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The Pharaoh

The Pharaoh

Life at Court and on Campaign

  • Author: Garry J. Shaw
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500051740
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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"How did someone become pharaoh? -- What did a pharaoh do each day? -- Did the pharaoh personally lead his army into battle? -- How influential was the Great Royal Wife? -- How was a pharaoh embalmed and buried? -- Who was the last pharaoh (and it wasn't Cleopatra)?"--jkt.

War & Trade With the Pharaohs

War & Trade With the Pharaohs

An Archaeological Study of Ancient Egypt's Foreign Relations

  • Author: Garry J Shaw
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473885833
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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The ancient Egyptians presented themselves as superior to all other people in the world; on temple walls, the pharaoh is shown smiting foreign enemies – people from Nubia, Libya and the Levant – or crushing them beneath his chariot. Officially, foreigners represented disorder and chaos – the opposite of Egypt’s perfect land of justice and order. But despite such imagery, from the beginning of their history, the Egyptians also enjoyed friendly relations with neighboring cultures; both Egyptians and foreigners crossed the deserts and seas exchanging goods gathered from across the known world. They shared knowledge and technology, and sometimes settled abroad, marrying and acculturating. Through such interactions, the Egyptians influenced other cultures, and at the same time were themselves shaped by foreign contacts and external events. War & Trade with the Pharaohs explores Egypt’s connections with the wider world over the course of 3,000 years, introducing readers to ancient diplomacy, travel, trade, warfare, domination, and immigration – both Egyptians living abroad and foreigners living in Egypt. It covers military campaigns and trade in periods of strength – including such important events as the Battle of Qadesh under Ramesses II and Hatshepsut’s trading mission to the mysterious land of Punt – and Egypt’s foreign relations during times of political weakness, when foreign dynasties ruled parts of the country. From early interactions with traders on desolate desert tracks, to sunken Mediterranean trading vessels, the Nubian Kingdom of Kerma, Nile fortresses, the Sea Peoples, and Persian satraps, there is always a rich story to tell behind Egypt’s foreign relations.

The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

  • Author: Garry J. Shaw
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 0500772010
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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An authoritative guide to the Egyptian myths that sheds new light on an ancient way of understanding the world This survey of Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the creation and evolution of the world and the reigns of the gods on earth, before introducing us to the manifestations of Egypt’s deities in the natural environment; the inventive ways in which the Egyptians dealt with the invisible forces all around them; and their beliefs about life after death. Through his engaging narrative, Garry Shaw guides us through the mythic adventures of such famous deities as Osiris, the god murdered by his jealous brother Seth; the magical and sometimes devious Isis, who plotted to gain the power of the sun god Re; and Horus, who defeated his uncle Seth to become king of Egypt. He also introduces us to lesser known myths, such as the rebellions against Re; Geb’s quest for Re’s magical wig; and the flaying of the unfortunate god Nemty. From stars and heavenly bodies sailing on boats, to the wind as manifestation of the god Shu, to gods, goddesses, ghosts, and demons—beings that could be aggressive, helpful, wise, or dangerous—Shaw goes on to explain how the Egyptians encountered the mythological in their everyday lives.

Egypt After the Pharaohs

Egypt After the Pharaohs

332 BC-AD 642 : from Alexander to the Arab Conquest

  • Author: Alan K. Bowman
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520205314
  • Category: History
  • Page: 270
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Egypt After the Pharoahs treats the period which witnessed the arrival of the Greeks and Hellenistic culture in Egypt, the reign of the Ptolemies from Ptolemy I to Cleopatra, the conquest by Rome, the scientific and cultural achievements of Alexandria, and the rise of Christianity. The rich social, cultural, and intellectual ferment of this period comes alive in Alan Bowman's narrative. Egypt After the Pharoahs treats the period which witnessed the arrival of the Greeks and Hellenistic culture in Egypt, the reign of the Ptolemies from Ptolemy I to Cleopatra, the conquest by Rome, the scientific and cultural achievements of Alexandria, and the rise of Christianity. The rich social, cultural, and intellectual ferment of this period comes alive in Alan Bowman's narrative.

