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Nicolas Grimal

Autor(a) de A history of ancient Egypt

13+ Works 483 Membros 7 Críticas

About the Author

Image credit: Nicolas Grimal le 13 novembre 2006 lors de son élection à l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris, France

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Obras por Nicolas Grimal

Associated Works

Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids (1999) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
The Pharaohs (2002) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Grimal, Nicolas-Christophe
Nome legal
Grimal, Nicolas-Christophe
Data de nascimento
1948-11-13
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
France
Local de nascimento
Libourne, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Locais de residência
France
Educação
PhD
Ocupações
Egyptologist
Relações
Grimal, Pierre (father)
Organizações
Collège de France (Professeur ∙ 'Chaire d'égyptologie' ∙ 2000)
Centre universitaire méditerranéen de Nice (Président de la 'chaire de l'Égypte' ∙ 2000)
Université de Paris-Sorbonne - Paris-IV (Professeur ∙ Egyptologie ∙ [1988, 2000])
Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier-III (Maître assistant ∙ puis maître de conférences ∙ [1981, 1988])
Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire, Egypte (Membre scientifique ∙ [1977, 1981] ∙ [1989, 1999])
Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (Assistant en égyptologie ∙ [1973, 1977]) (mostrar todos 15)
Lycée Michel-Anguier, Eu, Seine-Maritime (Professeur, Lettres classiques, 1972l1973)
Centre pédagogique régional de Paris (Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Lycée Lakanal, Lycée Blaise Pascal d’Orsay, Professeur, 1971l1972)
Centre franco-égyptien d'étude des temples de Karnak (Directeur scientifique ∙ [1990, 2005])
Commission consultative des recherches archéologiques à l’étranger (Secrétaire général ∙ 2014)
Institut d'Égypte, Le Caire (Membre)
Deutsches Archäolo-gisches Institut, Berlin, Allemagne (Membre correspondant)
Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (Membre ∙ 2006)
Académie des sciences de Vienne, Archäologie und Altertumswissenschaften, Autriche (Membre correspondant ∙ Conseiller scientifique)
Académie des Sciences d'outre-mer (Membre ∙ 2016)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Commandeur dans l'ordre des Palmes académiques
Officier dans l'ordre national du Mérite
Chevalier dans l'ordre national de la Légion d'honneur

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A brilliant account of this fascinating time in history that no-one interested in the subject should be without.
 
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MFRizzi | 6 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2014 |
Les incessantes révisions qu'opère l'égyptologie - une discipline somme toute récente - sont parfois longues à sortir du milieu des spécialistes. Ainsi, pour la plupart, avons-nous, de la civilisation du Nil, une vision quelque peu traditionnelle et conventionnelle, le plus souvent tributaire de découvertes et de travaux remontant aux années 50 et 60, alors que des avancées décisives ont eu lieu depuis. De ces acquis anciens et nouveaux un égyptologue propose ici une synthèse à la fois vivante et savante, portant sur l'ensemble de l'histoire de la terre des Pharaons (depuis la préhistoire jusqu'à la conquête d'Alexandre). Etayée sur la chronologie la plus sûre à ce jour et nourrie des informations livrées par un matériel archéologique de plus en plus abondant, elle fait une large part - et c'est là une de ses principales nouveautés - à l'économie, à la linguistique, à l'anthropologie, etc., à côté d'approches plus classiques comme le récit des événements et l'évocation des figures marquantes. Abondamment illustré et enrichi de nombreux textes égyptiens, cet ouvrage ambitionne de donner à l'honnête homme de notre temps, au voyageur, à l'étudiant une connaissance approfondie de la plus ancienne et assurément, la plus prestigieuse des civilisations du Bassin méditerranéen.… (mais)
 
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vdb | 6 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2012 |
This is a well-written book and the English translation is excellent. But it needs to be said that this is a history of Egyptian pharaohs with a particular emphasis on power struggles and building projects. The pharaonic succession is recounted in detail, and the layout of several temples and monuments is presented in the text and the figures.

Other aspects of ancient Egyptian society, such as the organisation of the economy, administration, law, the military, the hieroglyphs or religious beliefs and worldviews are not even mentioned in this book. All topics involving the ordinary people of Egypt have been ignored.

As a result, this book takes a very narrow look at ancient Egypt when it focuses exlusively on dynastic politics and archeological monuments. There's nothing wrong with that, but in my opinion a more suitable title for this book would have been 'A history of Egyptian pharaohs and their buildings'.
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thcson | 6 outras críticas | Apr 21, 2010 |
A History of Ancient Egypt, a translation from the original French, is an excellent and readable introduction to Egyptian History. It provides an overview of the major political and social events in Egypt beginning with a brief survey of prehistory and ending with the conquest by Alexander the Great. The book covers the old, middle, and new kingdoms as well as the intermediate periods and ends with two chapters on the Nubian/Saite and Persian/Greek periods. It also includes a chapter on the "invasion" of the Hyksos as well as chapter describing the religious changes made by Akhenaten.

The book's great strength is its readability and continuity. While other histories of Egypt often get bogged down in archeological details, Grimal's work connects the dots in a smooth and engaging narrative style. It may be that he occasionally glosses the fine points to provide continuity, but having read more detailed texts (Oxford History of Ancient Egypt), I believe his book provides a clearer picture for the beginner.

This is not to say that the book lacks accuracy but scholars of Egyptian history will no doubt have their difficulties with some of Grimal's details. The book was first published in 1988 and, as such, is slightly out of date. Grimal also tends to use Greek names for most pharaohs as well many place names ie. Cheops instead of Khufu for the builder of the great pyramid. This can be a little confusing to the inexperienced reader if they have previously encountered other variants.

While the book covers the major political events in ancient Egypt, the inclusion of chapters explaining the Egyptian system of religious beliefs, funerary practices and a long description of the temple complexes at Karnak provide much needed background. The plates (all black and white) in the book are adequate, although often the maps lack detail. For the interested reader I would recommend "Le Description de L'Egypte", put out by Benedikt Taschen Verlag. This book, a beautiful collection of paintings, architectural drawings and maps, produced by a team commissioned by Napoleon, fills in many of the visual details missing in Grimal's work.

I would strongly recommend "A History of Ancient Egypt" to the casual reader, interested in Egyptian history, who does not want to be swamped with details. For the more scholarly it includes a brief glossary, a chronology of dynasties, an extensive bibliography, annotated suggestions for further reading and a fairly detailed index. Because of this it might also be useful as an introductory text in Egyptology, but given its age and narrative style, it will likely not be the first choice of experienced Egyptologists.
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Neutiquam_Erro | 6 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2008 |

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Obras
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Membros
483
Popularidade
#51,118
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
7
ISBN
18
Línguas
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