The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson audiobook

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

By Toby Wilkinson
Read by Michael Page

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781541407374

  • ISBN: 9781541407374

Runtime: 18.89 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Washington Post Best Books of the Year selection

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

In this landmark work, one of the world's most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters.

Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only the lavish pomp and artistic grandeur of this land of pyramids and pharaohs but for the first time reveals the constant propaganda and repression that were its foundations. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, Wilkinson takes us inside an exotic tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions.

Riveting and revelatory, filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt will become the standard source about this great civilization, one that lasted—so far—longer than any other.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This is a penetrating and authoritative overview of a violent ancient civilization often revered by contemporary scholars and enthusiasts. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Michael Page’s narration flows with some of the sweep of storytelling but without diverting attention from the text to the performance. He has a deep, resonant voice, a likable English accent, and a serious but amiable manner…He conveys the sense of the text and the author’s implicit judgments skillfully and subtly and renders a great number of complex Egyptian names and terms with the ring of authenticity.” AudioFile
“With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account.” Wall Street Journal
“[Wilkinson] writes with considerable verve…[He] is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt.” New York Times
“Magisterial…[A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums.” Los Angeles Times

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Toby Wilkinson

Author Bio: Toby Wilkinson

Toby Wilkinson earned a degree in Egyptology from the University of Cambridge and is the recipient of several prestigious awards given in his field. Since 2003, he has been a Fellow at Clare College, University of Cambridge.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English