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By David O'Connor,Andrew Reid

Geographically, Egypt is obviously at the African continent, but historical Egypt is normally 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 ebook considers how historic Egypt was once dislocated from Africa, drawing on quite a lot of resources. It examines key matters similar to the facts for genuine contacts among Egypt and different early African cultures, and the way influential, or now not, Egypt used to be on them. a few students argue that to its north Egypt's impression on Mediterranean civilization was once downplayed by way of western scholarship. extra a box, at the African continent perceptions of historic Egypt have been coloured by way of biblical assets, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. an in depth choice of clean insights are supplied, a number of concentrating on cultural interactions among Egypt and Nubia from one thousand BCE to 500 CE, constructing a nuanced photo of those interactions and describing the constraints of an 'Egyptological' method of them.

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