By David O'Connor,Andrew Reid

Geographically, Egypt is obviously at the African continent, but historic Egypt is in many instances considered as a non-African cultural shape. the importance of historical Egypt for the remainder of Africa is a hotly debated factor with advanced ramifications. This e-book considers how historical Egypt used to be dislocated from Africa, drawing on a variety of resources. It examines key matters corresponding to the facts for real contacts among Egypt and different early African cultures, and the way influential, or no longer, Egypt used to be on them. a few students argue that to its north Egypt's impression on Mediterranean civilization used to be downplayed through western scholarship. additional a box, at the African continent perceptions of historical Egypt have been coloured via biblical resources, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. an in depth choice of clean insights are supplied, numerous targeting cultural interactions among Egypt and Nubia from a thousand BCE to 500 CE, constructing a nuanced photograph of those interactions and describing the restrictions of an 'Egyptological' method of them.

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