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Akhenaten : Egypt's false prophet

Author: Nicholas Reeves
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most compelling and controversial figures in history, Akhenaten has captured the imagination like no other Egyptian pharaoh. Much has been written about this strange, persecuted figure, whose freakishly elongated and effeminate appearance is totally at odds with that of the traditional Egyptian ruler-hero. Known today as a heretic, Akhenaten sought to impose upon Egypt and its people the worship of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Akhenaton, King of Egypt.; Akhenaton, King of Egypt.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Reeves
ISBN: 0500285527 9780500285527
OCLC Number: 57484820
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Discovery --
Priestly ambitions --
Solar kings --
Revolution --
Move to El-Amarna --
Religion, art-terror --
Royal women --
Restoration and oblivion --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Nicholas Reeves.

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Akhenaten is one of the most compelling and controversial figures in history. This title argues that, far from being the idealistic founder of a new faith, Akhenaten cynically used religion for  Read more...

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