The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Description

This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal entanglement with Rome. As the world's first nation-state, the history of Ancient Egypt is above all the story of the attempt to unite a disparate realm and defend it against hostile forces from within and without. Combining grand narrative sweep with detailed knowledge of hieroglyphs and the iconography of power, Toby Wilkinson reveals Ancient Egypt in all its complexity.

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Details

Author(s)
Toby Wilkinson
Format
Paperback | 672 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 43mm | 545g
Publication date
17 Aug 2011
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1408810026
ISBN13
9781408810026
Bestsellers rank
60,265