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In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters.
Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only the lavish pomp and artistic grandeur of this land of pyramids and pharaohs but for the first time reveals the constant propaganda and repression that were its foundations. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, Wilkinson takes us inside an exotic tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions.
Here are the years of the Old Kingdom, where Pepi II, made king as an infant, was later undermined by rumors of his affair with an army general, and the Middle Kingdom, a golden age of literature and jewelry in which the benefits of the afterlife became available for all, not just royalty—a concept later underlying Christianity. Wilkinson then explores the legendary era of the New Kingdom, a lost world of breathtaking opulence founded by Ahmose, whose parents were siblings, and who married his sister and transformed worship of his family into a national cult. Other leaders include Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; his son Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a crucial political and societal decline.
Riveting and revelatory, filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt will become the standard source about this great civilization, one that lasted—so far—longer than any other.
About the Author: Toby Wilkinson graduated with a first class honors degree in Egyptology from Downing College, University of Cambridge, winning the university’s Thomas Mulvey prize. He is the recipient of the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology, a Leverhulme Trust Special Research Fellowship, and an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham. He is currently at Clare College in the University of Cambridge. Wilkinson has published seven books and numerous articles, and has appeared on radio and television as an expert on ancient Egyptian civilization (especially the early periods). He is the recipient of the Antiquity Prize for the best journal article and is a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Egyptian History.
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002475023
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury, London, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Gilkes, John (Maps) (illustrator). Dust Jacket whole, clean. minor bumping to bottom rear edge at hinge. Exterior hardback bound in blue fabric with gilt lettering on spine.Clean, square and straight. Black and white artwork and full colour photos.Clean bright and tight interior. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5010129
Buchbeschreibung London: Bloomsbury, 2010. First edition. HB. Cloth, and pictorial dustjacket. 646pp. With over 50 colour photos in plates, over 40 b&w photos and illustrations in text, and 11 maps. The author is a Cambridge University Egyptologist. Fine in Fine protected jacket. Light tanning to page edges, small bump to cover corner, light rubbing to jacket edges and spine ends. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 27793
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Jacket by Sarah Greeno (illustrator). 1st Edition. First edition, first impression with full number line. Some very slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, corners very slightly rubbed, not price clipped (£30.00), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy. 646pp, illustrated. The story of Ancient Egypt and the extraordinary civilisation that flourished along the banks of the River Nile can seem like a gorgeous pageant studded with exceptional events. Among them are the building of the pyramids, the conquest of Nubia, Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the life and death of Tutankhamun, the ruthlessness of Rameses, Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal entanglement with Rome which led to the fall of Ptolemaic Egypt. But while three thousand years of pharaonic civilisation have all the ingredients of an epic novel, glittering courts, dynastic intrigues, murky assassinations and epic battles, individual stories of heroism and skulduggery, of triumph and tragedy and powerful women and tyrannical kings, the real historical story is even more surprising and far more interesting. The Ancient Egyptians were the first group of people to share a common culture, outlook and identity within a defined geographical territory governed by a single political authority, concepts of nationhood that continue to dominate the planet. 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. 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. For the first time we see the relentless propaganda, the cutthroat politics, the brutality and repression that lay behind the appearance of unchanging monarchy as well as the extraordinary architectural and cultural achievements for which it is justly famous. A large heavy book, extra postage may be required. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005682
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, UK, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. In this masterful and beautifully illustrated history of Ancient Egypt, leading Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson goes behind the dazzling mask to tell the story of one of the world's greatest and longest-lived civilisations, from dawn of history to the death of Cleopatra. The d/j has light shelf-wear and edge wear.and the text block has light toning. A god clean copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 03428
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2010. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: VG+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VG+. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003382
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 2010. Original pictorial dustjacket fine. Blue cloth gilt as new. Pages very clean & tight. No inscriptions. Illustrated. 646 pages. Published at £30. A large, heavy book, extra postage costs may apply. Please note that we send overseas orders only via airmail, and charge accordingly. (Good news! Airmail to European destinations is cheaper than by sea). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-15230916349
Buchbeschreibung Random House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020747599491
Buchbeschreibung Random House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010747599491
Buchbeschreibung Random House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110747599491