The History of Musical Instruments

The History of Musical Instruments

  • Author: Curt Sachs
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486171515
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 560
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This first comprehensive history of musical instruments, this book ranges from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It traverses five continents and every stage of evolution, from primitive rattles and bull-roarers to the electric organ. Author Curt Sachs, one of the world's most distinguished musicologists, combines rich scholarship with personal insight in a remarkable fusion of music, anthropology, and the fine arts. Beginning with the earliest manifestations of rhythm, Sachs explores the association of sound with primitive rites of fertility, life, death, and rebirth. He traces the evolution of folk and ritual instruments to tools of entertainment and art, the rise of a professional class of singers and musicians, and the musical revolution that flowered during the Renaissance. Sachs chronicles the foundation of the modern orchestra during the baroque period and its subsequent development, concluding with the modern-day rise of electric and jazz instruments. A pleasure to read as well as a valuable resource, this classic work is enhanced with 24 plates and 167 illustrations.

Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut

From Queen to Pharaoh

  • Author: Catharine H. Roehrig,Renée Dreyfus,Cathleen A. Keller,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Kimbell Art Museum
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ISBN: 1588391736
  • Category: Art, Egyptian
  • Page: 339
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A fascinating look at the artistically productive reign of Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh in ancient Egypt

Child of the Morning

Child of the Morning

  • Author: Pauline Gedge,Michelle Moran
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1569763240
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 403
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Reared by her Pharoh father to assume his throne upon his death, Hatshepsut - a real historical figure - has to contend with her weak half-brother before she can realize her dream.

The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Amarna and Its People

  • Author: Barry J. Kemp
  • Publisher: New Aspects of Antiquity
  • ISBN: 9780500291207
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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“In the process of reconstituting a long-vanished city, the meticulously assembled book also brings to life the exotic, almost alien society once housed there.” —Publishers Weekly

The Cat of Bubastes

The Cat of Bubastes

A Tale of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: George Alfred Henty
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Egypt
  • Page: 352
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Toby Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0679604294
  • Category: History
  • Page: 656
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters. Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only the lavish pomp and artistic grandeur of this land of pyramids and pharaohs but for the first time reveals the constant propaganda and repression that were its foundations. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, Wilkinson takes us inside an exotic tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Here are the years of the Old Kingdom, where Pepi II, made king as an infant, was later undermined by rumors of his affair with an army general, and the Middle Kingdom, a golden age of literature and jewelry in which the benefits of the afterlife became available for all, not just royalty—a concept later underlying Christianity. Wilkinson then explores the legendary era of the New Kingdom, a lost world of breathtaking opulence founded by Ahmose, whose parents were siblings, and who married his sister and transformed worship of his family into a national cult. Other leaders include Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; his son Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a crucial political and societal decline. Riveting and revelatory, filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt will become the standard source about this great civilization, one that lasted—so far—longer than any other. From the Hardcover edition.

The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt

The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Steven Snape
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 050077241X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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From early towns to booming metropolises, The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt explores every facet of urban life in ancient Egypt with a leading authority in the field as a guide Ancient Egyptian cities and towns have until recently been one of the least-studied and least-published aspects of this great ancient civilization. Now, new research and excavation are transforming our knowledge. This is the first book to bring these latest discoveries to a wide audience and to provide a comprehensive overview of what we know about ancient settlement during the dynastic period. The cities range in date from early urban centers to large metropolises. From houses to palaces to temples, the different parts of Egyptian cities and towns are examined in detail, giving a clear picture of the urban world. The inhabitants, from servants to Pharaoh, are vividly brought to life, placed in the context of the civil administration that organized every detail of their lives. Famous cities with extraordinary buildings and fascinating histories are also examined here through detailed individual treatments, including: Memphis, home of the pyramid–building kings of the Old Kingdom; Thebes, containing the greatest concentration of monumental buildings from the ancient world; and Amarna, intimately associated with the pharaoh Akhenaten. An analysis of information from modern excavations and ancient texts recreates vibrant ancient communities, providing range and depth beyond any other publication on the subject.

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

An Introduction

  • Author: Salima Ikram
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316102076
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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This book provides an introduction to one of the greatest civilizations of all time – ancient Egypt. Beginning with a geographical overview that explains the development of Egyptian belief systems as well as its subsequent political development, it examines methodology, the history of the discipline of Egyptology, religion, social organization, urban and rural life, and death. It also includes a section on how people of all ranks lived. Lavishly illustrated, with many unusual photographs of rarely seen sites that are seldom illustrated, this volume is suitable for use in introductory-level courses on ancient Egypt. It offers a variety of student-friendly features, including a glossary, a bibliography, and a list of sources for those who wish to further their interest in ancient Egypt.

