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The Resource The woman who would be king : hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient egypt, Kara Cooney, (electronic resource)

The woman who would be king : hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient egypt, Kara Cooney, (electronic resource)

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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
Title remainder
hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient egypt
Statement of responsibility
Kara Cooney
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut'the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty'was born into a privileged position of the royal household, and 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 improbable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just over twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of pharaoh in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular 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 in the veil of piety and sexual reinvention. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut shrewdly operated the levers of power 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 monuments were destroyed within a few decades of her death, all but erasing evidence of her unprecedented rule. Constructing a rich narrative history using the artifacts that remain, noted Egyptologist Kara Cooney offers a remarkable interpretation of how Hatshepsut rapidly but methodically consolidated power'and why she fell from public favor just as quickly. The Woman Who Would Be King traces the unconventional life of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women in power. From the Hardcover edition
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooney, Kara
Dewey number
932.014092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT87.15
LC item number
.C66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hatshepsut
  • Hatshepsut
  • Queens
  • Pharaohs
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
The woman who would be king : hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient egypt, Kara Cooney, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Divine origins -- A place of her own -- King's great wife -- Regency for TIII: close family relationships and depictions as queen -- Claiming the kingship -- A woman king -- Jubilee -- The setting sun -- The king is dead; long live the real king -- Title TK
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780307956781
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00319976
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9B991C3C-F6F1-4148-A138-C9B2095C9066
System control number
  • 2055123
  • (OCoLC)883311154
  • (OCoLC)ocn883311154
  • 2055123
Label
The woman who would be king : hatshepsut's rise to power in ancient egypt, Kara Cooney, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Divine origins -- A place of her own -- King's great wife -- Regency for TIII: close family relationships and depictions as queen -- Claiming the kingship -- A woman king -- Jubilee -- The setting sun -- The king is dead; long live the real king -- Title TK
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307956781
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00319976
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9B991C3C-F6F1-4148-A138-C9B2095C9066
System control number
  • 2055123
  • (OCoLC)883311154
  • (OCoLC)ocn883311154
  • 2055123

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