Hatchepsut The Female Pharaoh

Hatchepsut The Female Pharaoh[Reading] ➬ Hatchepsut The Female Pharaoh ➳ Joyce A. Tyldesley – Heartforum.co.uk ueen or as she would prefer to be remembered King Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman Brilliantly defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role dressing in men's clothes and even w ueen or as she would prefer to be remembered King Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman Brilliantly defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role dressing Hatchepsut The PDF/EPUB ² in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the 's she has since been subject to intense speculation about her actions and motivations Combining archaeological and historical evidence from a wide range of sources Joyce Tyldesley's dazzling piece of detection strips away the myths and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.

Joyce Tyldesley is a British archaeologist and Egyptologist academic writer and broadcasterTyldesley was born in Bolton Lancashire and attended Bolton School In she earned a first class Hatchepsut The PDF/EPUB ² honours degree in archaeology from Liverpool University and a doctorate in Prehistoric Archaeology from Oxford in She is a Teaching Fellow at Manchester University where she is tutor and course or.

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Hatchepsut The Female Pharaoh
  • Joyce A. Tyldesley
  • English
  • 13 December 2014
  • 9780140244649

10 thoughts on “Hatchepsut The Female Pharaoh

  1. Nicky says:

    The problem with Hatchepsut compared with the subject of another of Tyldesley’s biographies Cleopatra is that there just isn’t enough to go on While Tyldesley does a good job at presenting the information we have about Hatchepsut there just isn’t enough of it Given the way the female pharaoh’s reign was hidden deliberately and by the misunderstanding of scholars and the pillaging of Egypt’s antiuities I’m not sure if anyone can write a satisfying biography of Hatchepsut Even where Tyldesley tries to look for the personality of Egypt’s female pharaoh it seems so thin and speculative that it doesn’t work very wellThe benefit of all this of course is that this isn’t sensationalised There’s no absurd speculations about Hatchepsut’s gender and sexuality — an approach I could really imagine from some less source based biographies in this world where such things are endlessly fascinating to many It sticks to the facts presenting something as close to authenticity and truth as we can get from this distanceIt’s just even if you don’t want something sensational that can be less than satisfying This book is enjoyable if you’re into Egypt and Egyptology but perhaps less so if you’re looking for an inspirational story about a woman overcoming patriarchy Personally I enjoyed it but I can understand those who have found it dryOriginally posted on my blog

  2. Tamara Agha-Jaffar says:

    Hatchepsut The Female Pharaoh by Joyce A Tyldesley is a documented research on the life of Hatchepsut the female pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty Tyldesley pieces together the available historical and archaeological evidence to detail the life and times of Hatchepsut Unfortunately there is much that has been lost to us as a result of tomb robbers the pillaging of Egypt’s antiuities and the systematic attempts to erase all evidence of Hatchepsut’s rule shortly after her demise Tyldesley’s scholarly approach to the subject is to be commended She does not attempt to sensationalize the issue of a female pharaoh She presents the known facts methodically; dispels the theory of mutual animosity existing between Hatchepsut and her step son Tuthmosis III; situates Hatchepsut’s rise to power within its historical context; provides alternative scholarly interpretations to events when relevant; and then suggests the path that seems the most logical What emerges is a fascinating portrait of a powerful female who assumed the position of pharaoh after the death of her half brotherhusband Tuthmosis II Hatchepsut went to extraordinary lengths to present herself as a viable legitimate pharaoh She wore male clothing including a pharaoh’s false beard and among other activities ordered a seuence of images of her own divine conception and birth be carved in a portico in her mortuary temple at Deir el Bahri Since all kings of Egypt had wives Hatchepsut selected her daughter Neferure to assume the role of the king’s wife assigning her its duties Tyldesley highlights Hatchepsut’s military exploits her expeditions to foreign lands including Punt and her instigation of an impressive construction program of monuments and mortuary temples Egypt experienced a time of prosperity and peace under her rule She relied heavily on her advisor Senenmut for a number of years But for reasons we can only speculate Senenmut eventually fell out of favor with her Shortly after her death and the ascension of Tuthmosis III as Pharaoh systematic attempts were made to erase all evidence of Hatchepsut’s reign including effacing her monuments and wall carvings on mortuary temples This was tantamount to an attempt to erase her from history and to subject her spirit to a “Second Death” from which there could be no return Although some scholars speculate that Tuthmosis III was avenging himself on his stepmother for usurping his right to throne Tyldesley argues the evidence for this is inconclusive We may never know all there is to know about Hatchepsut But Joyce Tyldesley has produced an engaging readable scholarly work based on the available evidence about this female pharaoh In the process she has given us a glimpse of a fascinating woman living in fascinating times Highly recommended

  3. G. Lawrence says:

    Excellent A fascinating look at a successful female pharaoh of the 18th dynasty whose name some attempted thankfully unsuccessfully to obliterate from history

  4. Victoria Adams says:

    Since I love ancient history I usually hunt through bookstore shelves for little known titles Sometimes the dusty cluttered and unorganized used bookshop can produce the most fascinating bits of wisdom I can’t say precisely where I found this particular gem however the pricing on the dust jacket tells me that is was most likely on one of those adventurous afternoons in a cavernous used bookshopHatshepsut was born the eldest daughter of Thutmose I According to royal Egyptian custom she was married to her half brother Thutmose II and became the guardian of her stepson nephew Thutmose III As a ruler she went against then accepted tradition and set herself up as King and Pharaoh The archeology that we can now piece together indicates that during her reign Egypt was internally at peace was active in foreign exploration actively pursued monumental projects and prospered for a number of years Sadly her stepson took issue with her approach and methods and once he took the throne led the effort to literally wipe any knowledge of her from history In Egyptian religious practice that was tantamount to eternal deathThis book authored by Joyce Tyldesley brings together a number of sources that help us piece together the life and times of this rather innovative monarch The book has photos drawings maps and an extensive bibliography A uote from the introduction will set the tone “While it is very difficult for any biographer to remain entirely impartial about his or her subject I am attempting to provide the non specialist reader with an objective and unbiased account of the life and times of King Hatchepsut gathered from the researches of those Egyptologists who have spent years studying sometimes in minute detail the individual threads of evidence which when woven together form the tapestry of her reign It is up to the reader to decide on the rights or wrongs of her actions”This is the type of book that introduces a reader to historical research without bogging down a “non specialist” in academic jargon I found it a delightful read

