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Ramses II : an illustrated biography

Author: Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt
Publisher: Paris : Flammarion ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over thirty-two centuries ago the glory of Ramses II - regarded as the living incarnation of God himself - radiated throughout Egypt. His sixty-seven year reign was punctuated with marvelous events: no pharaoh before or after would construct so many awe-inspiring monuments, or leave such a legacy of writings devoted to his accomplishments." "In this book, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt draws us into the enigmatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Ramses, King of Egypt.; Pharao II ) Ramses (Ägypten; Ramses, King of Egypt.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt
ISBN: 9782080300430 2080300431
OCLC Number: 163342466
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 251 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portrait ; 26 cm
Contents: Ramses' first steps in the fledgling dynasty --
Consecration and the start of a long reign --
The battle of Kadesh --
Ramses, the builder-king --
The path to peace --
The coming of the god-king --
The last miracle of Ramses --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Ramsès II.
Responsibility: Christiane Desroches Noblecourt.

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"Over thirty-two centuries ago the glory of Ramses II - regarded as the living incarnation of God himself - radiated throughout Egypt. His sixty-seven year reign was punctuated with marvelous events: no pharaoh before or after would construct so many awe-inspiring monuments, or leave such a legacy of writings devoted to his accomplishments." "In this book, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt draws us into the enigmatic world of Ramses II, providing a reconstruction of the secret sacred ceremony of the pharaoh."--Jacket.

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