Shaw, Ian 1961-
Most widely held works by Ian Shaw
The Oxford history of ancient Egypt ( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,915 libraries worldwide
"The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is the only history to provide detailed historical coverage of Egypt from the early Stone Age to its incorporation into the Roman Empire. The essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians covering the period from 700,000 B.C. to A.D. 311. The authors outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called Intermediate Periods previously regarded as 'dark ages'."--BOOK JACKET.
Exploring ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
"Archaeologist Ian Shaw describes the period in which each site was occupied, the history and methods of the site's excavation, and the principal finds. Maps of each site's location, along with drawings and photographs of monuments and artifacts, illustrate each chapter. Based on the most current archaeological research, Exploring Ancient Egypt offers students, travelers, and arm-chair archaeologists a wealth of clues to the ways ancient Egyptians lived, worked, and made sense of their world."--Jacket.
The dictionary of ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Replete with superb illustrations, extensively cross-referenced, and comprehensively indexed, The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is an unparalleled guide to one of the world's most fascinating civilizations. Clear explanations and descriptions of 600 major ideas, events, and personalities that shaped 4,000 years of life in the Nile valley are provided here, along with entries on the many archaeologists who unearthed Egypt's legacy. Each entry is followed by a short bibliography to enable readers to pursue topics in greater detail. Lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, line drawings, site plans, and maps, and including the most up-date information, The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is invaluable for general readers, students, and researchers alike.
Ancient Egypt : a very short introduction by Ian Shaw ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination-mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured our imaginations for generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really know about this once great civilization? In this absorbing introduction, Ian Shaw, one of the foremost authorities on Ancient Egypt, describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on the thrilling discoveries made by early Egyptologists but also on fascinating new kinds of evidence produced by modern scientific and linguistic analyses. He also explores the changing influences on our responses to these finds, by examining the impact of Egyptology on various aspects of popular culture such as literature, cinema, opera, and contemporary art. He considers all aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, from tombs and mummies to the discovery of artefacts and the decipherment of hieroglyphs, and from despotic pharaohs to animal-headed gods. From the general reader interested in Ancient Egypt, to students and teachers of ancient history and archaeology, to museum-goers, this Very Short Introduction will not disappoint.
The Princeton dictionary of ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
"For more than a decade, Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson's Dictionary of Ancient Egypt has been the most informative and useful dictionary of ancient Egypt available, one that Library Journal called "a preeminent source" and "the essential choice." Now fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the most important discoveries and scholarship in the field since 1995." "Written by two archaeologists, each with more than twenty years of excavation experience in Egypt, this authoritative dictionary defines and explains important themes, sites, objects, individuals, and historical periods throughout four thousand years of Egyptian civilization. More than 600 A-to-Z entries provide concise information on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Nubia during the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Each entry is followed by a bibliography, allowing readers to pursue subjects in more detail. The dictionary is lavishly illustrated with photographs, line drawings, site plans, and maps. The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is an indispensable resource for researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in the ancient world."--Jacket.
A dictionary of archaeology ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Ancient Egyptian materials and technology ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
"This is a study of the procurement and processing of raw materials employed by the ancient Egyptians over the five millennia of the Predynastic and Pharaonic periods (c. 5500-332 B.C.). During this time, not only were there variations in the preferred materials for particular types of artefacts, but also gradual processes of technological change. Among the topics covered are stone quarrying, the building of temples and pyramids, techniques for preserving meat, fish, and poultry, the production of glass and faience, the baking of bread, the brewing of beers, the preparation of oils and perfumes, and the mummification of humans and animals. Each chapter has been written by one or more specialists, drawing not only on conventional Egyptological skills but also on expertise in the natural sciences as applied to archaeological data."--Jacket.
British Museum dictionary of ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and German and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Cross-referenced and comprehensively indexed entries provide clear explanations and descriptions of the major ideas, events and personalities that shaped 4000 years of civilization in the Nile Valley. Entries on the archaeologists who revealed Egypt's legacy bring the story up-to-date. Each entry is followed by a short bibliography to enable readers to pursue the topic in greater detail.
Egyptian warfare and weapons by Ian Shaw ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
The Oxford history of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Hatnub : quarrying travertine in Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
The illustrated dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Ancient Egyptian technology and innovation by Ian Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Dějiny starověkého Egypta ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Czech and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Princeton dictionary of ancient Egypt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Constructions of health and illness : European perspectives ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The prehistory of Egypt : from the first Egyptians to the first Pharaohs by Béatrix Midant-Reynes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Survey and excavation at the ancient pharaonic gneiss quarrying site of Gebel el-Ast, Lower Nubia by Ian Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Hatnub : mapping pharaohs' quarries in the Eastern Desert by Ian Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Antiquities Archaeology Biography Building materials Catalogs and collections Civilization Dictionaries Egypt Egypt--Eastern Desert Egyptologists Egyptology England--London Excavations (Archaeology) Gneiss Great Britain Harrow School History Military art and science Military history Military history, Ancient Military weapons Obelisks Quarries and quarrying, Prehistoric Raw materials Sudan Technological innovations Technology Travertine