Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 339 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
In his very specialized book, Crist (Arizona State Univ.) achieves his purpose-to synthesize material evidence found in Egypt about board games and their uses from the predynastic through Islamic eras. He presents this information to facilitate identifying excavated board games and understanding their crossing of cultural borders. ... Of interest to graduate students and scholars who are Egyptologists, archaeologists, and social anthropologists. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty, professionals. * CHOICE *
Egyptologists and scholars from other disciplines who wish to study board games in the ancient world will find this study to be a very useful research tool that provides a thorough description of the available material evidence, summaries of previous work on the topic, and astute suggestions of broader trends and questions. * Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections *
An impressive summation of the widely dispersed evidence on Ancient Egyptian board games, including much additional material from graffiti boards and especially from outside Egypt. Board games are shown to represent a major token of ongoing cross-cultural interaction between Egypt and its neighbours in Pharaonic and post-Pharaonic times. The book adds a whole new chapter to the study of such interactions more broadly. * Andreas Stauder, Directeur d'etudes "egyptien", Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. *
This innovative study of Egyptian games provides the most comprehensive overview to date, providing an essential guide for archaeologists wanting to identify games in the field and those interested more generally in ancient Egyptian play. The authors' concern for gaming's temporal, geographic and social contexts adds an important dimension to their study, making it an important source for those interested in gaming at all times and places. * Stuart Tyson Smith, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA *
Meticulously researched ... Crist, Dunn-Vaturi, and de Voogt have produced an appealing overview of board games in ancient Egypt ... This volume compiles all relevant scholarship into a digestible size and makes new arguments for cultural exchange between Egypt and its neighbors. This book will be an invaluable tool for anyone seeking to identify board games in the field and a helpful resource for anyone interested in ancient board games, ancient Egypt, or cultural exchange. * Classical Journal *
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