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Imperial Millennialism The Monotheist Pharaoh Akhenaten (1360–1347 bce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter identifies the “heretic pharaoh” Akhenaten as a millennialistavant la lettre. His version constitutes an unusual form of millennialism, a top-down, success driven apocalyptic scenario ... More


Gold is as Dust …

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunrise: Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166334
eISBN:
9781617976537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166334.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter deals with the reign of Amenhotep III, covering his family relationships, government, monuments and foreign relations. This includes discussions of the ramifications of the family of his ... More


Amarna Sunrise: Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166334
eISBN:
9781617976537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166334.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The latter part of the fifteenth century BC saw Egypt's political power reach its zenith, with an empire that stretched from beyond the Euphrates in the north to much of what is now Sudan in the ... More


The Kings of the Sun

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks at the several generations of Eighteenth-Dynasty kings whose histories were tied to “the Aten”—the sun god. The Aten has long been a designation of the physical body of the sun, ... More


Siptah

Aidan Dodson

in Poisoned Legacy: The Fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163951
eISBN:
9781936190058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163951.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Siptah had been the successor of Sethy II. On the basis of a number of cases where Siptah's cartouches have been overwritten by those of Sethy II, scholars concluded that Siptah must have been a ... More


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