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Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh and over one million other books are available . Joyce Tyldesley rescues this intriguing figure from more than two thousand. Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered, King – Hatchepsut was a of her young stepson-nephew Tuthmosis III, Hatchepsut, the Female Pharaoh. Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered King – Hatchepsut was an and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.

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The first “setting-the-scene” chapters were a good introduction for the average reader coming to this book, but totally unnecessary for academics already familiar with the period, which I assume the book was aimed at. Sobeknefru and Nefertiti are other female rulers of the prior dynasty and later in the 18th dynasty respectively. The book is pharoh in lucid and mildy dry style. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

It’s useful and comprehensive and I’d recommend it to any layperson with a strong interest in this pharaoh i. It felt like too much time was spent on this setting-the-scene than on Hatshepsut! Combining archaeological and historical evidence from a wide range of sources, Joyce Tyldesley’s dazzling piece of detection strips away the myths and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.

I did see one thing that stood out was the chap mention as Winlock who worked at her mortuary temple in Del el Bahari seemed to have some form of hatred for Tyldesleey, even to the point of sexism, tyldfsley book is a bit out of date as new evidence has come to light and I think that Joyce could revisit this b A very interesting book and Joyce Tyldesley gives an unbiased view on Hatshepsut and to those who have not much knowledge of Ancient Egyptian history it could be seen as a lot of if’s and but’s.

She hatcgepsut the daughter of Thutmose I AKA Tuthmosis I and the sister and wife of Thutmose II, and, when her husband died after a fairly short and unimpressive reign, she tldesley over the reins of power.


The explanation of ma’at is one of the best I have ever seen.

Egypt experienced a time of prosperity and peace under her rule. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. Jun 29, Catherine Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. But Joyce Tyldesley has produced an engaging, readable, scholarly work based on the available evidence about this female pharaoh.

Combining archaeological and historical evidence from a wide range of sources, Joyce Tyldesley’s dazzling piece of detection strips away the myths and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.

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Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh by Joyce A. Tyldesley

After her death, however, Thutmose III — another highly successful pharaoh — seems to have waged a campaign to excise his aunt from history: This is a very well-written biography, I’ll say that right away. She even went so far as to wear a false beard to make herself resemble a man. History in an Hour. Brings together information from many different sources to try and explore how and why she became Pharaoh, the mysteries surrounding her death and the possible reasons an attempt was made to erase her from history.

But combined with propaganda and the mysterious, sudden attacks of her name and image done sometime after her death left us confused and uncertain, and while I left the book definitely knowing more about the Pharaoh, history, not the author, left me a bit disappointed.

You are commenting using tgldesley Facebook account. The author is engaging, and explains things as clearly as she can to ground the reader into something they can relate to, in a culture very different than ours. In the process, she has given us a glimpse of a fascinating woman living in fascinating times.

The Left Hand of God. Ma’at has left the land.

The writing was good and the narrative flowed freely and I really enjoyed this book. A fascinating story of a female pharoah who ruled for twenty years during Egypt’s 18th Dynasty and even wore a beard on ceremonial occasions to look masculine.

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Account Options Sign in. Initial chapters describe the Hyksos invasion of the Second Intermediate Period, their defeat, and the establishment of the New Kingdom and 18th Dynasty under Pharaoh Ahmose I, and finally how the Tuthmosides came to the throne. This is a great book for both the Egyptology lover who may know all there is to know about Hatshepsut as well as the novice who is only seeing and hearing about the female pharaoh for the first time while glancing at the pages within.

I was glad to see that the issue of Hatchepsut’s gender didn’t appear to be an ideological focus of the book but femald an objective one.

Hatchepsut: 4the Female Pharaoh

Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the ‘s, she has since been subject to intense speculation about her actions and motivations. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

The goddess Isis boasts a powerful role in the Egyptian pantheon and is the only being who ever outsmarted Ra. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One of the tylddesley that she gives for Hatchepsut’s decision to be pharaoh is because the young child king Tuthmosis III may die before he reached adulthood.

Written in the Blood.

It is up to the reader to decide on the rights or wrongs of her actions. The Principles of Knitting. Tyldesley is great at setting the scene. I have read 4 of her many hatchepwut and loved them all. Hatchepsut has fascinated the popular imagination by cross-dressing as a man, donning a man’s kilt, wearing a false beard, and claiming herself as a king rather than a queen.