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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of a Civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra
Jan 08, ISBN Mar 15, ISBN Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson takes us inside a tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a riveting and revelatory work of wild drama, bold spectacle, unforgettable characters, and sweeping history. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account. Toby Wilkinson earned a degree in Egyptology from the University of Cambridge, and is the recipient of several prestigious awards given in his field. Readers will find it hard to put down.
Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account. Readers will find it hard to put down. This book will serve as a standard for general readers and college students alike. 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.
An emotionally fraught transition from one regime to the next, with no clear-cut successor to the previous ruler. Worries about stability and the maintenance of law and order. Fears about foreign meddling and influence. The army at least temporarily filling the political vacuum and overseeing a transition. As its title indicates, Mr. Although the book offers way more detail about lesser-known pharaohs and lesser-known battles than the lay reader could possibly want to know, Mr.