Oedipus & Akhnaton has 86 ratings and 7 reviews. Joy said: This is a more speculative book, as Velikovsky says himself. He notes that the myth of Oedipus. Immanuel Velikovsky is, without a doubt one of the most of the books subject figures of Oedipus and Akhnaton and the preparations taken by. Velikovsky is a controversial figure, whether writing about Worlds in Collision and Ages in Chaos (which do not seem so remote as when he.
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Jul 25, Martijn Wieffering rated it it was amazing. He even has an explanation for Antigone’s tomb, the Sphinx, Oedipus’ exile, Polynices not being properly buried, and the Seven Against Thebes. Ages in Chaos II: Timothy rated it really liked it Apr 18, It will be for scholars and Egyptologists to explore Velikovsky’s thesis.
Oedipus & Akhnaton: Myth & History by Immanuel Velikovsky
Subjects Akhenaton, King of Egypt. For all those who’ve wondered about the development of earth, history of mankind, traditions, religions, mythology or just the world as it is today, this book is an enduring must-read.
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Book description Velikovsky connects the events recounted in the Oedipus cycle with those of the Egyptian King Akhnaton, considered the first monotheist, father of King Tutankhamen. Velikovssky gets a sense of the religious conflicts during the time of the 18th Dynasty and the incestuous practices of the ruling families.
Oedipus & Akhnaton: Myth & History
This study carried me into the larger field of Egyptian history and to the concept of Ages in Chaos – a reconstruction of twelve hundred years of ancient history, twelve years of toil. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Black full-cloth boards, gilt embossed cover design, spine titles, light shelf wear.
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Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 5. While “Oedipus and Akhnaton” is the least ‘scientific’ of his works it is no less fascinating and eminently readable.
Front boards depicts coiled cobra in gold. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This book does not deal with difficult chronological issues but deals with the common themes running through stories of Oedipus and Akhnaton and builds a case the the ‘myth’ of Oedipus is actually based on historical events during Pharaoh Akhnaton Although maligned for his theories regarding major astronomical events in historical memory, Velikovsky, a veritable polymath, seems more persuasive regarding his questioning of the accepted chronology of the ancient world, and especially ancient Egypt.
Now we think there were planetary collisions, but that Velikovsky’s time scale was way out of wack. Nonetheless, his books often sold well and gained an enthusiastic support in lay circles, often fuelled by claims of unfair treatment for Velikovsky by orthodox academia.
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Velikovsky connects the events recounted in the Oedipus cycle with those of the Egyptian King Akhnaton, considered the first monotheist, father of King Tutankhamen. Aug 14, Toni rated it really liked it. Check copyright status Cite this Title Oedipus and Akhnaton: Owner’s name on inside. Sep akhnatoon, George Kaposi rated it it was amazing. Book in solid, tight condition, unmarked aside from brief gift inscription on front free endpaper. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”?
Then there is the presence of a Sphinx, an Egyptian figure. Sep 01, Condition: Share your thoughts with other customers.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In this book the author “identifies the scene and all the personages of the Greek Oedipus legend with the life patterns of the family of the Egyptian King Akhnaton, reputedly the first monotheist during the most famous period of Egyptian history”. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Sign akhnwton here to receive your FREE alerts. The horrible detail of Oedipus putting out his own eyes may have a strange parallel to Akhnaton supposedly causing his father’s name to be chiseled off some inscriptions, and also that the priests under King Ay caused the name of Akhnaton to be chiseled off of most of their occurrences in Egypt.
Robin Berry rated it really liked it Aug 01, It’s like ancient conspiracy theory!!