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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The Theban royal family may have allowed its queens to play a more prominent
role in matters of state, but that role never allowed the queen to take precedence
over the all-powerful pharaoh while Hatchepsut, the seeming exception to this ...
family where the queen was often the full or half-sister of the king, was equally
descended from the founders of the ... It is certainly not hard to find parallels for a
ruling family where the influence of the royal women is both acknowledged and ...
If royal sons are less likely to appear on royal monuments than their sisters then
where, apart from their tombs, are we ... This would have the effect of restricting
the royal family to the king, his unmarried sisters, his spinster aunts, his mother ...
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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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