The Spirit of Ancient Egypt

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Algora Publishing, 2001 - History - 281 pages
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A mosaic of details and charming tales, an intriguing portrait of life in the oldest of civilizations.
 

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Contents

DAILY LIFE
15
2 Family Life
21
3 Homes and Furnishings
31
4 Food and Drink
37
5 Dress and Jewelry
45
6 Wigs and Cosmetics
51
7 Recreation
59
8 Labor and Crafts
67
19 Festivals
155
20 Magic and Spells
161
21 Dreams and Divination
169
22 Kings and Conquerors
177
23 Queens
195
24 Battles and Warriors
203
25 The Pyramids
211
26 The Great Sphinx
219

9 Transportation
73
10 Early International Trade
79
11 Law and Government
83
BELIEFS
91
13 Death and Immortality
97
14 Deities
107
15 Creation Myths
121
16 Animal Worship
129
17 Symbolism
137
18 The Priesthood
147
27 Architecture
225
28 Art
235
29 Literature
243
30 Language and Hieroglyphics
253
31 Medicine
263
32 The Calendar
269
33 Stellar Wisdom
275
Further Readings
281
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About the author (2001)

Andrea Chapdelaine received her B.A. in psychology and justice studies from the University of New Hampshire and her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Connecticut. Now at Albright College, she is acting vice president of academic affairs and an associate professor in psychology. Previous articles on service-learning pedagogy have appeared in "Teaching of Psychology and CUR Quarterly,"

Ana Ruiz is an associate professor at Alvernia College. She earned a bachelor's degree at Catholic University of Pernambuco while growing up in Brazil. She completed her master's degree in cognitive development at Federal University of Pernambuco and obtained a doctoral degree in developmental psychology from Cornell University. She has used service-learning mostly in undergraduate research courses or outcome evaluations programs. In June 2003 she received a Campus Compact grant to identify the effect of service-learning experience on alumni employment choices in community engagement. She has also participated in several conferences discussing service-learning issues in general and the ethics of service-learning in particular.

Judith Warchal earned her B.A. in elementary/special education from King's College, her M.S. in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Scranton, and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Lehigh University. She is an associate professor of psychology and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Community Counseling at Alvernia College. She is a licensed psychologist with a clinical practice at the Center for Mental Health at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Her research interests include service-learning, program evaluation, and mental healthissues of the elderly.

Carole Wells is an associate professor of psychology and interim assistant dean at Kutztown University, She developed an interest in psychology while an undergraduate at LaSalle University. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology and human resource management from Temple University. In addition to service-learning as pedagogy, her research focuses on trust, strategies of influence, and leadership in organizations; post-retirement activities of leaders and nonleaders; and conflict and conflict resolution.

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