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Forshaw, Roger

Works: 5 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 1,537 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: DT83, 932.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roger Forshaw
Mummies, magic, and medicine in ancient Egypt : multidisciplinary essays for Rosalie David by Campbell Price( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining approaches to ancient Egyptian religious expression, medical practice and the modern scientific study of human and material remains from Egypt and Sudan, this volume celebrates the multidisciplinary career of Professor Rosalie David OBE. The UK's first female Professor in Egyptology, Rosalie David's pioneering work at the University of Manchester on Egyptian mummies, magic and medicine has been of international importance. This volume presents research by a number of leading experts in their fields: recent archaeological fieldwork, new research on Egyptian human remains and unpublished museum objects along with reassessments of ancient Egyptian texts concerned with healing and the study of technology through experimental archaeology. Contributors try to answer some of Egyptology's most enduring questions - How did Tutankhamun die? How were the Pyramids built? How were mummies made? - along with less well-known puzzles. Rather than address these areas separately, the volume adopts the so-called 'Manchester method' instigated by Rosalie David and attempts to integrate perspectives from both traditional Egyptology and scientific analytical techniques. Much of this research has never appeared in print before, particularly that resulting from the Manchester Egyptian Mummy Project, set up in the 1970s. The resulting overview gives a good history of the discipline, illustrating how Egyptology has developed over the last forty years, and how many of the same big questions still remain. This book will be of use to researchers and students of archaeology or related disciplines with an interest in multidisciplinary approaches to understanding life and death in ancient Egypt and Sudan
Egypt of the Saite pharaohs, 664 - 525 BC by Roger Forshaw( )

6 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Egypt of the 660s BC was a politically fragmented and conquered country. However, its situation was about to change. This is an account of how a family of local rulers from the town of Sais declared independence from the Assyrian Empire and brought about reunification. They established central government, reformed the economy and promoted trade. Egypt soon became prosperous, achieving a pre-eminent role in the Mediterranean world. The book reveals the dynamic nature of the period, the astuteness of the Saite rulers and their considerable achievements in the political, economic, administrative and cultural spheres. It will appeal not only to students of Egyptology but also, because of the interactions of the Saite Dynasty with the Aegean and Mesopotamia worlds, to anyone interested in ancient history."--
The role of the lector in ancient Egyptian society by Roger Forshaw( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lector is first attested during the 2nd Dynasty and is subsequently recognised throughout ancient Egypt history. In previous studies the lector is considered to be one of the categories of the ancient Egyptian priesthood. He is perceived to be responsible for the correct performance of rites, to recite invocations during temple and state ritual, and to carry out recitations and perform ritual actions during private apotropaic magic and funerary rites. Previous treatments of the lector have rarely considered the full extent of his activities, either focusing on specific aspects of his work or making general comments about his role. This present study challenges this selective approach and explores his diverse functions in a wide ranging review of the relevant evidence
The role of the lector (Xry-Hbt) in Ancient Egyptian society by Roger Forshaw( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Two Brothers: an enlightening study of ancient Egyptian teeth by Roger Forshaw( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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