american university in cairo press

yellowmoya  asked:

Could you recommend some good Egypt history books? Especially about your favourite ladies?


For an Overview of Ancient Egypt

Baines, John and Jaromir Malek. Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Manley, Bill. The Penguin Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Hammondsworth, 1996.

Nicholson, Paul and Ian Shaw. The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Press, 2008.

Schulz, R and M Seidel. Egypt, World of the Pharaohs. Cologne, 1998.

Wilkinson, Richard H. Egyptology Today. New York, 2008.


Dodson, Aidan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson, 2010.

Kemp, Barry. Ancient Egypt Anatomy of a Civilisation. 2nd Edition. New York, 2006.

Kemp, Barry. The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Cairo: American University Press, 2012.

Shaw, Ian. The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Literature/Ancient Texts

Lichtheim, Miriam. Ancient Egyptian Literature. 3 vols. Berkley, 1975-1980.

Simpson, William Kelly. The Litertaure of Ancient Egypt. Yale, 2003.


Assmann, Jan. The Search for God in Ancient Egypt. Trans. D Lorton. London: Ithica, 2001.

Hart, George. The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Grajetzki, Wolfram. Burrial Customs in Ancient Egypt. London, 2003.

Hornung, Eric. Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt. The One and the Many. Trans. J Baines. New York: Ithica, 1996.

Wilkinson, Richard H. The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. New York, 2000.

Material Culture

Ikram, Salima and Aidan Dodson. The Tomb in Ancient Egypt. Royal and Private Sepulchres from the Early Dynastic Period to the Romans. London: Thames & Hudson, 2005.

Nicholson, Paul and Ian Shaw. Ancient Materials and Technologies. Cambridge, 2005.

Shaw, Ian. Ancient Egyptian Technology and Innovation. Transformations in Pharonic Material Culture. London, 2012.

Art and Architecture

Dieter, Arnold. The Encycopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture. English Edition. New York, 2003.

Robins, Gay. The Art of Ancient Egypt. 2nd Edition. Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Lehner, Mark. The Complete Pyramids. London, 1997.

Schafer, Heinrich. Principles of Egyptian Art. Trans. J Baines. Revised English Edition. Oxford: Griffith Institute, 1986.


Renfew, Colin and Paul Bahn. Archaeology. Theories, Methods and Practise. 6th Edition. London: Thames & Hudson, 2012.

Wendrich, Willeke. Egyptian Archaeology. Oxford, 2010.

Women in Egypt

L. Minniche, Royal Family, in Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt.  Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2001

A. R. Schulman, Diplomatic Marriage in the New Kingdom, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul., 1979), 177-193.

Robins, Gay. Women in Ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Press, 1993.

G. Robins, Queens, in Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt.  Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2001

Tydesley, Joyce.  Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. London: Penguin. 2001

Tyldesley, Joyce. Daughters of Isis. London: Penguin. 1995.

Tyldesley has also has a book on Nefertiti and Hatshepsut I do believe, but I haven’t read them.

There unfortunately aren’t a lot of volumes specifically dedicated to Queens, however there are definitely sections on them in the biographies of their Pharaoh Husbands.

Hope I was of some help.