Akhenaten: The Heretic King. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Pp. xxvi, , The American Historical Review, Volume. Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. Akhenaten, the heretic king. [Donald B Redford] — Describes the world of Akhenaten, a ruler of ancient Egypt who attempted to introduce.

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People were portrayed as they were. His daughter was then replaced with Ankhesenpaaten. In time, Akhenaten turned his focus and beliefs to another deity called Aten.

Ever since reading Freud’s Moses and Monotheism I’ve been interested in what we know about Akhenaten, who, with his wife Nefertiti, has carried a lot of retrospective cultural baggage, some of which I’ve read in more popular books.

In my brother’s country gold is as plentiful as thd. He is his father’s image on earth, and as Akhenaten is king on earth, his father is king in heaven. Family tree of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt.

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Pages 34 – Such scenes included him kissing his daughters and sitting with his wife in a family oriented manner. If you don’t have a particular opinion on Akhenaten, then akhenaaten book will probably be interesting, in t Whether you’ll find this book a good read depends largely on your opinion of Akhenaten.

May my brother send me akhennaten gold. As a sidenote, if anyone is interested in reading more about these different interpretations of Akhenaten, I can only recommend picking up Akhenaten: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nefertiti also appears, both beside the king and alone or with her daughtersin actions usually reserved for a pharaoh, suggesting that she enjoyed unusual status for a queen. Current literature by Eric Cline, Nicholas Reeves, Peter Dorman and other scholars comes out strongly against the establishment of a long coregency between the two rulers and in favour of either no coregency or a brief hreetic lasting one to two years at the most.


Why are you at peace with a ruler whom the king is fighting? Michele Davis rated it liked it Sep 29, When the loyal but unfortunate Rib-Hadda was killed at the instigation of Aziru, [42] Akhenaten sent an angry letter to Aziru containing a barely veiled accusation of outright treachery on the latter’s part.

He ordered the defacing of Amun’s temples throughout Egypt and, in a number of aohenaten, inscriptions of the plural ‘gods’ were also removed. So perform your service for the king, your lord, and you will live.

A personal favourite with me in this book was the section on the archaeological work Perhaps not the newest book on the subject for example much more modern research has been done on Tutanchamun and his parentagebut a very well written and well researched one, that is quite informative and interesting to read.

In Februarythe Egyptian Ministry for Antiquities announced what it called conclusive evidence that Akhenaten shared power with his father for at least 8 years. The Heretic King is a fascinating and valuable resource on Akhenaten and his reign, but Akhenaten fans are advised to stay away. However, as an autosomal recessive disease, it seems to fit better into Akhenaten’s family tree — Akhenaten’s parents, Amenhotep III and Tiye, were probably healthy, and Marfan Syndrome was ruled out following DNA tests on Tutankhamun in In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

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Professor Redford has directed a number of important excavations in Egypt, notably at Karnak and Mendes. Timeline of the Ancient Near East. The depictions of hereticc may correspond to the emphasis on the active, creative nurturing of the Aten emphasized in the “Great Hymn to the Aten” and elsewhere.

Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Thanks for telling us about the problem. When Rib-Hadda appealed in vain for aid from Akhenaten and then turned to Aziru, his sworn enemy, to place him back on the amhenaten of his city, Aziru promptly had him dispatched to the king of Sidon, where Rib-Hadda was almost certainly executed.


Freud commented on the connection between Adonai, the Egyptian Aten and the Syrian divine name of Adonis as a primeval unity of language between the factions; [69] in this he was following the argument of Egyptologist Arthur Weigall.

The only name he kept was his prenomen or throne name of Neferkheperure.

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This is thought to be part of an attempt by Horemheb to delete all trace of Atenism and the pharaohs associated with it from the historical skhenaten. Article PDF first page preview.

Darren Stein rated it liked it Nov 17, Akhenaten is also believed to have composed the Great Hymn to the Aten. InHutan Ashrafian, a surgeon at Imperial College Londonpublished research into the early death of Akhenaten and the premature deaths of other 18th Dynasty pharaohs including Tutankhamun and Thutmose IV.

Her daughter soon took her place and held the duties her mother once did. Your father himself recast the statues [i]n hheretic presence of my messengers, and he made them entirely of pure gold Personally, I didn’t think Redford’s hard evidence requires the interpretation he gives it and I’d be interested in reading other, comparably well-grounded studies with more positive appropriations.

Within a decade a comprehensive political, religious and artistic reformation began promoting a return of Egyptian life to the norms it had followed during his father’s reign.

Akhenaten: The Heretic King

The couple raised many extraordinary buildings and conducted sophisticated ceremonies in the temples and palaces. Redford’s writing is also thought-provoking at times. Soon after becoming pharaoh of Egypt, Akhenaten discarded his royal name and loyalty to Amon.

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