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Toby Wilkinson

Autor(a) de The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

19 Works 2,177 Membros 33 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Toby Wilkinson is the author of Tutankhamun's Trumpet (2022) and the-New York Times best-selling The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History. He is a Bye-Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge, England.

Obras de Toby Wilkinson

Writings from Ancient Egypt (2016) 167 cópias
The Seventy Great Mysteries of Ancient Egypt (2003) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Early Dynastic Egypt (1999) 78 cópias
The Egyptian World (Routledge Worlds) (2007) — Editor — 21 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1969
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Educação
University of Cambridge
Ocupação
Egyptologist
Organizações
University of Cambridge
Premiações
Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge

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A good look at a very old and at times mysterious ancient civilization. The pharaohs were a mixed bunch, some good rulers, some mediocre, and others bad. Yet the Ptolemies. Wow. What a bunch they were to finish off a 3,000 year old culture!
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JohnMB69 | outras 20 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Turns out Scribes book shop in Dunedin is a great place for all your obscure reading needs.

I don't actually know much about ancient Egypt, despite its fame. This book gave me a window into the ancient civilisation, although for every small grain of knowledge we have it seems there is so much more we don't know.

It's fascinating to see what the Egyptians wrote (those few who could write of course). Most of the pieces are pretty short, I suppose due to the limits of what can reasonably carved into stone. My favourite was the adoption of Nitiqret, an interesting look into the politics of the day. Although I do wonder what she did with all that bread!… (mais)
 
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weemanda | outras 3 resenhas | Nov 2, 2023 |
As others have mentioned, the title of this book is a little misleading. I thought I'd be learning about the average life of an ancient Egyptian, whereas what I actually got was a hundred short biographies of ancient Egyptian individuals. It's not very deep and I didn't find it particularly engaging, but it did serve as a decent re-cap to reinforce my more in-depth learnings about ancient Egypt.

What I most appreciated was the inclusion of names of the subjects' family members and sometimes even pets. I feel like these are too often forgotten.… (mais)
 
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weemanda | 1 outra resenha | Nov 2, 2023 |
Focusing primarily on the period between 1822 and Champollion's breakthrough with the Rosetta stone, and 1922 when Howard Carter discovered Tutanhkamen's tomb, this book charts the development and practice of archaeology in Egypt. While I knew about some of the key moments, this book presented Egyptology in the 19th century as practised and developed by a much more broader range of people than I was aware of—some surprisingly brilliant and forward-thinking, others just out for what they could personally grab and benefit from. A good read.… (mais)
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mari_reads | outras 2 resenhas | Oct 7, 2023 |

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Obras
19
Membros
2,177
Popularidade
#11,778
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
33
ISBNs
92
Idiomas
11
Favorito
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