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    The Pharaoh: Life at Court and on Campaign (Hardback) By (author) J. Garry Shaw

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    DescriptionThe first book to convey the full experience of what it was actually like to be pharaoh one of the most powerful rulers of the ancient world, Garry Shaw covers, through eight themed chapters, all aspects of the realities of pharaohs life, from mornings waking in the palace to evenings spent banqueting, with all his duties and activities in between. This vividly written and authoritative account provides new insights into key official ceremonies, including the accession and coronation, and the pomp and protocol of an audience before the king, and is supplemented by numerous box features, from the internal decoration of pyramids and the women who became pharaoh, to pharaonic pets, as well as quotations from contemporary sources and a complete king list with brief biographies of the major pharaohs. Beautifully illustrated with a wide range of images, most in colour, including temples and tombs, reliefs and wall paintings, jewelry and statues, line drawings and reconstructions, maps and plans, this book charts the development of a uniquely Egyptian vision of kingship, exemplified by the men and women who ascended the throne from mythical beginnings and the first ruler of a unified country, through renowned and supreme monarchs such as Khufu, Seti I and Ramesses II, to the decadence of the all-too human Ptolemies and pharaonic kingships last gasp under Roman rule.


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    Title
    The Pharaoh
    Subtitle
    Life at Court and on Campaign
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. Garry Shaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 201 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,050 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500051740
    ISBN 10: 0500051747
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    DC22: 932
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932.0099
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    DC23: 932
    LC classification: DT83 .S55 2012
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD, NHHA
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated
    Illustrations note
    234 illustrations, 172 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    31 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Garry J Shaw was born in 1981 and grew up in St. Helens, UK. He studied archaeology and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, and afterwards moved to Egypt to teach for the American University in Cairo. He has lectured in the UK, Egypt, and Canada, appeared in documentaries, and currently teaches classes on Egyptian history, kingship, and mythology for the Egypt Exploration Society, London.
    Review quote
    Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the civilization of ancient Egypt.