Ramesses

Ramesses

Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh

  • Author: Joyce Tyldesley
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141949783
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Everyone has heard of Ramesses the Great - but what is the truth behind the legend? Joyce Tyldesley's lively book explores the life and times of Egypt's greatest king. Ramesses II was the archetypal Egyptian pharoah: a mighty warrior, an extravagant builder and the father of scores of children. His momuments and image were to be found in every corner of the Egyptian empire. This is his amazing story.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

  • Author: Lewis Vance Cummings
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 9780802141491
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 461
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Presents a vivid, readable biography of a brilliant, often contradictory leader, from his youth in Macedonia as the son of King Philip and Queen Olympia, his education by Aristotle, his military conquests, and his influence on the ancient world. Reprint.

Lord and Pharaoh

Lord and Pharaoh

Carnarvon and the Search for Tutankhamun

  • Author: Brian Fagan,Professor of Anthropology Brian Fagan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315425122
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 183
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Both born to power and wealth, and raised by courtiers, they lived lives of aristocrats and landowners, in poor health and with uncertain futures. Though they lived over 3000 years apart, the lives of Egyptian King Tutankhamun and the fifth Lord Carnarvon share many parallels, not the least of which was Carnarvon’s sponsorship of the team that found the pharaoh’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Brian Fagan’s narrative expertly weaves these two lives together, showing similarities and differences between these two powerful men. -Both figures are placed in their historical context, showing the political and social machinations of 18th Dynasty Egypt and 20th century archaeological exploration in Egypt.-Grounded in historical and archaeological research, the two figures are made to come alive as real people.-An Afterword by the author shows archaeologists how to tell research stories that are accessible to a wider audience.

Amenhotep III

Amenhotep III

Egypt's Radiant Pharaoh

  • Author: Arielle P. Kozloff
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139504991
  • Category: History
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This book follows the life story of Amenhotep III, one of the most important rulers of ancient Egypt, from his birth and into the afterlife. Amenhotep III ruled for thirty-eight years, from c.1391–1353 BC, during the apex of Egypt's international and artistic power. Arielle P. Kozloff situates Amenhotep in his time, chronicling not only his life but also the key political and military events that occurred during his lifetime and reign, as well as the evolution of religious rituals and the cult of the pharaoh. She further examines the art and culture of the court, including its palaces, villas, furnishings and fashions. Through the exploration of abundant evidence from the period, in the form of both textual and material culture, Kozloff richly re-creates all aspects of Egyptian civilization at the height of the Mediterranean Bronze Age.

Pharaoh

Pharaoh

  • Author: Boleslaw Prus,Christopher Kasparek
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books
  • ISBN: 9780781809627
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 628
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First published in 1895-96 as a serial in the Warsaw Illustrated Weekly, Pharaoh is one of the classic novels of Polish literature. It sets a timeless political drama in ancient Egypt during the fictional reign of Ramses XIII. Representing extensive historical research, this engrossing novel presents a panoramic and unforgettable view of Egyptian statecraft, industry, and social life. This new translation by Christopher Kasparek supersedes an earlier incomplete English version published in 1912.

Murder at the God's Gate

Murder at the God's Gate

  • Author: Lynda Suzanne Robinson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780749005818
  • Category: Detective and mystery stories
  • Page: 280
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When a priest dies in a mysterious fall from the top of a statue of Tutankhamun, many consider the death a fateful one for the boy-king and his reign. Indeed, the Hittites are already at Egypt's borders, and the enemies of the late pharaoh Akhenaten have transferred their implacable hatred to the young pharaoh. Lurking beneath the luxury of the court at Thebes lie malice, evil and murder. Not even Lord Meren - the 'eyes and ears' of Tutankhamun - can identify the plotters. But until the enemies of the fourteen-year-old pharaoh are destroyed, neither his body nor his soul is safe from their deadly poison...

The Courtiers

The Courtiers

Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace

  • Author: Lucy Worsley
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 0802719872
  • Category: History
  • Page: 402
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An 18th-century portrait of the palace most recognized as an official home of several British royal family members focuses on the Hanover family during the reigns of George I and II, describing the intrigue, ostentatious fashions and politicking that marked court life. By the author of Cavalier.