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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It was now perceived as excellent propaganda for the king to be seen defending
his territory, subduing foreigners and, by implication, maintaining his control over
the population within Egypt, and large-scale scenes of the king, riding in his ...
The official capital was by then Pa-Ramesses in the Delta but the largest centre
of population was still Memphis, while Thebes remained both the main cult centre
and the burial place of kings. The Mooring Places should be considered as ...
Less than five per cent of the New Kingdom population was literate, and the
sudden demand for efficient administrators or scribes combined with the
availability of land for private rental from the temples to allow the middle classes
a greater ...
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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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