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Tyldesley, Joyce A.

Overview
Works: 127 works in 338 publications in 4 languages and 14,270 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works 
Classifications: DT92.7, 932.014092
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Most widely held works by Joyce A Tyldesley
Cleopatra : last queen of Egypt by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cleopatra is often portrayed as a woman ruled by emotion rather than reason; a queen hurtling towards inevitable self-destruction. But these tales of seduction, intrigue, and suicide by asp have obfuscated Cleopatra's true political genius. Stripping away our preconceptions, many of them as old as Egypt's Roman conquerors, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley offers a magnificent biography of a most extraordinary queen.--From publisher description
Nefertiti : Egypt's sun queen by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joyce Tyldesley here provides a detailed discussion of the life and times of Nefertiti, Egypt's sun queen, set against the background of the ephemeral Amarna court
Hatchepsut : the female pharaoh by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen--or, as she would prefer to be remembered, King--Hatchepsut was a remarkable woman. Born the eldest daughter of King Tuthmosis I, married to her half-brother Tuthmosis II, and guardian of her young stepson-nephew Tuthmosis III, Hatchepsut, the Female Pharaoh, brilliantly defied tradition and established herself on the divine throne of the pharaohs to become the female embodiment of a man, dressing in male clothing and even sporting the pharaoh's traditional false beard. Her reign was a carefully balanced period of internal peace, foreign exploration and monumental building, and Egypt prospered under her rule. After her death, however, a serious attempt was made to obliterate Hatchepsut's memory from the history of Egypt. Her monuments were either destroyed or usurped, her portraits were vandalized and, for over two thousand years, her name was forgotten. The political climate leading to Hatchepsut's unprecedented assumption of power and the principal achievements of her reign are considered in detail, and the vicious attacks on Hatchepsut's name and image are explored in full. By combining archaeological and historical evidence from a wide range of sources, Joyce Tyldesley provides the reader with an intriguing insight into life within the claustrophobic Theban royal family in early 18th Dynasty Egypt. At last, the Female Pharaoh is restored.--Publisher description
Tutankhamen : the search for an Egyptian king by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents a portrait of King Tutankhamen, a fascinating and misunderstood ruler, shedding new light on his importance, his enduring power, and the archaeological discovery that earned him a place in the popular imagination. The discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 was perhaps the world's most important archaeological find. The only near-intact royal tomb to be preserved in the Valley of the Kings, it has supplied an astonishing wealth of artifacts, spurred a global fascination with ancient Egypt, and inspired folklore that continues to evolve today. Despite the tomb's prominence, however, precious little has been revealed about Tutankhamen himself. In this book the author, an Egyptologist unshrouds the enigmatic king. She explores his life and legacy as never before, and offers a compelling new window onto the world in which he lived. Tutankhamen ascended to the throne at approximately eight years of age and ruled for only ten years. Although his reign was brief and many of his accomplishments are now lost to us, it is clear that he was an important and influential king ruling in challenging times. His greatest achievement was to reverse a slew of radical and unpopular theological reforms instituted by his father and return Egypt to the traditional pantheon of gods. A meticulous examination of the evidence preserved both within his tomb and outside it allows the author to investigate Tutankhamen's family history and to explore the origins of the pervasive legends surrounding Tutankhamen's tomb. These legends include Tutankhamen's "curse", an enduring myth that reaffirms the appeal of ancient magic in our modern world. -- From book jacket
Daughters of Isis : women of ancient Egypt by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the dynastic period (3000 BC - 332 BC), as the Greek historian Herodotus was intrigued to observe, Egyptian women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, unrivalled, indeed, by women in Europe until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and even live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Furthermore, women fortunate enough to be members of the royal harem were vastly influential, as were those rare women who rose to rule Egypt as 'female kings'. Joyce Tyldesley draws upon archaeological, historical and ethnographical evidence to piece together a vivid picture of daily life in Egypt - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming, religion - all viewed from a female perspective. She has an engaging eye for incidental detail and draws fascinating parallels and contrasts between the ancient and our modern world
Egypt by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Insiders -- a visually groundbreaking, state-of-the-art nonfiction series that outshines Eyewitness and Discoveries. This stunning new series offers an inside look into twelve riveting subjects, beginning with Dinosaurs, Egypt, Oceans, and Space. Expertly written, each book will feature an arresting design, complete with dynamic, multi-layered CGI and 3-D model imagery that is complemented by fascinating, up-to-date information presented in a user-friendly format. Get a glimpse inside the chambers of King Tut's tomb, examine each layer of mummification, and see the inner workings of pyramid-building. Egypt covers every facet of ancient Egyptian civilization!
