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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The eldest son Crown Prince Thutmose was recognized as the heir of Amenhotep III but he died relatively young and the next in line for the throne was a prince named Amenhotep.

Akhenaten – Wikipedia

A group of Egypt’s te who attempted to rebel against the Hittites were captured, and wrote letters begging Akhenaten for troops, but he did not respond to most of their pleas. Did you not write to the king, my lord saying, “I am your servant like all the previous mayors [i.

Paperbackpages. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. This scholarly study, based as it is on recent archaeological research, much of it conducted by the author, dispells much of the mythology by clearly distinguishing between what we know, what we akjenaten plausibly hypothesize and what is entirely unsupported by evidence.

Tutankhaten changed his name to Tutankhamun in Year 2 of his reign BC and abandoned the city of Akhetaten, which eventually fell into ruin.

Josephine Lavigne rated it it was amazing Jul 05, If your Akhenaten tends towards the idealist i. Akhenaten’s status as a religious revolutionary has led to much speculationranging from scholarly hypotheses to non-academic fringe theories. Want to Hwretic Currently Reading Read.

The so-called Coregency Stelafound in a tomb in Amarna possibly shows his queen Nefertiti as his coregent, ruling alongside him, but this is not certain as the names have been removed and recarved to show Ankhesenpaaten and Neferneferuaten. Interesting, but delves too deeply into the archeological record for my taste.


Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? It does seem certain that like his father, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten named at least tge daughter as Great Royal Wifebut this does not necessarily indicate she was his sexual consort as the position was also an important ceremonial position. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

Unlike zkhenaten pharaohs, Akhenaten portrayed himself less god like and more human. His paintings were detailed and unique in that they showed naturalism along the Nile River.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The idea of Akhenaten as the pioneer of a monotheistic religion that later became Judaism has been considered by various scholars.

However, depictions of members of the court, especially members of the royal family, are extremely stylized, with elongated heads, protruding stomachs, heavy hips, thin arms and legs, and exaggerated facial features. So perform your service for the king, your lord, and you will live. Obviously, Redford sits on the “fanatic” side of akhenqten fence when it comes to Akhenaten. Amarna letter EA 27 preserves a complaint by Tushratta to Akhenaten about the situation:.

For other uses, see Akhenaten disambiguation. He is married to Susan Redford, who is also an Egyptologist currently teaching classes at the university.

May my brother cause me no distress. Kadesh The two of you take food and strong drink together. Archived from the original on 8 February Akhenaten pointedly refused to save his vassal Rib-Hadda of Byblos — whose kingdom was being besieged by the expanding state of Amurru under Abdi-Ashirta and later Aziruson of Abdi-Ashirta — despite Rib-Hadda’s numerous pleas for help from the pharaoh.


Omowale Jabali rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Doyle Netzly rated it liked it Jul 20, To see what your friends thought of this book, please hreetic up. Is this misshapen individual in any way like us? The construction of the new capital [at Akhetaten] and new temples was to the detriment of the economy in general and the temple-based economy in particular: Routledge,pp.

Akhenaten the Heretic Pharaoh

They have concluded that the elongated skull, cheek bones, cleft palate, and impacted wisdom tooth suggest that the mummy is the father of Tutankhamun, and thus is Akhenaten. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Akhenaten. It is associated with kimg sunken hdretic, long curved spider-like fingers arachnodactylyoccasional congenital heart difficulties, a high curved or slightly cleft palate, and a highly curved cornea heretix dislocated lens of the eye, with the requirement for bright light to see well.

You do not currently have access to this article. Message of Yapahu, the akhenaaten of Gazruyour servant, the dirt at your feet. Similarly, although it is accepted that Akhenaten himself died in Year 17 of his reign, the question of whether Smenkhkare became co-regent perhaps two or three years earlier or enjoyed a brief independent reign is unclear.

It is widely accepted that there are strong stylistic similarities between Akhenaten’s Great Hymn to the Aten and the Biblical Psalmthough this form is found widespread in ancient Near Eastern hymnology both before and after the period.