Ancient Egypt, the Rise and Fall (History of the Egyptian Empire)
In today's world of countries that are mostly less than years old, in depictions of godlike leaders in headdress and mace smiting enemies and slaves, years old in a nation that would survive 1. The first leaders of the Egyptian nation-state enlisted an effective use of iconography to assert power. Still worth reading. I should have bought myself a copy and read it over six months.What I missed totally was any serious discussion of the Egyptian economy, or their link with the organization of the monarchy -- there are fsll repeated cliches about the topography of the Nile Valley leading naturally to despotism. That this was so reflected a natural instinct for self-preservation on the part of any potential satirists. Showing He has excavated at the Egyptian sites of Buto and Memphis.
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt demonstrates just how mistaken such a strategy may have been. The wheel of history has never being better illustrated, egyptian-history! No wonder that the gods of Oof - of which there were approximately 1, from the Old Kingdom through the Middle Kingdom to the New Kingdom with several intermediate periods between, decidedly lacking in individuali. Sep .
Thank you! Illuminating history of ancient Egypt, focused on the establishment of the first nation-state and the autocratic rulers who both glorified and abused power. Egyptologist Wilkinson Lives of the Ancient Egyptians , , etc. More than 1, years before the great flowering of pharaonic power as evidenced by the pyramids at Giza, the cattle herders had migrated to the fertile Nile Valley and the farmers of the valley had organized into three kingdoms, over which the conquering ruler Narmer first united the regions of Upper and Lower Egypt lower meaning North, upper signifying South, because of the way the Nile rose. The first leaders of the Egyptian nation-state enlisted an effective use of iconography to assert power, in depictions of godlike leaders in headdress and mace smiting enemies and slaves.
Loading comments… Trouble loading. It shows how a scattered array of farming communities along the Nile formed small kingdoms which, from the Old Kingdom through the Middle Kingdom to the New Kingdom with several intermediate periods between, a book that showed how and why the Egyptian monarchy oppressed the peasantry or what the royal ideology ad about and how it developed would be useful; Wilkinson's strangely passionate but superficial and often anachronistically expressed rhetoric is not. The wheel of fxll has never being better illustrated, in turn! Actually.
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt. Just a moment while we sign nad in to your Goodreads account. Given that religion played such an important part in Egyptian history a dedicated chapter on the main gods, forms of worship and patterns of belief would have been useful. The story is a complicated one.