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Ch 4: Ancient Egyptian Economy & Society

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Strengthen your understanding of Ancient Egypt's economy and society and enhance your preparations for an upcoming test with help from this self-paced chapter. Short lessons and mini quizzes are just a few resources you can use to study quickly and effectively.

Ancient Egyptian Economy & Society - Chapter Summary

This in-depth exploration of Ancient Egypt's economy and society can help you better understand the trade and social structure of Old and New Kingdom Egypt. Study the era of Ramesside imperialism, the concept of ma'at, the impact of the Nile on civilization and more. Completing this chapter should enable you to:

  • Discuss foreign policy, wars and diplomacy during the era of Ramesside imperialism
  • Describe Egyptian trade in the Nile Valley and Eastern Mediterranean
  • Explain how the Nile impacted the development of Egyptian civilization
  • Detail the basics of bartering, taxation and trade in Ancient Egypt's economy
  • Share facts about agriculture, crafts, industry and technology in Ancient Egypt
  • Define ma'at and discuss how Egyptians used it as their ethical and moral principle
  • Provide details about Egypt's social structure and the rights and privileges of women

Absorb information about Ancient Egypt's economy and society at a pace that suits your learning needs and schedule. The lessons in this chapter are available around-the-clock; view them using any computer or mobile device that has access to the Internet. When ready, test your comprehension of the lessons you review by taking their multiple-choice quizzes. If you have questions about specific lesson topics, be sure to send them to our experts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Ancient Egyptian Economy & Society
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Ramesside Imperialism: Foreign Policy, Wars & Diplomacy

1. Ramesside Imperialism: Foreign Policy, Wars & Diplomacy

Ancient Egypt is remembered as a place of great warrior-kings, but why is that? In this lesson, we'll see how Ramesside Imperialism helped define this legacy.

Egyptian Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean & Nile Valley

2. Egyptian Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean & Nile Valley

Learn how Egypt used its many ports to grow its economy and how it traded for the goods that the Ancient World couldn't get enough of in this lesson. Then, test your knowledge with a short quiz.

The Nile's Impact on the Development of Egyptian Civilization

3. The Nile's Impact on the Development of Egyptian Civilization

This lesson explores the impact of the Nile on the rise of Egyptian civilization, including its influence on agriculture, transportation, protection, politics and culture.

Ancient Egyptian Economy: Barter, Taxation & Trade

4. Ancient Egyptian Economy: Barter, Taxation & Trade

In this lesson we discover key parts of the ancient Egyptian economy. This includes its trading practices, tax system, and the measurements it used instead of currency.

Agriculture in Ancient Egypt

5. Agriculture in Ancient Egypt

In 3100 BCE, two kingdoms came together to form a powerful and unified group, the Egyptian Empire. This group created an extensive irrigation system that allowed them to harness the flooding of the Nile River and create an abundance of food for their growing empire.

Ma'at: Definition & Principles in Ancient Egypt

6. Ma'at: Definition & Principles in Ancient Egypt

Ma'at was not just an Egyptian goddess, but an embodiment of the standards of order, morality, and balance, which were of utmost importance to the structure and functioning of Egyptian society. Learn more about her in this lesson.

Egyptian Social Structure: From Slaves to Pharaoh

7. Egyptian Social Structure: From Slaves to Pharaoh

In this lesson, we will explore ancient Egypt's social structure. We'll start at the top of this great pyramid with the Pharaoh and work our way to the bottom, where we'll find peasants and slaves.

Egyptian Women: Royalty, Privileges & Tradition

8. Egyptian Women: Royalty, Privileges & Tradition

In this lesson, we will study ancient Egyptian women. We will focus especially on the rights and privileges they enjoyed in the legal, economic, and social realms, and we will meet Egypt's most famous female ruler.

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