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    Description"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER "Magisterial . . . [A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt's complex evolution over the course of three millenniums."--"Los Angeles Times" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "The Washington Post - Publishers Weekly" In this landmark volume, one of the world's most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire. 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. Here are the legendary leaders: Akhenaten, the "heretic king," who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a political and societal decline. 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. "With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account."--"The Wall Street Journal" "[Wilkinson] writes with considerable verve. . . . [He] is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt."--"The New York Times"


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    Title
    The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Toby Wilkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553384901
    ISBN 10: 0553384902
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC21: 932
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    DC22: 932
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000, HIS039000
    LC classification: DT83 .W658 2013
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHTB, NHC, NHG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    12 MAPS; 3 16-PP COLOR INSERTS + 44 B/W PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House Trade
    Imprint name
    Random House Trade
    Publication date
    01 August 2013
    Author Information
    Toby Wilkinson graduated with a first class honors degree in Egyptology from Downing College, University of Cambridge, winning the university's Thomas Mulvey prize. He is the recipient of the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology, a Leverhulme Trust Special Research Fellowship, and an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham. 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."
    Review quote
    "A magnificent, illuminating and refreshingly readable overview of the entire phenomenon of ancient Egypt."--"The Washington Post" "Magisterial . . . [A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt's complex evolution over the course of three millenniums."--"Los Angeles Times" "With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account."--"The Wall Street Journal" "[Wilkinson] writes with considerable verve. . . . [He] is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt."--"The New York Times" "Engrossing . . . Readers will find it hard to put down. . . . This book will serve as a standard for general readers and college students alike."--"Library Journal" (starred review) "Absolutely divine . . . a thorough, erudite and enthusiastic gallop through an astonishing three thousand years.""--The Sunday Times "