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By David O'Connor,Andrew Reid

Geographically, Egypt is obviously at the African continent, but historic Egypt is regularly considered as a non-African cultural shape. the importance of historic Egypt for the remainder of Africa is a hotly debated factor with complicated ramifications. This e-book considers how historical Egypt used to be dislocated from Africa, drawing on a variety of resources. It examines key concerns akin to the facts for genuine contacts among Egypt and different early African cultures, and the way influential, or now not, Egypt was once on them. a few students argue that to its north Egypt's impression on Mediterranean civilization used to be downplayed by means of western scholarship. additional a box, at the African continent perceptions of old Egypt have been coloured by means of biblical assets, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. an in depth choice of clean insights are supplied, numerous concentrating on cultural interactions among Egypt and Nubia from one thousand BCE to 500 CE, constructing a nuanced photograph of those interactions and describing the restrictions of an 'Egyptological' method of them.

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