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The rise and fall of ancient Egypt

Author: Toby A H Wilkinson
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2013, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Random House trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toby A H Wilkinson
ISBN: 0553384902 9780553384901
OCLC Number: 809615840
Notes: "Originally published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc., London, in 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxvi, 611 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
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 and 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.
Responsibility: Toby Wilkinson.

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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.

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