• History

Wonderful Things [Volume 2]

A History of Egyptology: 2: The Golden Age: 1881-1914
Author: Jason Thompson
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9774166922
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 5081
Egypt; History; To 1881.

Wonderful Things

A History of Egyptology 1: From Antiquity to 1881
Author: Jason Thompson
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9774165993
Page: 352
View: 5935
The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the first of a three-volume survey of the history of Egyptology, follows the fascination with ancient Egypt from antiquity until 1881, tracing the recovery of ancient Egypt and its impact on the human imagination in a saga filled with intriguing mysteries, great discoveries, and scholarly creativity. Wonderful Things affirms that the history of ancient Egypt has proved continually fascinating, but it also demonstrates that the history of Egyptology is no less so. Only by understanding how Egyptology has developed can we truly understand the Egyptian past.

    • History

Contesting Antiquity in Egypt

Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser
Author: Donald Malcolm Reid
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9774166892
Category: History
Page: 491
View: 9090
Egyptology and Pharaonism to 1930. Egyptology and Pharaonism in Egypt before Tutankhamun -- Nationalizing Tutankhamun -- Western Egyptology in Egypt in the wake of Tutankhamun, 1922-1930 -- Egyptian Egyptology and Pharaonism in the wake of Tutankamon, 1922- 1930 -- Tourism and Islamic, Coptic, and Greco-Roman archaeologies. Consuming antiquity : Western tourism between two revolutions, 1919-1952 -- In the shadow of Egyptology Islamic art and archaeology to 1952 -- Copts and archaeology : sons of Saint Mark/sons of the pharaons -- Alexandria, Egypt, and the Greco-Roman heritage -- Egyptology and Pharaonism to Nasser's revolution. Contesting Egyptology in the 1930s -- Pharaonism and its challengers in the 1930s and 1940s -- Egyptology in the twilight of empire and monarchy, 1939-1952

    • History

Egyptomania Goes to the Movies

From Archaeology to Popular Craze to Hollywood Fantasy
Author: Matthew Coniam
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476668280
Category: History
Page: 200
View: 7704
"The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922, by a sensation-hungry world newly united by mass media, created a wave of fascination unlike anything before. This study traces the origins of 20th century cinema's obsession with Ancient Egypt through previous eras and relates its recurring themes and ideas to the historical reality of the land of the Pharaohs"--

    • History


A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy
Author: Ronald H. Fritze
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780236859
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 5169
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.

King Tut

The Journey Through the Underworld
Author: N.A
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836571463
Page: 448
View: 2959
The Boy King's Journey through the Underworld Tutankhamun's royal voyage into paradise, as told by ancient Egyptian treasures Buried in the 14th century BCE but unearthed by Howard Carter in 1922, the objects entombed with Tutankhamun are an invaluable window into a long-extinct belief system. Seen today, they create an intricate picture of how people of the time viewed the perilous journey to paradise, a utopian Egypt that could only be entered following the final judgment. When acclaimed photographer Sandro Vannini started his work in Egypt in the late '90s, a technological revolution was about to unfold. Emerging technologies enabled him to document murals, tombs, and artifacts in unprecedented detail. Using the time-consuming and strenuous multi-shot technique, Vannini produced complete photographic reproductions that revealed colors in their original tones with vivid intensity. Through these extraordinary images, we discover the objects' quintessential features alongside the sophisticated and cleverly hidden details. In collaboration with a series of international exhibitions beginning in Los Angeles in 2018, this comprehensive guide marks the centenary of Carter's first excavations in the Valley of the Kings. Many of these invaluable works were damaged during the 2011 Egyptian uprising, some destroyed altogether--but fortunately endure in their full, timeless glory through Vannini's photographs. From offerings and rituals to Osiris and eternal life, Vannini's portfolio covers all facets of ancient Egyptian culture -- but it is Tuthankhamun's unique legacy that dominates these images. With texts by the photographer and chapter introductions from scholars in the field, Tutankhamun. The Journey through the Underworld puts much-debated mysteries to rest. The learned yet accessible forewords come from distinguished Egyptologists including Professor Salima Ikram and David P. Silverman, a researcher of over 40 years standing. Insightful narratives, resplendent images, and a contemporary standpoint make this title a fitting tribute to the boy king's odyssey, illuminating an epoch that spanned an unimaginable 6,000 years.

