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James, T. G. H. (Thomas Garnet Henry)

Overview
Works: 158 works in 665 publications in 8 languages and 13,661 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Documentary television programs  Papyri, Hieroglyphic 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Other, Director, Contributor
Classifications: DT61, 932
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Most widely held works about T. G. H James
 
Most widely held works by T. G. H James
Pharaoh's people : scenes from life in Imperial Egypt by T. G. H James( Book )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Popular interest in ancient Egypt has too often tended to focus on the deeds of rulers, great nobles and priests. In Pharaoh's People, T. G. H. James by contrast examines the daily working lives of ordinary Egyptians: bureaucrats and scribes; builders and farmers; carpenters and jewellers. What sort of houses did they live in and how were they furnished? How was justice administered? What do we know about their family relationships, about their rivalries and quarrels, their hopes and dreams and the daily minutiae of their lives? T. G. H. James has drawn on the evidence of paintings and inscriptions from tombs and temples, from official archives, private correspondence, accounts and dispatches. As he reveals the fascinating intricacies of daily life under the pharaohs, we realise how much our own lives have in common with those who worked along the Nile nearly four thousand years ago."
Ancient Egypt : the land and its legacy by T. G. H James( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, reviews ancient Egyptian history, and assesses Egyptian achievements. Also, artifacts and where they were found
Eternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British Museum by Edna R Russmann( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eternal Egypt features a selection of the most important and beautiful objects from ancient Egypt, a civilization of enduring fascination. Written by Edna R. Russmann, with contributions by a distinguished team of international scholars, the lively text examines over 140 works and highlights the extraordinary artistic achievement that they represent. The book is published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and The British Museum and drawn exclusively from the collection of The British Museum, which is among the finest in the world. Illustrated with images of the works in the exhibition, as well as comparative materials, Eternal Egypt is that rare book of interest and value to the general and scholarly audience alike."--Jacket
The archaeology of ancient Egypt by T. G. H James( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses archaeological discoveries in Egypt and the importance of these excavations to the study of ancient Egyptian history
Ancient Egypt; a cultural topography by Hermann Kees( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and German and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tutankhamun by T. G. H James( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavating in Egypt : the Egypt Exploration Society, 1882-1982 by T. G. H James( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian sculpture by British Museum( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history and description of the Egyptian Collection at the British Museum
Egyptian painting and drawing in the British Museum by T. G. H James( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Ancient Egypt by T. G. H James( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here in a single volume is a concise, lucid, and authoritative introduction to one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. Written by the former Keeper and the staff of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, it provides an invaluable guide to the culture, history, and achievements of a people whose attraction remains undiminished even after five thousand years. - Back cover
Howard Carter : the path to Tutankhamun by T. G. H James( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In November 1922, a momentous discovery - unlike any other before or since - was to change our understanding of the ancient world. Until now, however, the marvellous story of Carter's quest for Tutankhamun, and its culmination in his unearthing of the intact, treasure-filled tomb, has been without a reliable account of the man behind the discovery and the myths that have surrounded it." "Howard Carter's career was a remarkable one: he had arrived in Egypt 30 years earlier as a 17-year-old 'tracer' with rudimentary education, and progressed to become the first Chief Inspector of Antiquities in Upper Egypt. An improbable but auspicious partnership with the fifth Earl of Carnarvon developed, in which the young Carter acted as assistant and 'learned man' to the aristocrat's excavations in the Theban necropolis. But it was the legendary discovery of the Valley of the Kings and Carter's painstaking clearance of the intact royal burial that were to secure his place in history. He became an international celebrity, simultaneously honoured and vilified wherever he went, but he was also a sad, disillusioned man whose success never brought any reward of happiness. T. G. H. James' definitive biography is both the story of perhaps the most renowned archaeologist of all time and of essentially a tragic human being."--BOOK JACKET
A short history of ancient Egypt : from predynastic to Roman times by T. G. H James( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and legends of ancient Egypt by T. G. H James( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of fourteen Egyptian myths accompanied by background material about Egyptian civilization
Temples and tombs : treasures of Egyptian art from the British Museum by Edna R Russmann( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The British Museum possesses one of the world's foremost collections of Egyptian antiquities. Temples and Tombs provides readers with an invaluable opportunity to view renowned masterpieces and little-known treasures from the museum's collection. The eighty-five objects featured within these pages span a full range of pharaonic history - from shortly before the Third Dynasty, about 2686 B.C., to the Roman occupation of the fourth century A.D. - and cover each of the four periods into which ancient Egyptian history is divided: Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, and the Late Period." "Presented here are a wide variety of objects - sculpture, relief, papyri, ostraca, jewelry, cosmetic objects, and funerary items - in a variety of media, including stone, wood, terra, cotta, gold, glass, and papyrus, each categorized according to its use in ancient culture. From objects made for temples of the gods and funerary monuments, to the objects used daily by artists and nobles and ritual objects concerning death and the afterlife, the treasures collected here are a testament to the rich, vibrant, and captivating culture of the ancient Egyptians."--Jacket
The British Museum concise introduction to ancient Egypt by T. G. H James( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book is a concise and readable survey of the unique civilization that developed within the specific geography of ancient Egypt and its influential river, the Nile. Designed especially for the non-specialist, each chapter deals with a general theme and is highly illustrated for easy browsing, making this an ideal book for anyone interested in learning more about this rich and well-documented culture." "Distilled from the latest discoveries, fieldwork and research by a well-known world authority, the text is spiced with ideas based on the author's long experience in his field. Neither controversial nor bland, the book makes a stimulating starting point for anyone studying or visiting Egypt. The main text is supported by a wealth of reference information, including guides to further reading, an annotated list of important museum collections and a king-list with a selection of illustrated royal cartouches."--Book jacket
Mummies : tales from the Egyptian Crypts( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptologists and the latest computer technology bring the wonders of ancient Egypt to life
Egyptian sculptures by T. G. H James( Book )

17 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramesses II by T. G. H James( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présente un des pharaons les plus célèbres, qui marqua l'histoire de l'Egypte ancienne par ses talents de politicien et de guerrier et qui fut aussi un habile constructeur
Egypt : the living past by T. G. H James( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Babylonians : a survey of the ancient civilisation of the Tigris-Euphrates valley by H. W. F Saggs( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ancient Egypt : the land and its legacy
Alternative Names
James, Harry.

James, Harry 1923-2009

James, T. G.

James, T. G. H.

James, T. G. Henry

James, T. G. Henry 1923-2009

James, Thomas G. 1923-2009

James, Thomas Garnet Henry

James, Thomas Garnet Henry 1923-2009

T. G. H. James

Thomas Garnet Henry James britischer Ägyptologe

Thomas Garnet Henry James Brits archeoloog (1923-2009)

ت. ج. هـ. جيمز، 1923-2009

جيميز، ت. ج.، 1923-2009

Languages
English (299)

French (18)

German (7)

Japanese (4)

Spanish (4)

Danish (3)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
Ancient Egypt : the land and its legacyEternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British MuseumTutankhamunEgyptian painting and drawing in the British MuseumHoward Carter : the path to TutankhamunA short history of ancient Egypt : from predynastic to Roman timesTemples and tombs : treasures of Egyptian art from the British MuseumThe British Museum concise introduction to ancient EgyptRamesses II