By Dominic Montserrat

The pharaoh Akhenaten, who governed Egypt within the mid-fourteenth century BCE, has been the topic of extra hypothesis than the other personality in Egyptian historical past. This provocative new biography examines either the true Akhenaten and the myths which were created round him. It scrutinises the historical past of the pharaoh and his reign, which has been consistently written in Eurocentric phrases inapplicable to old Egypt, and the archaeology of Akhenaten's capital urban, Amarna. It is going directly to discover the pharaoh's remarkable cultural afterlife, and how he has been invoked to validate every little thing from psychoanalysis to racial equality to Fascism.

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