Asian studies in Lithuania
Authors: Rudzinskaitė-Arcimavičienė, Marija
Volume count: 1
Catalog: Senovės Rytų istorija, 1
Published in: Kaunas
Published on: 1936
Publisher: VMU Faculty of Humanities

The book „Aigiptas“ (“Egypt) was released in 1936. It was written by Marija Rudzinskaitė-Arcimavičienė. She was a professional Egyptology pioneer in Lithuania and associate proffesor in department of General History in Vytautas Magnus University Faculty of Humanities. This is a first volume of „Senovės Rytų istorija“. The main object of research in this book are Egyptians and Assyrians-Babylonians.

The first chapter (introduction) of the book describes Ancient East culture and its influence to European culture, talks about sufficiently unclear and narrow Ancient Eastern historical sources. It also gives information about Ancient East history studies and its chronology. In the last part of first chapter Ancient Egypt timbers are being analyzed too. Second chapter of “Aigiptas” describes Egyptian history origins – from geographical conditions and their influence to living in this land, to Ancient Egyptian origin story. It also discusses all at that time available knowledge about Ancient Egypt.

Third and fourth chapters of the book describe and analyze Old and Middle Kingdoms of Egypt. It compares society and political system, their relations and how they changed. It also introduces us with religion, arts and literature during these periods. End of chapter four tells about Hicks, their migration to Egypt and influence on this land. Fifth chapter talks about New Kingdom and XVIII, XIX dynasties. It also introduces Hittites and their fights with Egyptians. End of the chapter five talks about weakening of Ancient Egypt, last Egyptian XXVI dynasty and collapse of the country. There is a chronological pharaoh chart. This book will interest anyone who wants to know more about Ancient East history.

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU