The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of Civilisation from 3000BC to Cleopatra

Wilkinson, Toby (2010) The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of Civilisation from 3000BC to Cleopatra. Bloomsbury. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

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.

Keywords:Egypt
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V410 Egyptology
Divisions:Professional services > Vice Chancellors Office
ID Code:30762
Deposited On:22 Oct 2018 15:31

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