Oedipus and Akhnaton

Oedipus and Akhnaton : Myth and History

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Who hasn't heard of him - Oedipus, the tragic figure from Greek mythology whose shocking fate has moved so many generations, inspired so many writers and even found his way into modern psychology through Sigmund Freud?

Is it conceivable that this figure and his fate was not a creation of human fancy at all but the conversion of real historical happenings?

This question is posed by Immanuel Velikovsky in the present book. Like a detective, he takes the reader on a unique investigation full of suspense, breathtaking surprises and insights while meticulously searching for traces of a finding that seems to be even more incredible than the original myth itself.

The most popular pharaonic family of all - Akhnaton along with his wife Nefertiti and his son Tutankhamen - are exposed as the real protagonists of the Oedipus saga.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • English
  • Softcover ed.
  • 1906833184
  • 9781906833183
  • 1,246,273

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... an exciting book ... Dr. Velikovsky pursues his idea with the logic of a geometrician and the hunting zest of a detective ... (Boston Herald)

Dr. Velikovsky has written an extremely well-documented book, thorough in analysis, revolutionary in historical implications, and unsurpassed in suspense ... (Toronto Globe and Mail)

Velikovsky has turned his brilliant mind and pen to the Oedipus and Akhnaton legend. ... He skillfully sifts facts ... sculpts a fascinating conclusion that offers the reader a thrill even greater than that provided by a best-selling mystery. (Des Moines Register)
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