• History


A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy
Author: Ronald H. Fritze
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780236859
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 4792
The land of pyramids and sphinxes, pharaohs and goddesses, Egypt has been a source of awe and fascination from the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century. In Egyptomania, Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the past, a place inhabited by strange gods, powerful magic, spell-binding hieroglyphs, and the uncanny, mummified remains of ancient people. Walking among monumental obelisks and through the dark corridors of long-sealed tombs, he reveals a long-standing fascination with an Egypt of incredible wonder and mystery. As Fritze shows, Egypt has exerted a powerful force on our imagination. Medieval Christians considered it a holy land with many connections to biblical lore, while medieval Muslims were intrigued by its towering monuments, esoteric sciences, and hidden treasures. People of the Renaissance sought Hermes Trismegistus as the ancient originator of astrology, alchemy, and magic, and those of the Baroque pondered the ciphers of the hieroglyphs. Even the ever-practical Napoleon was enchanted by it, setting out in a costly campaign to walk in the footsteps of Alexander the Great through its valleys, by then considered the cradle of Western civilization. And of course the modern era is one still susceptible to the lure of undiscovered tombs and the curses of pharaohs cast on covetous archeologists. Raising ancient Egyptian art and architecture into the light of succeeding history, Fritze offers a portrait of an ancient place and culture that has remained alive through millennia, influencing everything from religion to philosophy to literature to science to popular culture.

Ramses Tarot of Eternity

Author: Severino Baraldi,Giordano Berti
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788883952388
Page: 32
View: 404

    • Egypt

Tutankhamun's Tomb

The Thrill of Discovery
Author: Harry Burton,James P. Allen
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588391892
Category: Egypt
Page: 103
View: 5022
This richly illustrated book of vintage photographs commemorates one of the most memorable episodes in the history of archaeology: the discovery and exploration in 1922 of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (Dynasty 18, ruled ca. 1336-1327 B.C.). These photographs, documenting every stage in the process of discovery, were taken by the renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton. Burton was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition when he was "lent" to Howard Carter, the famed excavator of Tutankhamun's tomb. From the rock-cut steps leading down to the entrance passage, to the opening of the sealed chambers inside, to the first view of the contents of the tomb and the removal of the objects, Burton's beautiful black-and-white photographs show thousands of the richly made and decorated objects found in the tomb. Carefully reproduced from Burton's original prints, the photographs are accompanied by new descriptive text written by two prominent Egyptologists with extensive knowledge of the history of Tutankhamun and the contents of his tomb.

    • Art

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Author: Abeer El-Shahawy,Matḥaf al-Miṣrī
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789771721833
Category: Art
Page: 312
View: 1028
Cairo’s Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Some 150,000 pieces are exhibited, and another 30,000 are held in storerooms. This book carries full-color illustrations of many of the masterpieces of ancient art in the museum from the decorated vases, flint knives, and palettes of the predynastic period, through the magnificent artifacts of the pharaonic period, to the beautiful tempera portraits of the Roman period.

    • Fiction

The Handfasted Wife

Author: Carol McGrath
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681461471
Category: Fiction
Page: 378
View: 6526
Shortlisted for the 2014 RONA Romantic Novel of the Year Awards - Historical Romantic Novel Category 'Moving, and vastly informative, a real page turner of a historical novel.' - Fay Weldon The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith (Elditha) Swanneck, Harold's common-law wife. She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king in 1066. Determined to protect her children's destinies and control her economic future, she is taken to William's camp when her estate is sacked on the eve of the Battle of Hastings. She later identifies Harold's body on the battlefield and her youngest son becomes a Norman hostage. This is an adventure story of love, loss, survival and reconciliation. Based on the historical story of Edith Swan-Neck, The Handfasted Wife tells the story of 1066 from the perspective of the royal women.

    • Art, Ancient

Dawn of Egyptian Art

Author: Diana Craig Patch,Marianne Eaton-Krauss,Susan J. Allen
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588394603
Category: Art, Ancient
Page: 275
View: 5522
"This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition 'The Dawn of Egyptian Art' on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from April 10 to August 5, 2012"--T.p. verso.

