The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt [1st U.S. ed] 9780679604297, 9780553805536, 0679604294, 9781299073562, 1299073565

Divine right (5000-2175 B.C.). In the beginning ; God incarnate ; Absolute power ; Heaven on Earth ; Eternity assured --

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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt [1st U.S. ed]
 9780679604297, 9780553805536, 0679604294, 9781299073562, 1299073565

Table of contents :
Divine right (5000-2175 B.C.). In the beginning
God incarnate
Absolute power
Heaven on Earth
Eternity assured --
End of innocence (2175-1541 B.C.). Civil war
Paradise postponed
The face of tyranny
Bitter harvest --
The power of the glory (1541-1322 B.C.). Order reimposed
Pushing the boundaries
King and country
Golden Age
Royal revolution --
Military might (1322-1069 B.C.). Martial law
War and peace
Triumph and tragedy
Double-edged sword --
Change and decay (1069-30 B.C.). A house divided
A tarnished throne
Fortune's fickle wheel
Invasion and introspection
The long goodbye
Finis.

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