Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh and over one million other books are available . Joyce Tyldesley rescues this intriguing figure from more than two thousand. Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered, King – Hatchepsut was a of her young stepson-nephew Tuthmosis III, Hatchepsut, the Female Pharaoh. Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered King – Hatchepsut was an and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.
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It didn’t tie into the overall subject enough, and felt more like a filler chapter to make the book longer. Jan 01, G. This novel is a great introduction for readers who would like to learn about Hatchepsut and the ancient Egyptian empire. So I appreciate that the author has given the route taken by various Egyptologists to arrive at their present conclusions. The archeology that we can now piece together indicates that during her reign Egypt was internally at peace, was active in foreign exploration, actively pursued monumental projects and prospered for a number of years.
Her monuments were either destroyed or usurped, her portraits were vandalized and, for over two thousand years, her name was forgotten. You submitted the following rating and review. Personally, I enjoyed it, but I can understand those who have found it dry. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! You are commenting using your Twitter account. After her death, however, Thutmose III — another highly successful pharaoh — seems to have waged a campaign to excise his aunt from history: The Women of the Cousins’ War.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. I also like how she outlined the various trains of thought about Hatchepsut, and while she obviously disagreed with many of them, she doesn’t go on the attack.
John Van der Kiste. We appreciate your feedback. The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. And then Professor Tyldesley shows us her alliances and her politicking that propels Hatshepsut’s rise to power. Hatshepsut was born the eldest daughter of Thutmose I. Brilliantly defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men’s clothes and even wearing a false beard.
Tyldesley argues that evidence of military conquest during Hatchepsut’s reign is slender and questionable, but asserts that there were solid achievements in the realms of trade and exploration.
Because people looked deeper into the ruins of history they were able to re-discover one of the most successful rulers of one the greatest empires to have ever existed.
Encyclopedia Of Ancient Egypt: After this, Tyldesley finally describes Hatshepsut’s life as princess, queen and pharaoh – her monuments, military exploits, the famous expedition to Punt and her relationship with her trus This is a non-fictional historical work pharaon the life of Pharaoh Hatshepsut.
She went on to rule for decades. Originally posted on my blog.
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The author, very adeptly, acknowledges these nuances. Jun 20, Meredith rated it it was amazing. Whether that was her stepson or not, seems to be unclear. Jan 19, Kavita rated it really liked it Shelves: See if you have enough points for this item.
She seems to take a more neutral standpoint, which is refreshing. There are some interesting black and white photos at the end of the book.
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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 bt a King.
Return to Book Page. 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.
Egypt in the Early. The author portrays Hatchepsut as a young woman between the age of fifteen and hatchepsuy years old, when her husband died. Nothing else is concrete. Aug 14, Cristel Verhaegen rated it liked it. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Preview — Hatchepsut by Joyce A. A brilliant look into the life and after-life of an incredible woman who did what few others ever did; reigned as Pharaoh. Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered King – Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman.
Although I learned much about the female King, Hatchepsut, I often found this book to be a little to slow at times. The Principles of Knitting. Books by Joyce A.
I have a tattoo of the hieroglyph. This is a great book for both the Egyptology lover who may know all there is to know about Hatshepsut as well as the novice who is only seeing and hearing about the female pharaoh for the first time while glancing at the pages within.
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So it was not just Hillary Clinton who had to act like a man to run for President – this expectation goes way back in history. I was not disappointed – though it has the hallmarks of a scholarly work, and the narrative flags from hatchdpsut to time, it was overall a quite entertaining story about a woman who was omitted from the Kings List for reasons still unknown.
But if I had to choose a favorite book it would be Hatchepsut. Joyce Tyldesley pointed out that there were some other women who held the reigns of power in Egypt, but Hatchepsut seems to be the only one of which someone tried to erase her history.