    • Indic poetry

India's Love Lyrics

Author: Laurence Hope
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465525149
Category: Indic poetry
Page: 182
View: 8499

    • History

After Tutankhamun

Author: Reeves
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136152903
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 4899
First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

    • English fiction

Gods and Their Makers

Author: Laurence Housman
Publisher: N.A
Category: English fiction
Page: 213
View: 9681

    • History

Invented Knowledge

False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions
Author: Ronald H. Fritze
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861896743
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 2221
This incredible exploration of the murky world of pseudo-history reveals the mix of proven facts, informed speculation, and pure fiction behind lost continents, ancient super-civilizations, and conspiratorial cover-ups—as well as the revisionist historical foundations of religions such as the Nation of Islam and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Drawing on the best scholarship available, Ronald H. Fritze shows that in spite of strong, mainstream historical evidence to the contrary, many of these ideas have proved durable and gained widespread acceptance. As the examples in Invented Knowledge reveal, pseudo-historians capitalize on and exploit anomalies in evidence to support their claims, rather than examining the preponderance of research as a whole.

    • Fiction


Book of Past Lives
Author: Julie Bettendorf
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1478749474
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 5153
Set against the rich tapestry of ancient Egypt, Luxor: Book of Past Lives is the story of Nebamun and Iramen, two brothers who are embalmers in Egypt during the era of the boy king, Tutankhamun. It is their duty to prepare the many bodies of the dead who land on their embalming table for a journey into the afterlife. Paralleling this ancient tale is the story of two different brothers, Abdul and Karim, who make their living by robbing the ancient tombs of Egypt in the late 1800’s, when the theft and sale of artifacts was at its peak. Woven throughout the novel are the mysterious intersections of the brothers’ lives, though separated by thousands of years. Luxor: Book of Past Lives is a masterful blend of fiction and historical detail, each chapter offering a window into the past, with details gleaned from countless historical accounts. It is a riveting tale of violence and greed, riches and poverty, and good and evil in the time of the pharaohs and beyond.

    • Fiction

Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra

Author: Moyra Caldecott
Publisher: Bladud Books
ISBN: 1843192667
Category: Fiction
Page: 212
View: 1564
Ankhesenamun has never been safe in all her short life - not even with her beloved husband and half brother Tutankhamun. Daughter of the Pharaoh Akhenaten and the fabled Nefertiti, and married at one time to her father, Ankhesenamun is made to marry Tutankhamun by the powerful General Horemheb at a time of bitter political and religious division - she is the delicate link between scheming factions. But on the death of her husband, Ankhesenamun is forced into one last extraordinary and desperate bid for life and happiness...

    • Egypt

Inside the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Author: Jacqueline Morley
Publisher: Salariya Publishers
ISBN: 9781904642947
Category: Egypt
Page: 48
View: 1180
The Pharaoh - Valley of the Kings - The mummy - Burial chambers - Amulets - Tomb robbers - Hieroglyphs - Pyramids - Sarcophagus - Akhtaten.

    • History

Reference Sources in History

An Introductory Guide
Author: Ronald H. Fritze,Brian E. Coutts,Louis Andrew Vyhnanek
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874368839
Category: History
Page: 334
View: 9525
Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers

    • History

Historical Dictionary of Stuart England, 1603-1689

Author: Ronald H. Fritze,William B. Robison
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313283918
Category: History
Page: 611
View: 7300
Primary focus of coverage has been political and religious history, although important cultural, social, economic and intellectual topics have been included.

    • History

Historical Dictionary of Late Medieval England, 1272-1485

Author: Ronald H. Fritze,William Baxter Robison
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313291241
Category: History
Page: 658
View: 947
Focusing on political, military, religious, and constitutional history of Medieval England, this reference offers information that is often elusive or difficult to understand within the covers of specialized monographs and journal articles.

    • History

Dreaming the English Renaissance

Politics and Desire in Court and Culture
Author: C. Levin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230615732
Category: History
Page: 210
View: 5296
Dreaming the English Renaissance examines ideas about dreams, actual dreams people had and recorded, and the many ways dreams were used in the culture and politics of the Tutor/Stuart age in order to provide a window into the mental life and the most profound beliefs of people of the time.

    • History

The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen

Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter
Author: Howard Carter,A. C. Mace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108018149
Category: History
Page: 388
View: 2187
Offers a digitally printed version of the work by Howard Carter detailing his discovery and excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings.

    • History

The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

Author: Howard Carter,A. C. Mace
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141829
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 4795
This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous cataloging of the treasures.

    • Egypt

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Author: Helen Strudwick
Publisher: Amber Books
ISBN: 9781782744368
Category: Egypt
Page: 512
View: 2674
A wealth of information on ancient Egypt.