Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh

Ramesses Egypt s Greatest Pharaoh Everyone has heard of Ramesses the Great but what is the truth behind the legend Joyce Tyldesley s lively book explores the life and times of Egypt s greatest king Ramesses II was the archetypal Egypt

  • Title: Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh
  • Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley
  • ISBN: 9780140280975
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everyone has heard of Ramesses the Great but what is the truth behind the legend Joyce Tyldesley s lively book explores the life and times of Egypt s greatest king Ramesses II was the archetypal Egyptian pharoah a mighty warrior, an extravagant builder and the father of scores of children His momuments and image were to be found in every corner of the Egyptian empireEveryone has heard of Ramesses the Great but what is the truth behind the legend Joyce Tyldesley s lively book explores the life and times of Egypt s greatest king Ramesses II was the archetypal Egyptian pharoah a mighty warrior, an extravagant builder and the father of scores of children His momuments and image were to be found in every corner of the Egyptian empire This is his amazing story.

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    About "Joyce A. Tyldesley"

    1. Joyce A. Tyldesley

      Joyce Tyldesley is a British archaeologist and Egyptologist, academic, writer and broadcaster.Tyldesley was born in Bolton, Lancashire and attended Bolton School In 1981, she earned a first class honours degree in archaeology from Liverpool University, and a doctorate in Prehistoric Archaeology from Oxford in 1986 She is a Teaching Fellow at Manchester University where she is tutor and course organiser of the three year distance learning internet based Certificate in Egyptology programme run from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology.She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology at Liverpool University, an ex trustee of the Egypt Exploration Society, Chairperson of Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society, and a trustee of Chowbent Chapel.In 2004 she established, with Steven Snape of Rutherford Press Limited, a publishing firm dedicated to publishing serious but accessible books on ancient Egypt while raising money for Egyptology field work Donations from RPL have been made to Manchester Museum and the Egypt Exploration Society currently all profits are donated to the ongoing fieldwork at Zawiyet umm el Rakham.She is married with two children to Egyptologist Steven Snape and lives in Lancashire.

    457 thoughts on “Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh”

    1. A clear and well-written account of the life and reign of Ramesses, one of the most famous Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. I didn't know much about him beyond the fact that he is often hypothesised to be the Pharaoh of Egypt during Moses' Exodus, and that a lot of the monuments and colossi and so on were his.She didn't try so much to get an idea of his person as some of the stuff I've been reading about Akhenaten and Tutankhamen does: instead Joyce Tyldesley elucidates the kind of Pharaoh he wanted p [...]


    2. Joyce Tyldesley has written a great book on one of the most famous pharaohs of ancient Egypt. She includes information on life in the Nile region for the time period as well as on people who surrounded the king. As I am finding with some of the history books I have read lately, maps could have been more plentiful and detailed and pictures of artifacts and locations could have been in color. Nonetheless, the book was quite good and informative.


    3. Tyldesley walks a fine line between scholarly detail and the clarity and simplicity needed for popular consumption. It's not an easy thing to do.


    4. A well laid out and informative book. The author did a great job of portraying Ramesses as something more than the larger than life figure that he is usually shown to be. Additionally, she did a solid job of humanizing history without crossing into historical fiction and did a solid job of backing up her stance on his life and times. When the author proposed her thoughts on the inner workings of Ramesses, she was able to provide multiple possibilities without asserting that any of them were abso [...]


    5. Not enough meat on the bone. Nothing new, no fresh insights. Capable but I think a man like Ramesses deserves a more gripping narrative.


    6. A far-reaching survey of the reign of Ramesses II and pharoanic Egypt of his time. The section regarding his personal and political life is a bit brief, and at times it feels that more pages are devoted to the period before he came to the throne and the period after his death. Considering the scarcity of concrete archaeological remains and the pharoah-centric primary written sources, this is a surprisingly complete look at the history of several thousands of years ago.


    7. Fascinating bio of Ramesses II, his predecessors, some of his 100+ children and the 6 unrelated Ramesses after him. Because of his 60+ years as ruler, a great deal of information about Ramesses was left behind in the form of monuments, temples, tablets and papyrus writings. He led Ancient Egypt to a period of peace and prosperity. Interesting time.


    8. I like the way this book is organized. Chronologically by topic? I would like to read more biographies organized in such a way probably hard to do generally, but Ramesses life seemed well suited for it.


    9. I don't normally enjoy nonfiction books, but this one captured my attention and didn't release me until the end. This was a highly accessible account of the life of a fascinating man and his contemporaries.





    10. I didn't get on with this book at all, I did try but I couldn't get anywhere with it, I've forwarded it on to my lovely niece and I hope she has better luck with it. Bit too dry for me.


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