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BAIKIE, James.
The Amarna Age. A Study of the Crisis of the Ancient World.
London, A. & C. Black, 1926. 8vo. Original light blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in dark blue, with the rarely seen illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. xvii, [3], 464, [2], numerous maps and plates, wrapper price-clipped and a little darkened; otherwise and excellent copy. First edition. Here the eminent archaeologist and Egyptologist examines the period named after the short-lived capital built by the 'heretic' Pharaoh Akhenaten, the interwoven cultures of the entire Middle East and the impact of Akhenaten's attempt at introducing monotheism. Baikie deals as well with the economy of the region, trade and developments in the arts.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. [United Kingdom]
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