The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The History of A Civilisation From 3000 BC to Cleopatra

eBook - 2013
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This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal entanglement with Rome. As the world's first nation-state, the history of Ancient Egypt is above all the story of the attempt to unite a disparate realm and defend it against hostile forces from within and without. Combining grand narrative sweep with detailed knowledge of hieroglyphs and the iconography of power, Toby Wilkinson reveals Ancient Egypt in all its complexity.
Publisher: London :, Bloomsbury Publishing,, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
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ChristchurchLib Jun 30, 2014

Ancient Egypt, well known for its artifacts that include the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Sphinx, and the items found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, developed and sustained the first nation-state from about 3000 BC until the Roman conquest in 30 BC. Egyptian culture exemplified stability, artistic and... Read More »


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ChristchurchLib Jun 30, 2014

Ancient Egypt, well known for its artifacts that include the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Sphinx, and the items found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, developed and sustained the first nation-state from about 3000 BC until the Roman conquest in 30 BC. Egyptian culture exemplified stability, artistic and engineering achievement, and social harmony. Historian Toby Wilkinson surveys Egypt's history in a compact, accessible, and well-researched volume that includes endnotes extending his discussions. Wilkinson, contrary to most Egyptologists' views, also emphasizes the despotic measures the Pharaohs employed to sustain their regimes. This comprehensive presentation introduces Egyptian history to general readers and offers thought-provoking conclusions to specialists. July 2014 History and Current Events newsletter.

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