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Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Animal World of the Pharaohs by Patrick F. Houlihan. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: Thames & Hudson (1997). Pages: 245. Size: 12 x 9 inches; 3+ pounds. Animals of all kinds were hugely important to the ancient Egyptians, in their daily lives and work, in their leisure and religious practices. Some animals served as sources of food, others provided labour in the farmyards and field, some were quarry in the hunt, others were companions at home, and a great many enjoyed vital associations with the gods and goddesses of the Egyptian pantheon. This title examines all aspects of the relationship between people and animals in art and hieroglyphs. It draws not only on the extremely rich pictorial record, but also on evidence from textual references, mummified animals, food offerings placed in burials and bone remains recovered from settlement sites. CONDITION: VERY GOOD (MINUS). VERY LARGE hardcover w/dustjacket. Thames & Hudson (1997) 245 pages. Book evidences moderate reading wear. Has a clearly been read more than once, but the pages within clean, unmarked, unmutilated, and remain reasonably crisp and well bound. Dustjacket evidences mild edge and corner shelfwear, principally in for them of two closed (neatly mended edge tears; one about 1/2 inch at the upper, top, open corner of the backside of the dustjacket, and one about 3/4 inch long roughly centered at the bottom edge of the back side of the dustjcket. Both closed edge tears have been neatly mended. Book covers evidence modest edge and corner shelfwear, principally in the form of a mild bumping typically the consequence of being bumped against the bookshelf when being hastily/clumsily reshelved. Given the minor blemishes (albeit merely superficial in nature) and the fact that the book is well- read, this is obviously no "shelf trophy". But it is a good, clean, unmarked copy of an excellent reference book. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8600a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Animals of all kinds – mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians – were hugely important to the ancient Egyptians in their daily lives, in their work, leisure, and religious practices. In this lavishly illustrated book, the first of its kind, Patrick Houlihan examines all aspects of the relationship between people and animals in ancient Egypt, and identifies the animals most commonly represented in art and hieroglyphs. Some animals served as invaluable sources of food; others provided labor in the farmyards and fields, quarry in the hunt, or companions in the home. And many animals enjoyed vital associations with the gods and goddesses of the Egyptian pantheon. The images of animals produced millennia ago by skillful artists – in paintings and reliefs on tomb walls, in drawings on papyri and ostraca, in stone sculptures, and in clay and wooden models – present a remarkable record of the fauna of ancient Egypt, and of the close relationship between animals and people in a civilization in tune with its environment. Surveying more than three thousand years of Egyptian history, the author draws not only on the extremely rich pictorial record, but also on the evidence from textual references, mummified animals, food offerings placed in burials and bone remains recovered from settlement sites. Beautifully illustrated and comprehensive in its scope, “The Animal World of the Pharaohs” will be a valuable resource for all those with an interest in the lives of the ancient Egypians. REVIEW: Animals of all kinds were hugely important to the ancient Egyptians, in their daily lives and work, in their leisure and religious practices. Some animals served as sources of food, others provided labor in the farmyards and field, some were quarry in the hunt, others were companions at home, and a great many enjoyed vital associations with the gods and goddesses of the Egyptian pantheon. REVIEW: Patrick J. Houlihan is Assistant Director of Student Preparation in the Career Advancement Office at the University of Chicago, where he also has taught in the History Department. He received his PhD in History from the University of Chicago in 2011 with a dissertation entitled, 'Clergy in the Trenches: Catholic Military Chaplains of Germany and Austria-Hungary during the First World War'. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the University of Chicago, the Fulbright Program, and the American Philosophical Society. Houlihan's other publications include peer-reviewed journal articles in Central European History and First World War Studies. He has presented papers at the American Historical Association, German Studies Association, and the American Catholic Historical Association. His invited lectures include the NYU Remarque Institute in Kandersteg, Switzerland and the Institute for Cultural Studies in Vienna. Among other venues, he has given papers at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City as well as the UK Chaplaincy Centre. He maintains scholarly interests in the classical and contemporary issues of religion and war, especially as seen through global and transnational history. REVIEW: Patrick F. Houlihan has written widely, both scholarly and popular articles, on topics relating to Egypt. He is the author of “The Birds of Ancient Egypt”, hailed by “The Times Literary Supplement” as ‘a landmark study’. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians - animals of all kinds were hugely important to the ancient Egyptians in their work, leisure and religious practices. In this lavishly illustrated book, Patrick Houlihan examines all aspects of the relationship between people and animals in ancient Egypt, and identifies the animals most commonly represented in art and hieroglyphs. Surveying more than three thousand years of Egyptian history, the author draws not only on the extremely rich pictorial record, but also on the evidence from textual references, mummified animals, food offerings placed in burials and bone remains recovered from settlement sites. Beautifully illustrated and comprehensive, The Animal World of the Pharaohs provides a valuable resource for all those with an interest in the lives of ancient Egyptians. REVIEW: Animals figured in almost every aspect of ancient Egyptian life. Practically, they provided food and transport, served various roles in different stages of the agricultural cycle, were used in hunting, kept as pets, and slaughtered as ritual offerings for deities and the dead. In addition, the ancient Egyptians used experiences drawn from everyday life and the environment to help them picture cosmic forces and the parts of the universe (the heavens and the netherworld) that were unknowable to living human beings. Animals played a part in giving form to the divine, and many deities were associated with or represented by an animal or shown as a human figure with an animal head. Wild animals living in the marshes and the desert outside the ordered area of fields and habitations represented the forces of chaos. The powers of animals that inspired terror, such as the cobra, hippopotamus, and lion, were harnessed for protection against enemies and hostile forces. The wild bull, with which the king was identified, embodied the concepts of strength and male potency. It is lavishly illustrated with photographs and line drawings of the reliefs, paintings, and sculptures, taken mainly from temple and funerary contexts, that provide most of the author's source material. The material is divided into nine chapters that cover animals with religious significance; those used in agriculture and to provide food; those that were hunted; domestic pets; denizens of the Nile; birds (more fully treated in the author's Birds of Ancient Egypt); a group of largely noxious creatures, although it includes the harmless scarab beetle; exotic animals collected by or for the king; and finally examples of animals subjected to possibly humorous treatment. The wide range of the book makes it a good introduction to the topic of animals in ancient Egypt. It makes fascinating and informative reading and is thoroughly to be recommended. [Gay Robins, Emory University]. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This superbly illustrated book from author Patrick Houlihan, a specialist in the animals and birds of ancient Egypt, is, quite simply, gorgeous. Obviously I'm particularly interested in the horses of ancient Egypt but there is so much here that is equally lovely. Whilst the text and photographs are outstanding and explanatory, what is really enjoyable about this book is the way it offers a genuine insight into the ancient world and the relationship - or rather relationships, plural, because these were complex and varied - between people and animals. These complex relationships operated on numerous symbolic levels as well as in reality. Animals and birds were associated with various deities and their qualities were often represented in anthropomorphic forms; the king, for instance, could appear in leonine stance with a lion's ears and mane to represent royal authority and power. Some animals had an association with the forces of chaos and were treated with respect, fear and dislike. Others were loved and cherished as upholders of order as well as household pets. Famously of course, cats, useful, beautiful and characterful, were admired, if not actually adored as deities (despite the interpretations of various historians). Bast was a deity represented in the form of a cat, sometimes called Lady Bast, or Bastet, with a strong association with women and the home. This, however, is a rather different concept from actually worshipping cats. The lapwing, on the other hand, was often shown with its wings pinioned in the hands of small children who had made a reluctant pet of it. Symbolically, and rather shockingly, this was representative of the ordinary people. So there is much to read and enjoy in this book, but most of all the reader can observe the marvelous images and enter the mind of the ancients. REVIEW: The author joins Juliette Clutton-Brock in clear writing on the interactions of humans and animals. The Egyptians viewed themselves as a part of Nature, and didn't make war on it as people have done since the "book religions" placed humans at the center of the cosmos. While packed with beautiful illustrations and great text, this is also a book to make the reader think about our urban-suburban (urb-burber) ignorance of the natural world. REVIEW: Thorough scholarship covers the Ancient Egyptian approach to the animals in their lives, both as sacred animals to the gods and as pets or in hunting scenes. The most unusual approach is humor or satire from the tomb walls where monkeys are portrayed doing humanlike tasks. The author covers all of these forms of honor bestowed on the animals by the Ancients. REVIEW: At last there is a reliably researched, and beautifully illustrated, account of the permeating role of animals in ancient Egyptian life and religion. Why aren't there more books written like this one? I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). However this book is quite heavy, and it is too large to fit into a flat rate mailer. Therefore the shipping costs are somewhat higher than what is otherwise ordinary. There is a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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