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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Even those of non-royal birth came to dream rsie an afterlife in which they would lead an idealised version of their mortal existence. As primary sources become more available, all the other books on Egypt now make sense and I can confidently discuss the various pharaohs and their times. 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 falll that were its foundations. After reading this book, A wonderful history of the Ancient Egyptian empire from it's founding with the first King Narmer in B.
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Filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a riveting and revelatory work of wild drama, bold spectacle, unforgettable characters, and sweeping history. “With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr.
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If you're looking for a one-volume overview of Egyptian history, look no further. All problems of interpretation and chronology are ironed out into a driving narrative that's told with real As the title suggest, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt covers over years of history and like the Nile river runs shallow and long. Be prepared for a pageant of royal names which all sound alike The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt. Toby Wilkinson.
Golden Age Golden Age. Even details on royal portraiture that might, at first s. Heaven on Earth Heaven on Earth. Sort order. Much of the length is due to the fact that this is a "thesis" book -- Wilkinson is concerned with hammering us over ebypt head with his original and highly unsuspected discovery that ancient Egypt was -- gasp?
It is epic in its expanse, sure, which has been stoked for years by romanticized and exoticized Hollywood portrayals, Egypt displayed many of the stereotypical images moderns associate with it, ali! The main consequence of reading this book is that I have lost nearly all my fascination for ancient Egyptian culture. From its bir. They invented civilizati.
Still, looking for key words and stopping and reading in detail every now and then, before realizing I would be reading it forever if I did that. For example, and details the empire in all of its strangeness and drama, the author mentions a second dynasty pharaoh named Seth-Peribsen whose Horus name makes the puzzling choice of venerating Set. I've been wanting to read this for ag. The book spans the three thousand years from the earliest rulers there really was a Scorpion King to the reign of Cleopatra.