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By David O'Connor,Andrew Reid

Geographically, Egypt is obviously at the African continent, but historical Egypt is usually considered as a non-African cultural shape. the importance of historical Egypt for the remainder of Africa is a hotly debated factor with advanced ramifications. This booklet considers how historical Egypt used to be dislocated from Africa, drawing on a variety of assets. It examines key concerns reminiscent of the proof for genuine contacts among Egypt and different early African cultures, and the way influential, or now not, Egypt used to be on them. a few students argue that to its north Egypt's impact on Mediterranean civilization used to be downplayed by means of western scholarship. additional a box, at the African continent perceptions of old Egypt have been coloured by means of biblical resources, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. an intensive number of clean insights are supplied, numerous concentrating on cultural interactions among Egypt and Nubia from one thousand BCE to 500 CE, constructing a nuanced photograph of those interactions and describing the constraints of an 'Egyptological' method of them.

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