The Life and Times of Akhnaton pharaoh of Egypt by Arthur Weigall
Publication:1922 Putnam & Sons
"Askhnaton , who has been called 'the first individual in human history' was the son of the Pharaoh Amenophis III, in whose reign (b.c. 1400) Egypt was at the height of her power. The wealth of Thebes, the capital of the Empire, was enormous; and lie had reached a condition of luxury which has never been surpassed in the east. At this time, however, the whole country was under the heel of the arrogant priesthood of Amon, which demanded implicit obedience to its strict and ancient conventions. Then Akhnaton, a mere boy, filled with an overwhelming zeal of truth and sincerity, set himself to overthrow the entire structure. As soon as he came to the throne he began to direct men's eyes to the worship of the true God"
Condition: publishers blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, scarce dust jacket is protected in mylar with some chipping along the top spine edge, raw cut page edges, all pages clean, binding tight, overall very Good Condition