  5. Iset says:

    This is a non fictional historical work detailing the life of Pharaoh Hatshepsut Initial chapters describe the Hyksos invasion of the Second Intermediate Period their defeat and the establishment of the New Kingdom and 18th Dynasty under Pharaoh Ahmose I and finally how the Tuthmosides came to the throne After this Tyldesley finally describes Hatshepsut's life as princess ueen and pharaoh her monuments military exploits the famous expedition to Punt and her relationship with her trusted advisor Senenmut Through use of archaeological and historical evidence Tyldesley builds up a picture of Hatshepsut's motives and personalityThe first setting the scene chapters were a good introduction for the average reader coming to this book but totally unnecessary for academics already familiar with the period which I assume the book was aimed at It felt like too much time was spent on this setting the scene than on Hatshepsut Tyldesley's use of historical and archaeological material to build up a plausible picture of Hatshepsut's motives and personality is to be commended and one of my favourite parts of the book along with the section on the expedition to the fabulous land of Punt However the chapter on Hatshepsut's monuments dragged on a bit and was a bit dryAll in all a well constructed picture from the evidence but rather dry in places

  6. Bettie says:

    Description Egypt's ueen or as she would prefer to be remembered King Hatchepsut ruled over an age of peace prosperity and remarkable architectural achievement c 1490 bc Had she been born a man her reign would almost certainly have been remembered for its stable government successful trade missions and the construction of one of the most beautiful structures in the world the Deir el Bahri temple at LuxorAfter her death however her name and image were viciously attacked her monuments destroyed or usurped her place in history systematically obliterated At last in this dazzling work of archaeological and historical sleuthing Joyce Tyldesley rescues this intriguing figure from than two thousand years of oblivion and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful prominence as the first woman in recorded history to rule a nation

  7. Shonna says:

    It was a little too longseemed like there was filler in it Writing was pretty engaging though The meat of it is fascinating Worth a read

  8. Lauralee says:

    Hatchepsut has fascinated the popular imagination by cross dressing as a man donning a man's kilt wearing a false beard and claiming herself as a king rather than a ueen While Hatchepsut was definitely not the first nor the last female pharaoh she is the most successful of the female kings Her powers and success eclipsed the later famous ueen Cleopatra VII Tyldesley's unbiased biography highlights Hatchepsut's accomplishments to show that Egyptian women were capable of ruling as the male pharaohs Hatchepsut was the Egyptian princess of Pharaoh Tuthmosis I and ueen Ahmose She married her half brother Thutmosis II at tweleve years old and had a daughter named Neferure After her husband's death Hatchepsut became ueen regent to the child Tuthmosis III A few years later she decided to rule as Pharaoh of Egypt instead The author portrays Hatchepsut as a young woman between the age of fifteen and thirty years old when her husband died She also portrays Hatchepsut as a woman who at first did not want to be pharaoh but was comfortable in her role to be a conventional ueen regent One of the explanations that she gives for Hatchepsut's decision to be pharaoh is because the young child king Tuthmosis III may die before he reached adulthood Because of Hatchepsut's young age we find that we can relate to her prudent decision to become Pharaoh of Egypt Unlike the common myth of Tuthmosis III hating his step mother for usurping his throne Tyldesley states that there was no evidence for his hatred Tuthmosis did not make any attempt to oppose Hatchepsut during her reign but instead allowed her to be the dominant pharaoh Tyldesley explains that this may be because he was most likely waiting for her to die off The author gives a great introduction into the history of the 18th dynasty We learn that women had far freedom than that of the other contemporary kingdoms Tyldesley also gives a comprehensive account about the everyday life of ancient Egypt The biography also discusses the history of the archeological findings regarding Hatchepsut Overall this book is of a history of archeological work of how Hatchepsut has been interpreted since her discovery than of Hatchepsut herself The work is dry poorly structured and redundant However the author highlights Hatchepsut's accomplishments as pharaoh and we are able to glimpse how striking a woman she truly was While it was fascinating at times to see how Hatchepsut has been viewed since the discovery of her in the nineteenth century for thousands of years her name has been erased from history because she was a successful female king the archeology is not near as fascinating as the living breathing ueenKing of Egypt This novel is a great introduction for readers who would like to learn about Hatchepsut and the ancient Egyptian empire

  9. Kavita says:

    This is a very good biography of Hatshepsut Joyce Tyldesley starts off with detailed background information and gradually eases into Hatshepsut's reign Her life and death are discussed in detail along with different interpretations of the archaeological evidence that have been found It is comparatively difficult to find and understand information about a ruler who has been effaced from history by her successors and there can never be a complete certainty about many things So I appreciate that the author has given the route taken by various Egyptologists to arrive at their present conclusionsThe book is divided into eight parts each one dealing with a different facet of Hatshepsut's reign There are some interesting black and white photos at the end of the book The writing was good and the narrative flowed freely and I really enjoyed this book

  10. Vanessa says:

    good source for an ancient history task

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