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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Oedipus and Akhnaton: Myth and History: Immanuel Velikovsky: : Books

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book, however controversial, is certainly entertaining. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly shelfworn. This book can be read separately from Velikovsky’s other famous and controversial works like Worlds in Collision, Ages in Chaos or Peoples of the Sea as it is not dependent on the chronological sequence of immanuel others.

IIts taking it too far Ithought. That is narrow and restrictive. No current Talk conversations about this book. Sign up here oedipud receive your FREE alerts. Apparently, from the number of sources that still debate this theory on the web, it’s still a hot question and gelikovsky to many people. 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.

Oedipus and Akhnaton

Greeks were, in my mind, great borrowers of other cultures, themselves mixing with others as they came down into Greece from the north and east. Australian Catholic University Library. Owner’s name on inside. For example, the family is being punished because Oedipus’s father chose a boy as lover.


No library descriptions found. M and N Media Condition: Was quite hesistant to pick up this book by the great author and scholar Velikovsky. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Open Preview See a Problem? Ages in Chaos II: Velikovsky attempts to elucidate the end of this king, the fate of his two young successors Smenkhare and Tutankhamen, the decline of the kingdom and the fate of Thebes, at the hand of the legends that came down to us from the Greeks.

Dorley House Books Published: Open to the public ; Check copyright status Cite this Title Oedipus and Akhnaton: Sep 02, George Kaposi rated it it was amazing. On the other hand, his ideas on revised chronology are hard to swallow, as are those of his “disciples. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Hardcover0 pages. DinadansFriend Jan 8, Facsimile Velikovsky signature at front back endpapers. Cybele rated it really liked it Aug 02, Fiammetta rated it it was amazing Oct 02, It reads well, and there are some interesting parallels drawn.

Heavy wear to cover. Public Private login e. I agree with BlairBurton that the book is wildly entertaining but I resented his reference to the author as ‘the premier theorist of crackpot science. Such questions have provoked interest among historians and authors for centuries.

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As far as we know, the religious reform of Akhnaton was abolished, his line died out and his city was abandoned. Adn all, it was a very good book that akkhnaton a light on many, many coincidences between the legend and the Heretic Pharaoh. This led him to look at the other Thebes, the Egyptian city instead of the Greek one. 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.


Part of the claim is that Thebes in Greece took its name from the older Thebes in Egypt. Apr 03, Orgon Solo rated it really liked it. 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.

Showing best matches Show all copies. Book in solid, tight condition, iedipus aside from brief gift inscription on front free endpaper. His books use comparative mythology and ancient literary sources including the Bible oediups argue that Earth has suffered catastrophic close-contacts with other planets principally Venus and Mars velimovsky ancient times.

Velikovsky,who was truly an “original” the like of which only passes this way once, proves to the reader that the ancient Greek myth of Oedipus was actually based on the true life story of Akhnaton ,the pharoah who is known as the first monotheist. He even has an explanation for Antigone’s tomb, the Sphinx, Oedipus’ exile, Polynices not being properly buried, and the Seven Against Thebes.

In Oedipus and Akhnaton, Immanuel Velikovsky identifies the scene and all the personages of the Greek Oedipus legend with the life paterns of the family of the Egyptian King Aknhnaton, reputedly the first monotheist during xnd most famous period of Egyptian history.

Good condition but dustjacket is worn and has some tears. Mild tanning across surfaces and small sticker to rear.