Customer Reviews

6
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Ages in Chaos II: Ramses II and His Time
Format: PaperbackChange
Price:$18.45 + Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
This was the second published volume of Velikovsky's reconstruction of ancient Egyptian history, and it is thoroughly documented and footnoted, and beautifully written.

By far, the most compelling link concerns the Battle of Kadesh, the first of several legendary conflicts on which the history of the known world changed. Other such battles included Hastings, Waterloo, San Jacinto, Gettysburg and Stalingrad. Velikovsky demonstrates quite convincingly that the Battle of Kadesh between Ramses II and the "wretched chief of Khatti," Hattusilis, and the Battle of Carchemish 600 years later between Pharaoh Necho II and Nebuchadnezzar, were one and the same, and the real battle - in the seventh century - pitted Ramses II, the Pharaoh of Egypt, against Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, and Nebuchadnezzar won.

To accept this, one must accept the fact that Egyptian dating is off by six centuries, easier to accept if you read the appendix in Peoples of the Sea and see how the conventional Egyptian dating scheme was artificially constructed in the first place.

Those who arrogantly dismiss these works as untrue and inaccurate are simply not willing to consider alternative viewpoints. That's their problem. But we will never arrive at a clearer understanding of our historical past until we do, and Velikovsky did just that.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
In Ages in Chaos Volume II: Ramses II and his time, Immanuel Velikovsky continues his amazing reconstruction of the history of the ancient world, demonstrating in this second volume that Ramses II was contempary with Nebuchadnezzar rather than being separated in time by 700 years and indeed in the Introduction Velikovsky suggests the book could well have been called Ramses II & Nebuchadnezzar.

Velikovsky further demonstrates that the 19th Egyptian dynasty was in reality the same as the 26th, and allows the removal of Ramses, Seti the Great and Merneptah from the 13th and 14 centuries B.C. where orthodox history places them to their correct places in the 6th and 7th centuries B.C., and also that the Hittite Empire, dubbed the Forgotten Empire because it was supposedly discovered only just over a century ago, was in reality the Neo-Chaldean empire of Nebuchadnezzar's time. The names of the Hittite emperors therefore were nothing more than alter egos of the kings of the Chaldean Dynasty of Babylon.

The Pitfalls of Radiocarbon Dating, a fascinating expose of the deficiencies of one of the most popular, and most misused, dating techniques is presented as a Supplement.

This is fascinating reading and an amazing historical journey which, like Velikovsky's other works, makes sense out of much of the fragmentary ancient history that remains to us. The point is not even whether Velikovsky was right or wrong but whether his work makes better or worse sense of what we already know; that his theory answers such a vast number of previously unanswered and apparently unanswerable questions automatically promotes it above orthodox theories simply because it unabashedly and with absolute confidence answers those questions, and in such a way that it seems difficult to believe that so many threads which were previously considered unconnected could suddenly and coincidentally fit together so perfectly and so consistently unless they really do belong in the places Velikovsky put them.

The Kindle version is very nicely presented with hyperlinks to the notes section. Buy it now!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on February 16, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
While I cannot say that one needs to believe everything that Immanuel Velikovsky wrote, his writings are mind expanding and vital reading. His Ages in Chaos series is not to be missed. It surprises me that few today seem to know him.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on September 16, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I haven't read the book yet. I got about 8-9 books in that shipment. I am reading one of them. I received the books in acceptable time frame. They were in excellent condition.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on September 23, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Velikovsky's theories make more sense than most tutorials on ancient history. He is not afraid to challenge years of traditional historical theories.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on February 28, 2015
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Interesting but polemic entering dust heap of history
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
Worlds in Collision
Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky (Paperback - October 1, 2009)
$22.36

Earth in Upheaval
Earth in Upheaval by Immanuel Velikovsky (Paperback - October 1, 2009)

Ages in Chaos I: From the Exodus to King Akhnaton
Ages in Chaos I: From the Exodus to King Akhnaton by Immanuel Velikovsky (Paperback - October 1, 2009)
$16.66
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.