Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt: from Early Dynastic Times to the Death of Cleopatra

Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt: from Early Dynastic Times to the Death of Cleopatra

Hardback Chronicles

By (author) Joyce A. Tyldesley

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 262mm x 23mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500051453
  • ISBN 13: 9780500051450
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: Illustrated
  • Illustrations note: 273 illustrations, 173 in colour
  • Sales rank: 234,046

Product description

This new volume in the bestselling Chronicle series is the first book to recount the full history of queenship in ancient Egypt, revealing the essential role played by women in the royal household. A highly readable and authoritative account, it is ideal for home, university or school reference.

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Author information

Joyce Tyldesley has written bestselling biographies of Hatshepsut and Nefertiti, as well as the recent The Private Lives of the Pharaohs, which accompanied a Channel 4 television series.

Table of contents

Introduction: Royal Consorts and Female Kings; I. The First Queens: The Early Dynastic Period; II. Queens of the Pyramid Age: The Old Kingdom; III. Chaos and Rebirth: The First Intermediate Period, Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period; IV. Queens of the Empire: The New Kingdom; V. Weakened Royal Power: The Third Intermediate Period and Late Period; VI: The Last Queens of Egypt: The Macedonian Period and Ptolemaic Period.