The mummy : unwrap the ancient secrets of the mummies' tombs by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the history of Egyptian mummies from the dynastic age to the present day. Discusses customs and techniques of mummification as well as how the media has influenced the general public's belief about the practice
Chronicle of the queens of Egypt : from early dynastic times to the death of Cleopatra by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated study of the queens of ancient Egypt ranges from the early dynastic period to the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC, offering a biographical portrait of each queen, along with information on the era in which she lived and her influence on Egyptian history
Egypt : how a lost civilization was rediscovered by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in the late eighteenth century sparked a global fascination with ancient Egyptian culture that remains undiminished to this day. This book, written by leading author and archaeologist Joyce Tyldesley, tells the full story of the discoveries of treasures that had lain completely hidden and undisturbed for nearly two thousand years. Tyldesley follows in the footsteps of real-life Indiana Joneses in their quest for the splendid monuments, tombs, and artifacts that have unlocked many of the secrets of this mesmerizing civilization. Crafting a riveting chronicle of historical intrigue and intrepid personalities, the author relates the beginnings of Egyptology, leading the reader from the nail-biting race to crack the code of ancient hieroglyphics to the heart-stopping moment when Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's burial chamber. Egypt introduces the collectors, explorers, and archaeologists who have come to dominate the story of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt. Among these is Giovanni Belzoni, a circus strongman and diehard adventurer who uncovered many of the works of the greatest pharaoh of them all, Rameses II. Tyldesley describes the larger-than-life personalities and spectacular finds of characters such as Jean-François Champollion, Amelia Edwards, and Flinders Petrie. She delves into Howard Carter's dramatic discovery of the golden treasures lying deep in the burial chamber of the boy king Tutankhamen. Illustrated with full-color photographs, Egypt captures the excitement of these gripping adventures stories while highlighting the magnificence of the artifacts that were their object
Ramesses : Egypt's greatest pharaoh by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ramesses II ruled over Ancient Egypt for six decades. As a general he fought campaigns against the Hittites, Syrians and the Sherden pirates; as king he built extravagantly and his monuments were to be found in every corner of the Egyptian empire; he was husband to beautiful Nefertari and father to scores of children. He presided over an era of peace and prosperity the like of which was enjoyed by no other Egyptian king. Subsequent pharaohs even took his name, hoping to emulate his achievements. Yet Ramesses eventually became a victim of that very success. With his death his reputation and fame spread farther and grew in stature until the real Ramesses was buried beneath a mountain of exaggeration, misattribution and confusion as the facts of his life became embroiled in the myths and tales which surround the Ancient Egyptians. Archaeologist Joyce Tyldesley delves deeply into the past to recover the true story behind Egypt's greatest pharaoh. Combining archaeological evidence with historical fact, she explores the life and times of Ramesses, delicately sifting the truth from the myths. What emerges is a vivid portrait of a time, a place and a remarkable man. - Publisher
Judgement of the Pharaoh : crime and punishment in ancient Egypt by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Joyce Tyldesley's book illuminates for the first time one hitherto uncertain aspect of everyday existence in the Nile Valley: it unmasks ancient Egyptian criminals and their misdemeanours. Tyldesley recreates meticulously a series of crimes, from grave robbing, false embalming, necrophilia and bestiality, to a vivid recreation of the 'murder' of Tutankhamen (which reassesses the evidence for his unlawful killing). She also introduces us to the town of Deir el-Medina and its inhabitants, which was the dwelling place of the craftsmen and their families who worked in the nearby Valley of the Kings, building and maintaining the royal tombs. Their crimes and transgressions were carefully recorded and provide an eloquent record of ancient Egyptian attitudes towards sex and death, property and punishment."--BOOK JACKET
The private lives of the pharaohs by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Egyptian civilization, preserved for two thousand years, left a mysterious legacy in the form of human remains, monumental buildings, inscrutable writings, and elaborate tombs. But until recently, Egyptian mummies were considered to be little more than curiousities. Much of our understanding of Egyptian civilization has been gleaned from nineteenth century tomb robbers and twentieth century filmmakers. 'Private Lives of the Pharaohs' highlights the exciting new developments in medical science that are allowing Egyptologists to extract information from mummified Egyptians. Recent scientific advances, including DNA analysis, endoscopy, and CAT scans, are allowing Egyptologists to bring Egypt's dead 'back to life.' The once-hidden evidence extraced from their bones, hair, and rehydrated skin is unlocking the mysteries of the pyramids, showingus the secrets of Tutankahamen's court, and revealing the use of recreational drugs in the royal household. The result is a breathtaking new look at the Pharoahs and their monumental civilization. Renowned Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley describes the major secrets that forensic scientists have been able to retrieve from Egypt's famed mummies...."
Stories from Ancient Egypt by Joyce A Tyldesley ( )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some of the most interesting and entertaining myths and legends from Ancient Egypt are given a lively re-telling by Joyce Tyldesley. These include stories about the gods, such as The Creation of the World, Hathor and the Red Beer, and the myths about Osiris, Isis and Horus. Fairy stories and incredible adventures are represented by The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor, The Adventures of Sinuhe and The Prince, the Dog, the Snake and the Crocodile, while good and bad behaviour are to be found in Three Magical Stories and The Story of Truth and Falsehood. King Ramesses II himself tells us about Th
Pyramids : the real story behind Egypt's most ancient monuments by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pharaohs by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated history of Egyptian pharaohs that profiles three-thousand years of rulers in Egypt, which includes Khufu, Montuhotep II, Hatshepsut, Tutankhamen, and others
Myths & legends of ancient Egypt by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean
Tutankhamen's curse : the developing history of an Egyptian king by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Tutankhamen's Curse' explores the story of a lost king and his development into a cultural icon. Stripping away the layers of modern myths that threaten to obscure the king, it uses the evidence from his tomb to reconstruct a family and a history for Tutankhamen
Egypte by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and Dutch and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Na algemene informatie over het oude Egypte, wordt ingezoomd op specifieke piramiden en tempels. Met paginagrote 3D-kleurenillustraties. Vanaf ca. 12 jaar
Egypt's golden empire : the age of the New Kingdom by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nazlet Tuna : an archaeological survey in middle Egypt by Joyce A Tyldesley ( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Tildesli, Dzhoĭs
Tyldesley, J. A
Tyldesley, Joyce.
Tyldesley, Joyce 1960-
Tyldesley Joyce A.
Tyldesley, Joyce Ann
Tyldesley, Joyce Ann 1960-
ティルディスレイ, ジョイス
Languages
English (156)
French (5)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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