Akhenaten: History, Fantasy and Ancient Egypt

Front Cover
Routledge, May 1, 2014 - Social Science - 240 pages
The pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt in the mid-fourteenth century BCE, has been the subject of more speculation than any other character in Egyptian history. This provocative new biography examines both the real Akhenaten and the myths that have been created around him. It scrutinises the history of the pharaoh and his reign, which has been continually written in Eurocentric terms inapplicable to ancient Egypt, and the archaeology of Akhenaten's capital city, Amarna. It goes on to explore the pharaoh's extraordinary cultural afterlife, and the way he has been invoked to validate everything from psychoanalysis to racial equality to Fascism.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

List of illustrations
Histories of Akhenaten
The archaeologiesofAmarna
Race and religion
Appendix
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information