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Pharaoh triumphant : the life and times of Ramesses II, King of Egypt

Author: K A Kitchen
Publisher: Warminster, England : Aris & Phillips, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A thorough and detailed account of one of the best known pharaohs of Egypt, written by the leading expert on the subject. Kitchen discusses the early life and childhood of the young king, his reign,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Ramses, King of Egypt.; Ramses, King of Egypt.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K A Kitchen
ISBN: 0856682152 9780856682155
OCLC Number: 10695098
Description: iv, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude : Ramesses' Egypt ; First approaches ; The backcloth of history --
Ramesses' childhood background ; The political world of Ramesses' family ; The new kings, Ramesses I and Sethos I ; The prince regent ; The boy-king, the court and reign of Sethos I --
War and peace : Wars and rumors of war ; Calm before the storm ; Triumph in disaster at Qadesh ; The struggle for Syria ; African ventures --
The peace : Strom before the calm ; Peace at last ; Royal wedding international ; Royal visits international ; A royal wedding encore --
Realm of the sun king : Royal family and capitals of the realm ; The beauties of the palace ; Sons and daughters in abundance ; Khaemwaset, Egyptologist prince ; The princess-queens ; Merenptah and younger sons ; A tale of three cities ; The corridors of power, and life and letters ; Viziers and the law ; Treasury chiefs and financial tricksters ; Viceroys, gold and earthquakes ; King's men and men-at-arms ; Schooldays and student life ; Gracious living and the cultural scene. Temples anf pageants of the gods ; Homes and service of the gods ; Rites, hymns and theology ; The God's in festival ; Servants of the gods ; Royal cult and Jubilees --
Workday life under Ramesses the Great ; Life on the land ; Workmen of Pharaoh: Life at Deir el Medina- Valley of the kings --
The king is dead, long live the king! : Death and afterlife of Ramesses II ; Closing years- death of Ramesses II ; Afterlife ; Tomb and eternal destiny of Ramesses II ; Aftermath: Egypt after Ramesses II ; Decline and fall of the Ramesside empire ; Decay, dissention, revival ; The closing perspectives ; Retrospect ; Ramesses II in his own time ; Ramesses II in later tradition ; Ramesses II today.
Responsibility: K.A. Kitchen.

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