New Kingdom Egypt to the Death of Thutmosis IV
"Critically discuss how Egyptian pharaohs of this period (besides Hatshepsut) established and maintained the empire".
Throughout time, leaders have been present in every society to establish, control and maintain the society wholly and completely. These include titles such as the Presidents, Prime Ministers, Monarchs and Dictators of today; to Napoleon Bonaparte, through to leaders of the medieval ages; Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, and ruling monarchs throughout the world, Roman emperors, until we arrive at the peak of the Egyptian empire and its infamous pharaohs. Each individual pharaoh had defining characteristics and made their own contribution to the establishment, stability and expansion of the Egyptian empire during the 18th Dynasty. Such pharaohs included the likes of Ahmose, Thutmosis I, Thutmosis III and Thutmosis IV.
For a society to be considered an "empire", it must be a state that extends dominion over areas and population that are culturally and ethically distinct form the culture of the centre of powerÃ¯Â¿Â½.
In this case, it refers to Egypt holding control over other societies outside of Egypt itself, such as those in Nubia, Syria and Palestine. The full establishment of the Egyptian empire was in the 18th Dynasty, a time where it flourished and came to fulfillment. At the head of such an empire was a single ruling power, which lead to the title and responsibilities of the Pharaoh being established and introduced. "Pharaoh" is a Greek translation of the Egyptian word Per-aa, which literally means "Great house". At the expansion of the Egyptian borders, they were therefore able to be considered an "empire" due to the control over areas culturally and ethically different to their own, as well as having a sole ruling power to direct it.
Ahmose I was the founder of the 18th...