Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign
ISBN: 0472088335
EAN13: 9780472088331
Language: English
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 1.08" H x 9.22" L x 6.3" W
Weight: 1.68 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Numerous volumes have been written on the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, from Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty. No less important a figure was Akhenaten's father, the pharaoh Amenhotep I, who reigned roughly 1391-1353 b.c.e. Among Amenhotep I's undertakings were his roles as leader of numerous campaigns in Syro-Palestine; builder of numerous temples, shrines, and buildings in Thebes and Memphis; and husband to Queen Tiyi and a bevy of lesser wives, including daughters of the kings of Babylon, Hatti and Mitanni. Amenhotep I above all encouraged foreign exploration and trade to regions far beyond the borders of Egypt. This study of Amenhotep I reveals a fascinating and complex individual, responsible in more than one way for the religious and political upheavals that occurred during the reign of his son, Akhenaten.
Amenhotep I: Perspectives on His Reign, edited by David O'Connor and Eric H. Cline consists of a series of essays on this complex individual and his reign. In addition to offering several provocative and ground-breaking essays, this volume serves as a compendium and sourcebook for hard-to-obtain details about the reign of Amenhotep I.
The volume begins with an overview of the pharaoh by Larry Berman: his life, his family, and the history of his reign. Betsy Bryan describes the historical antecedents of Amenhotep's reign. Ray Johnson deals first with the building Read More chevron_right

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