The woman who would be king : Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt. / Kara Cooney.
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- ISBN: 9780307956781 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.Hatshepsut--the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty--was born into a privileged position of the royal household, and she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father's family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ultimately the twist of fate that paved the way for her improbable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just over twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of pharaoh in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat on the throne. Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays in the veil of piety and sexual reinvention. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4774 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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