Egypt’s culture, mythology and great past have had a significant impact on other ancient civilizations. Egypt’s cultural revolution, technology and civilization were the building blocks of the Greek and the Roman Empires. Situated within the Fertile Crescent, Ancient Egypt has had a significant influence on western European traditions, economics and trade, as well as philosophy and thought, from the earliest times until the Roman and Byzantine Empires. Look deeply into Europe’s ancient past, and you will see imagery, ideas, and concepts borrowed from Egypt.In this book, you will learn about:Egyptian gods and goddessesEgyptian cosmologyThe Egyptian creation mythThe Legend of OsirisThere is also a BONUS chapter on the Mysteries of Isis.- Basic Brief Introductions...
Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 110 pages
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Sepia-tinted photos from over 50 years ago show striking facial tattoos of women from indigenous populations in Algeria. But documentation of these women has faded like the aged photographs. In Algeria today the actual practice of facial tattooing is disappearing along with the older generation. One particular indigenous group losing this cultural marker is the Chaouia of the Aur...
Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 33 pages
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HEART OF DARKNESS (1899) is a novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between London and Africa as places of darkness.Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism.Originally published as a three-part serial story in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has be...
Genre: History, Africa, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary
Size: 76 pages
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James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) was an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and historian. After completing his PhD at the University of Berlin in 1894, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago.In 1901 he became director of the Haskell Oriental Museum at the university, where he continued to concentrate on Egypt. In 1905 Breasted was promoted to professor, and was the first chair in Egyptology and Oriental History in the United States. In 1919 he became the founder of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, a center for interdisciplinary study of ancient civilizations. Breasted was a committed field researcher, and had a productive interest in recording and interpreting ancient writings, especially from sources and structures that he feared may be lost forever....
Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
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This controversial, oft-suppressed work is a fascinating glimpse into the practice of white slavery. In White Slavery in the Barbary States captivity expert Charles Sumner takes a detailed look at the white slave markets which flourished on the Barbary Coast of North Africa, which included the Ottoman provinces of Algeria, Tunisia and Tripolitania and the independent sultanate of Morocco, between the 16th and middle of the 18th century....
Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction
Size: 112 pages
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