The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt (Ebook epub) by Kara Cooney

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S most prolific building periodsConstructing a rich narrative history using the artifacts that remain noted Egyptologist Kara Cooney offers a remarkable interpretation of how Hatshepsut rapidly but methodically consolidated powerand why she fell from public favor just as uickly The Woman Who Would Be King traces the unconventional life of an almost forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women in power.

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The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

An engrossing biography of the longest reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to powerHatshepsutthe daughter of a general who usurped Egypt s thronewas expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her fathers family Her failure to produce a male heir however paved the way for her improbable rule as a cross dressing king At just over twenty Hatshepsut out maneuvered the.

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Mother of Thutmose III the infant king for a seat on the throne and ascended to the rank of pharaohShrewdly operating the levers of power to emerge as Egypt s second female pharaoh Hatshepsut was a master strategist cloaking her political power plays in the veil of piety and sexual reinvention She successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt.