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The Resource The woman who would be king : Hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient Egypt, Kara Cooney

The woman who would be king : Hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient Egypt, Kara Cooney

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The woman who would be king : Hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient Egypt
Title
The woman who would be king
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Hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient Egypt
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Kara Cooney
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  • Hatshepsut's rise to power in Ancient Egypt
  • woman who would be king
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Hatshepsuts rise to power in Ancient Egypt
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eng
Summary
Hatshepsut, the daughter of a general who took Egypt's throne without status as a king's son and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty, was born into a privileged position of the royal household. Married to her brother, she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father's family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ultimately the twist of fate that paved the way for her inconceivable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of king in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular twenty-two year reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat on the throne. Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays with the veil of piety and sexual expression. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut had to shrewdly operate the levers of a patriarchal system to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh. Hatshepsut had successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority, and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt's most prolific building periods. Scholars have long speculated as to why her images were destroyed within a few decades of her death, all but erasing evidence of her rule
Summary
A portrait of the longest-reigning woman pharaoh in Ancient Egypt draws on surviving artifacts to consider her unprecedented rise, her achievements and why most of her monuments were destroyed after her death
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Biography type
individual biography
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10358416
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SALS
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Cooney, Kara
Dewey number
932.014
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
  • genealogical tables
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Hatshepsut
  • Queens
  • Pharaohs
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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adult
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Hatshepsut's rise to power in Ancient Egypt
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The woman who would be king : Hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient Egypt, Kara Cooney
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First published in the US by Crown Publishers, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054215704
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780746500
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
illustrations, plans, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)904257599
Label
The woman who would be king : Hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient Egypt, Kara Cooney
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the US by Crown Publishers, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054215704
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780746500
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
illustrations, plans, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)904257599

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