Dagon , a Phoenician merchant: a Phoenician and Philistine god of agriculture and the earth; the national god of the Philistines. All ancient Egyptian social classes , including the peasants , are represented in Pharaoh. Asarhadon, a Phoenician innkeeper: a variant of " Esarhaddon ", an Assyrian king. Phut another name used by Berossus : Phut, a descendant of Noah named in Genesis. Mephres , an elderly Egyptian high priest and the most implacable foe of the protagonist, Ramses: an 18th-Dynasty pharaoh, evidently identical with Thutmose I. Sargon , an Assyrian envoy : name of two Assyrian kings.
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This book, written in the end of 19th century, still remains valid. More detailed review after I read it again. Knowing, that I write very long reviews, and heavy:- , and last night I slept little will be a real challenge for me.
The theme is very interesting I unfortunately during the race never had the opportunity to deeply in the history of Egypt something, which I regret and why I feel hunger for this topic. As some of the characters they had forgotten me. I decided to write it before you give it to the friend of my boss. If I said that the novel Fevre was or could be a gem.
This novel came highly recommended, because the criticism had given up before her, and had praised it. In part by the Polish film of the s. This was a novel, which had appeared in the which had to be read before you die, and in my opinion if you die before reading this book do not believe, that they regret it very sincerely.
As said a character in G. Certainly this book we sold has been sold to us as a book of the Government, of the passion of send, how works power, but in my opinion adds nothing. I believe that the book of Boleslaw Prus has been praised, because it is the manuel on the left header.
What it proclaims but the attempt of a Pharaoh fictitious, although Prus believed in the existence of this Pharaoh Ramses XIII, who tries to impose a secularizing policy against Egyptian clergy and fails. I have been able to empathize nothing, which according to many is the adorable young, trying to fight against theocracy and showing a vision Hobesiano wonderful thing, which is that the State controls our lives.
Year achieved independence, Pilsudski defeat to the Communists, and in a Polish Saint Pope called Juan Pablo II as a new Moses gets along with others freeing Poland from the clutches of communism.
A group of scientists, who make philosophy, and make it bad. This leaves headdress Boleslaw Prus approach, apart from this book suffers from a serious flaw is hopelessly dragging its feet long, and very heavy. It is curious Prus, which was critical of Sienkiewicz and I marred her historical errors in his Polish trilogy.
Make them, and most of it. First guided by the history of Ignacy Zagniell with a fictitious Pharaoh of the twentieth dynasty. Then you have no idea puts a Phoenician name of Dagon, which is a philistine deity, he invents a Phoenician King Hiram, who is much later.
The Assyrian Kings is not known, and tries to one called Assar, and a legacy called Sargon. During the novel a Chaldean priest speaks of the possibility of Egypt to be devoured by Assyria. Still would be much independence to Egypt, which would be not conquered by Assyria until the 7th century BC with Asarhadon, and Assurbanipal. We see as another name is Tamar, which is a Hebrew name.
Not to mention the use of metals which at that time did not exist. Says the author of the prologue that the author seeks to psychological perfection, and there is a melodrama in the style of the novels of Walter Scott, but it is only thing, actually.
Sara Jewish marriage is a bit far-fetched, and his impersonation by Kama also. The plot is extremely weak, and little credible. Egypt begins to slow down from the 21st dynasty perhaps the impetuous, and proud Pharaoh policies were not so good, if they end up leading to the decline of his people. Certainly though social policies proposed by Ramses are fair and reasonable, and it can be compatible with distributism and social policy of the Church.
The concern is return to the State, and give absolute power, as he had at the time of the Caesars, where was the deification of the Emperor, to protect it. We see that the person loses rights, and can do nothing without the Pope state this tells you that it is very worrying, and one begins to understand why this was the favorite of the Iosif Stalin genocidal novel if a damnatio memoriae to Hitler and Nazism You should also have it to communism.
Despite his friendship with Zeromskiego I want to believe that Prus was not looking for a socialist State, and that he thought that this model was best for Poland. This novel has some good things as it is not a novel of good and bad and that the characters are gray, which is realistic, though Prus tends to fall into fatalism. Not having his novels a happy ending.
It is the struggle of the individual against tyranny, and is what makes the novel by Mika Waltari mythical and real. Here is a struggle of antagonisms that end up boring the reader, and that resolves in a way very chusca, as if it were a novel juvenile of Mark Twain, or a Tintin comic.
It is good for young people, but not for experienced readers. In this case the nemesis of Ramses to part of Herhor is a mercenary Greek venal, and without scruples. Some character deserves attention as Pentuer, the effeminate Thutmose. Also interesting is the dilemma of whether foreign Yes in this case the Phoenicians are the scapegoat , or secularist policies to follow. I wish a better fortune to Prus at a future time , and to the reader or user of Goodreads if it reads it hope, who likes more than to me.
El tema es muy interesante yo por desgracia durante la carrera no tuve la oportunidad de entrar con profundidad en la historia de Egipto algo, que lamento y por eso siento hambre por este tema.
Creo que el libro de Boleslaw Prus ha sido elogiado, porque es el manuel de cabecera de la izquierda. Esto deja tocado el enfoque de Boleslaw Prus, a parte de esto el libro adolece de un grave defecto es insufriblemente largo, y muy pesado. Luego no tiene ni idea a un fenicio le pone el nombre de Dagon, que es una deidad filistea, se inventa un rey fenicio Hiram, que es muy posterior. Durante la novela un sacerdote caldeo habla de la posibilidad de que Egipto sea devorado por Asiria.
Vemos como otro de los nombres es Tamar, que es nombre hebreo. Pese a su amistad con Zeromski quiero creer que Prus no buscaba un Estado Socialista, y que pensaba que este modelo era lo mejor para Polonia. Esta novela tiene algunas cosas buenas como que no es una novela de buenos, y malos y que los personajes son grises, que es realista, aunque Prus tiende a caer en el fatalismo.
No teniendo sus novelas un final feliz.
The Pharaoh and the Priest
The town was then in the Russian-controlled sector of partitioned Poland, known as the " Congress Kingdom ". During the Uprising, Leon developed a mental illness that he suffered from until his death in He suffered contusions to the neck and gunpowder injuries to his eyes, and was captured unconscious on the battlefield and taken to hospital in Siedlce. Prus was soon expelled from the Institute for his attitude toward the martinet Russian-language instructor.