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Encounters With Ancient Egypt: Complete Set

Encounters With Ancient Egypt: Complete Set

1st Edition

Peter J Ucko
September 15, 2007

The discipline of Egyptology has been criticized for being too insular, with little awareness of the development of archaeologies elsewhere. It has remained theoretically underdeveloped. For example, Egyptologists and Africanists have rarely considered the role of Ancient Egypt within Africa....

Ancient Egypt in Africa

Ancient Egypt in Africa

1st Edition

David O'Connor, Andrew Reid
April 15, 2007

Geographically, Egypt is clearly on the African continent, yet Ancient Egypt is routinely regarded as a non-African cultural form. The significance of Ancient Egypt for the rest of Africa is a hotly debated issue with complex ramifications. This book considers how Ancient Egypt was dislocated from...

Never Had the Like Occurred: Egypt's View of its Past

Never Had the Like Occurred: Egypt's View of its Past

1st Edition

John Tait
February 15, 2007

"Never Had the Like Occurred" examines Ancient Egypt's own multifaceted encounters with its past. As Egyptian culture constantly changed and evolved, this book follows a chronological arrangement, from early Egypt to the attitudes of the Coptic population in the Byzantine Period. Within this...

Views of Ancient Egypt since Napoleon Bonaparte: Imperialism, Colonialism and Modern Appropriations

Views of Ancient Egypt since Napoleon Bonaparte: Imperialism, Colonialism and Modern Appropriations

1st Edition

David Jeffreys
February 15, 2007

This book addresses some of the main themes of the study of Egypt during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In a combination of case studies and discursive chapters, the status of Egypt as an important example of traditional Asian scholarship, and as an ancient model of imperialism itself, is...

Mysterious Lands

Mysterious Lands

1st Edition

David O'Connor, Stephen Quirke
February 15, 2007

Mysterious Lands covers two kinds of encounters. First, encounters which actually occurred between Egypt and specific foreign lands, and second, those the Egyptians created by inventing imaginary lands. Some of the actual foreign lands are mysterious, in that we know of them only through Egyptian...

Imhotep Today: Egyptianizing Architecture

Imhotep Today: Egyptianizing Architecture

1st Edition

Jean-Marcel Humbert, Clifford Price
February 15, 2007

This book presents and analyses the results of the use and adaptation of ancient Egyptian architecture in modern times. It traces the use of ancient Egyptian motifs and constructions across the world, from Australia, the Americas and Southern Africa to Western Europe. It also inquires into the...

The Wisdom of Egypt: Changing Visions Through the Ages

The Wisdom of Egypt: Changing Visions Through the Ages

1st Edition

Peter J Ucko, Timothy Champion
November 15, 2003

The Wisdom of Egypt examines the sources of evidence about Ancient Egypt available to scholars, and the changing visions of Egypt and of Egypt's role in human history that they produced. Its scope extends from the Classical world, through Europe and the Arabic worlds in the Middle Ages, to writers...

Ancient Perspectives on Egypt

Ancient Perspectives on Egypt

1st Edition

Roger Matthews, Cornelia Roemer
October 15, 2003

The allure of Egypt is not exclusive to the modern world. Egypt also held a fascination and attraction for people of the past. In this book, academics from a wide range of disciplines assess the significance of Egypt within the settings of its past. The chronological span is from later prehistory,...

Consuming Ancient Egypt

Consuming Ancient Egypt

1st Edition

Sally MacDonald, Michael Rice
October 15, 2003

Consuming Ancient Egypt examines the influence of Ancient Egypt on the everyday lives of contemporary people, of all ages, throughout the world. It looks at the Egypt tourist sees, Egypt in film and Egypt as the inspiration for opera. It asks why so many books are published each year on...

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