The archaeology of urbanism in ancient Egypt : from the predynastic period to the end of the Middle Kingdom
Nadine Moeller (Author)
This book presents the latest archaeological evidence that makes a case for Egypt as an early urban society. It traces the emergence of urban features during the Predynastic period up to the disintegration of the powerful Middle Kingdom state (c.3500–1650 BC).
Print Book, English, 2016
Cambridge University Press, New York, 2016
xviii, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
ebook version :
1. Ancient urbanism and the case of Egypt; 2. Current and past studies of Egyptian settlements; 3. The environmental setting; 4. The origins of urban society; 5. The settlements of the Old Kingdom; 6. The layout of Old Kingdom houses; 7. The development of towns during the end of the Old Kingdom and the First Intermediate Period (c.2200–2100 BC); 8. The Middle Kingdom: town planning and internal colonization at its height; 9. House layouts in the Middle Kingdom; 10. Final conclusions.