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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt


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In this magnificent history, Toby Wilkinson combines grand narrative sweep with detailed knowledge of hieroglyphs and the iconography of power, to reveal Ancient Egypt in all its complexity--from the brutality and repression that lay behind the appearance of its unchanging monarchy to its extraordinary architectural and cultural achievements.

About the Author

Toby Wilkinson graduated with a first class honors degree in Egyptology from Downing College, University of Cambridge, winning the university’s Thomas Mulvey prize. He is the recipient of the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology, a Leverhulme Trust Special Research Fellowship, and an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham. He is currently at Clare College in the University of Cambridge. Wilkinson has published seven books and numerous articles, and has appeared on radio and television as an expert on ancient Egyptian civilization (especially the early periods). He is the recipient of the Antiquity Prize for the best journal article and is a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Egyptian History.

Table of Contents

Divine right (5000-2175 B.C.). In the beginning ; God incarnate ; Absolute power ; Heaven on Earth ; Eternity assured — End of innocence (2175-1541 B.C.). Civil war ; Paradise postponed ; The face of tyranny ; Bitter harvest — The power of the glory (1541-1322 B.C.). Order reimposed ; Pushing the boundaries ; King and country ; Golden Age ; Royal revolution — Military might (1322-1069 B.C.). Martial law ; War and peace ; Triumph and tragedy ; Double-edged sword — Change and decay (1069-30 B.C.). A house divided ; A tarnished throne ; Fortune's fickle wheel ; Invasion and introspection ; The long goodbye ; Finis.

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Wilkinson, Toby A. H.
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