Red Land, Black Land by Elizabeth Peters audiobook

Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

By Barbara Mertz
Read by Lorna Raver

Tantor Audio 9780061252754

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200139033

  • ISBN: 9798200139026

  • ISBN: 9798200139040

Runtime: 14.95 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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Esteemed Egyptologist Barbara Mertz updates her widely praised social history of the people of ancient Egypt, which was originally published in 1968. Combining impeccable scholarship with a delightfully personal style, the author reconstructs the life of the Egyptians from birth to death, and beyond death, too. She also presents much fascinating detail on the building of the pyramids and the intricate art of mummification. Students and laymen alike will enjoy the wealth of authentic material on every aspect of Egyptian life that Mertz provides.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

One can only highly recommend the book. Natural History
“One can only highly recommend the book.” Natural History
“Mertz’s style remains informal and down-to-earth, and her impeccable scholarly credentials never lead her to overstate or dogmatize.” Publishers Weekly
“Lorna Raver immerses herself in renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz’s fascinating and exquisitely detailed account of daily life in ancient Egypt. In a pleasantly modulated voice, with plenty of high drama and frequent witticisms, and no hints of pedantry, Raver takes us back thousands of years and introduces us to Egyptians of many strata…This is a long production, but it’s never boring. In fact, the time seems to fly by.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Peters

Author Bio: Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was a pen name of Barbara Mertz, who earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. Over the course of her fifty-year career she wrote more than seventy mystery and suspense novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt, of which many were New York Times bestsellers. She was the recipient of numerous writing awards, including grandmaster and lifetime achievement awards from the Mystery Writers of America, Malice Domestic, and Bouchercon. In 2012 she was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor and named after her major fictional character, at the Malice Domestic convention. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English