Akhenaten: History, Fantasy and Ancient Egypt

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Routledge, 1. maí 2014 - 240 síđur
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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.

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1 Akhenaten in the mirror
1
2 Histories of Akhenaten
12
3 The archaeologies of Amarna
55
4 Protestants psychoanalysts and Fascists
95
5 Race and religion
114
6 Literary Akhenatens
139
7 Sexualities
168
8 Epilogue
183
Appendix
185
Notes
189
Bibliography
200
Index
213
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