By David O'Connor,Andrew Reid
Geographically, Egypt is obviously at the African continent, but old Egypt is frequently 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 ebook considers how historic Egypt used to be dislocated from Africa, drawing on quite a lot of assets. It examines key matters akin to the facts 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 via western scholarship. extra a box, at the African continent perceptions of historic Egypt have been coloured through biblical resources, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. an in depth collection of clean insights are supplied, a number of targeting cultural interactions among Egypt and Nubia from a thousand BCE to 500 CE, constructing a nuanced photograph of those interactions and describing the constraints of an 'Egyptological' method of them.