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By David O'Connor,Andrew Reid

Geographically, Egypt is obviously at the African continent, but old Egypt is typically considered as a non-African cultural shape. the importance of old Egypt for the remainder of Africa is a hotly debated factor with complicated ramifications. This publication considers how historical Egypt used to be dislocated from Africa, drawing on quite a lot of resources. It examines key matters similar to the facts for real contacts among Egypt and different early African cultures, and the way influential, or no longer, Egypt was once on them. a few students argue that to its north Egypt's impression on Mediterranean civilization was once downplayed by way of western scholarship. extra a box, at the African continent perceptions of historic Egypt have been coloured by way of biblical resources, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. an intensive collection of clean insights are supplied, numerous concentrating on cultural interactions among Egypt and Nubia from a 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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