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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


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


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


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


Introduction: Sunrise

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Egypt was in her height of powers in the middle of the 14th century BC. Thutmoside kings of the earlier part of the Eighteenth Dynasty had created a network of client-states stretching its 600 ... More


The Noonday Sun

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Countries in the West and East, including lands in midst of the sea, were connected at one time to bring offerings to the king upon the great throne of Akhet-Aten. They worshipped the throne for all ... More


Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt

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/9789774166334.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This section gives a brief summary of the history of Egypt transition between the Hyksos-dominated Second Intermediate Period and the death of Thutmose III. It includes accounts of the expulsion of ... More


Dawn of the Golden Age

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/9789774166334.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides an account and discussion of the reigns of Amenhotep II and Thutmose IV. It discusses the campaigns of Amenhotep II into Syria-Palestine, his officials, the problems surrounding ... More


The Road to Tell El-Amarna

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/9789774166334.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes and discusses the first part of the reign of Amenhotep IV, down to his change of name to Akhenaten. This highlights the evolution of the way in which the king was depicted, and ... More


The Dawn of the Amarna Period

James K. Hoffmeier

in Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

This chapter introduces the earlier years of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), seeking to understand his early religious preferences. Why did he develop an aversion for Amun-Re, and how could this once ... More


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