Honors Class

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Book Report: Jon White's "Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt" World Book's encyclopedia refers to Ancient Egypt as the birthplace of one of the world's first civilizations. Jon White very well illustrates Ancient Egyptian life and while doing so is sure to include much detail and point of view. He covers many of the core features of Egyptian life, and explains each one's significance. Jon White's "Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt" goes into physical, social, and economic points and aspects in ancient Egypt. As mentioned with great detail, over the course of approximately three thousand years, from around 3200 B.C.E to around 330 B.C.E., thirty individual dynasties are discussed along with their conquests and downfalls. Beginning with the founder of Egypt's first dynasty, White brings up King Menes and greatly and informingly constructs ideas and facts about the numerous people and/or dynasties that ruled. Not to forget the doings of Nectanebo the second who is more formerly known as the last of the Native Pharaohs towards the end of the thirteenth dynasty. The book then takes an interesting approach to give the reader a mental picture of the historical sites and key cities. Along the Nile, one by one the reader thoroughly investigates the cities. Such cities include Memphis, Thebes or Tel el-Amarna. Also, both upper and lower Egypt are taken into account and are addressed in the book. Other emphasized ideas and aspects in the book relate to Egyptian civilization. Their civilization can be broken down to past times, individual and private stories and lives, along with social configuration. Not only does White give a description and go into detail about each topic, but examples also take part in the book's elucidation. White also makes sure to include the changes that occurred throughout the era, and the defined line between life pre and post dynastic life. Since the main focus of the book is stated in the title "Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt," White does not stress historical dates, etc. The book ensures to stick to the title, and work more around social perspective and daily aspects. Pyramids are an example of the Egyptians' engineering skills. Nevertheless these architectural figures are not the only sign of progress the ancient Egyptians made. Other progressions made are sculpture, industrial arts, sciences, astronomy, painting, and navigation. Many of these along with the following apply to the concept of civilization developing in a cumulative fashion. One example of this is the huge step the Egyptians took from exchanging the use of mud bricks, which became an issue when weather came into play, for stone bricks. An advance in astronomy made is the Egyptian created 365-day solar calendar, which is used to this day in the world. Another example White gives of Ancient Egyptian lifestyle evolving and still being used up to this day is their creation of hieroglyphics. Although the actual or exact symbols are not to date, it...

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