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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We know, for example, that Hatchepsut ruled for twenty-two years, but her precise
calendar dates are less certain, and various experts have suggested differsug
time-spans for her reign (for example, 1504- 148a BC; 1490/88-1468 BC; ...
Unfortunately, we have no means of knowing when the carving was made and,
while it would certainly have made good sense for Amenhotep to associate
himself formally with Tuthmosis, the case for a joint reign must rest unproven. It is,
been one dynastic queen-regnant, but her reign was generally acknowledged to
be a brave failure; a failure which had served to underline the traditional view that
a woman was basically incapable of holding the throne in her own right. Queen ...
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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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