Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh
Penguin Books Limited, 1998 M01 29 - 304 pages
Queen - or, as she would prefer to be remembered King - Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman. Brilliantly defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard. Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the 1820's, she has since been subject to intense speculation about her actions and motivations. Combining archaeological and historical evidence from a wide range of sources, Joyce Tyldesley's dazzling piece of detection strips away the myths and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.
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Such unequal co-regencies leave very little evidence and are consequently very
hard for the historian to detect. Other co-regencies, where the newest king started
to count his regnal years from the beginning of the co-regency while his ...
'At the side of' has been interpreted as meaning 'co-regent of my father', although
it seems equally likely to mean 'in the ... represent Tuthmosis II's formal
acknowledgement of his intended heir rather than the proclamation ot a lull co-
It is almost impossible to equate the hero of no fewer than seventeen aggressive
Asian campaigns with the image of the impotent wimp who resented his co-
regent for twenty years but who was never able to assert his right to rule. Similarly
, it is ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gcamp - LibraryThing
Although I learned much about the female King, Hatchepsut, I often found this book to be a little to slow at times. Therefore, it was difficult to maintain my interest in it. Hatchepsut was the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KarenIrelandPhillips - LibraryThing
The author's excellent work on the daily life of ancient Egyptian women piqued my interest in her biography of this queen (more usually spelled Hatshepsut) who ruled as a King. I was not disappointed ... Read full review
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