Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh

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Penguin UK, Jan 29, 1998 - History - 304 pages
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Queen - or, as she would prefer to be remembered King - Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman. Brilliantly defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard. Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the 1820's, she has since been subject to intense speculation about her actions and motivations. 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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User Review  - Kavita - Goodreads

This is a very good biography of Hatshepsut. Joyce Tyldesley starts off with detailed background information and gradually eases into Hatshepsut's reign. Her life and death are discussed in detail ... Read full review

Review: Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh

User Review  - Joanna - Goodreads

A fascinating, academic biography of Hatchepsut. The book starts with enough general information about the time period and the other Egyptian rulers that I was able to understand the context. This ... Read full review

Contents

Plates
Figures
Maps and Chronologies
Acknowledgements
Introduction
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Historical Events
Notes
Further Reading
Index

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About the author (1998)

Joyce Tyldesley lives in Bolton, Lancashire. She gained a first-class honours degree in archaeology from Liverpool University in 1981 and a doctorate from Oxford in 1986. She is now Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics andOriental Studies at Liverpool University and a freelance writer and lecturer on Egyptian archaeology. Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt, is published by Penguin and her next book - a biography of Nefertiti - will be delivered in May 1997.

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