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Monarchs of the Nile by Aidan Dodson
  

Monarchs of the Nile

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Monarchs of the Nile by Aidan Dodson

This book presents a concise account of the lives and times of some of the more significant occupants of the Egyptian throne, from the unification of the country around 3000 BC down to the extinction of native rule just under three millennia later. Some, such as Thutmose III, had a major impact on their time, and were remembered by their own people until the very civilization collapsed. Others, such as Tutankhamun, were soon forgotten by the Egyptians themselves, only to burst into popular culture thousands of years after their deaths, as a result of the labors of modern archaeologists. Still more remain unknown outside the small circle of professional archaeologists, but led lives that call out for wider dissemination. This book sets out to provide a mix of all three categories, in an attempt to present a balanced view of Egyptian kings and their range of achievements.First published in 1995, Monarchs of the Nile has now been extensively revised and rewritten to take into account two further decades of research and excavation.

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This especially readable volume packs great detail into eighteen chapters (which generally deal with their subjects thematically: i.e., Openers of the Ways,

Seizers of the Two Lands,

Kings of the Sun,

Feud of the Ramessides,

Of Kings and Priests, etc.). There is also a useful Chronology (with kings
nomens and prenomens) and a unique list of the Royal Cemeteries (who was buried where)

, as well as several maps, at the end of the volume. Additionally, the author provides genealogies in the text, where these help clarify confusing lines of descent --KMT


About the Author

Aidan Dodson is a senior research fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol, England, and a past holder of the Simpson Chair of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (AUC). He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003 and Chairman of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society in 2011. He is the author many articles and books, including a series of historical studies for the AUC Press: Amarna Sunrise (2014), Amarna Sunset (2009), Poisoned Legacy (2012), and Afterglow of Empire (2010).

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Publication date

27th January 2016

Author

Aidan Dodson

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Publisher

The American University in Cairo Press

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Archaeology

ISBN

9789774167164

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