World History Biographies: Hatshepsut

World History Biographies: Hatshepsut : The Princess Who Became King

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She was the Egyptian girl who became a master politician and a supreme stateswoman. Inheriting her father's throne along with her young stepson, Hatshepsut was soon crowned pharaoh in her own right. This is the startling tale of a woman's rise to power within the patriarchal society of ancient Egypt: Hatshepsut was shrewdly conveyed as a masculine ruler in all public statues and artwork, and donned male dress and a false beard in person. She ruled Egypt for decades, claiming her rightful place in the history of this great civilization. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 177.8 x 246.38 x 10.16mm | 340.19g
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • A Marshall
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0792236467
  • 9780792236467

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"Illustrated with clear, color photos of artifacts and sites as well as colorful maps...this provides an accessible introduction to Hatshepsut and her times." --Booklist
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About Ellen Galford

Ellen Galford has written and edited illustrated books for adults and younger readers on a wide variety of subjects, including archaeology, ancient and medieval social history, costume, genealogy, folklore and mythology, and the history of the Olympic Games. A former college lecturer, newspaper journalist, and broadcaster, she is also the author of several novels and has written fiction and nonfiction pieces for many anthologies.
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