Development Centre Studies The World Economy Historical Statistics

Historical Statistics
Author: Maddison Angus
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264104143
Page: 274
View: 8349
Following on from his The World Economy: a Millennial Perspective, published by the OECD in 2001, in this book, Angus Maddison offers a rare insight into the history and political influence of national accounts and national accounting.

    • History

Whose Pharaohs?

Archaeology, Museums, and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I
Author: Donald Malcolm Reid
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520240698
Category: History
Page: 409
View: 735
An important new study of Egyptology focuses on the relationship between European imperialism and the scientific study of ancient Egypt.

    • Fiction

He Shall Thunder in the Sky

An Amelia Peabody Mystery
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061801143
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
View: 9197
“Passion among the pyramids. Forged antiquities. A country at war. A camel in the garden. A cameo by Lawrence of Arabia. Add in Peters’s trademark intelligent plotting, engaging characters, and stylish writing and we can hardly ask for anything more.” —Cincinnati Enquirer One of the most beloved characters in mystery/suspense fiction, archeologist and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody bravely faces gravest peril in Cairo on the eve of World War One in New York Times bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters’s magnificent Egyptian adventure, He Shall Thunder in the Sky. The San Francisco Examiner calls these heart-racing exploits of Amelia and her courageous family, the Emersons, “pure delight.” But perhaps the New York Times Book Review states it best: “Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”

    • Social Science

The Rape of the Nile

Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and Archaeologists in Egypt, Revised and Updated
Author: Brian Fagan
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786747285
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 2780
The scandalous rape of Ancient Egypt is a historical vignette of greed, vanity, and dedicated archaeological research. It is a tale vividly told by renowned archaeology author, Brian Fagan, with characters that include the ancient historian Herodotus; Theban tomb robbers; obelisk-stealing Romans; Coptic Christians determined to erase the heretical past; mummy traders; leisured antiquarians; major European museums; Giovanni Belzoni, a circus strongman who removed more antiquities than Napoleon's armies; shrewd consuls and ruthless pashas; and archaeologists such Sir Flinders Petrie who changed the course of Egyptology.This is the first thoroughly revised edition of The Rape of the Nile - Fagan's classic account of the cavalcade of archaeologists, thieves, and sightseers who have flocked to the Nile Valley since ancient times. Featured in this edition are new accounts of stunning recent discoveries, including the Royal Tombs of Tanis, the Valley of Golden Mummies at Bahariya, the Tomb of the Sons of Ramses, and the sunken city of Alexandria (whose lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World). Fagan concludes with a clear-eyed assessment of the impact of modern mass tourism on archaeological sites and artifacts.

    • Iran

Farewell Shiraz

An Iranian Memoir of Revolution and Exile
Author: Cyrus Kadivar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9774168267
Category: Iran
Page: 402
View: 8673
In Farewell Shiraz, Kadivar tells the story of his family and childhood against the tumultuous backdrop of twentieth-century Iran, from the 1905-1907 Constitutional Revolution to the fall of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, before presenting accounts of his meetings with key witnesses to the Shah's fall and the rise of Khomeini. Each of the people interviewed provides a richly detailed picture of the momentous events that took place and the human drama behind them.

    • History

On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel

Author: Andrew Humphreys
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9774166930
Category: History
Page: 216
View: 8440
Since Antony and Cleopatra honeymooned on the Nile on a gilded barge, visitors to Egypt have taken to the river as the best way to experience the country's wonders. Early travelers took a dahabiya, an elegant triangular-sailed houseboat, and leisurely meandered from riverside site to site, for three months or more. Then from the late nineteenth century, Thomas Cook of Leicester, England, revolutionized the journey with a fleet of specially built paddle steamers. For the next sixty years these 'floating palaces, ' with their private cabins, and dining, smoking, and viewing salons, red-uniformed dragoman guides, and organized donkey excursions, carried the aristocratic, moneyed, and adventurous of international society of the timeUsing period photography, and colorful vintage posters and advertising material, this book tells the story of the people, the places, and the boats, from pioneering Nile travelers like Amelia Edwards and Lucie Duff Gordon, through to famed later passengers, such as Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and, of course, Agatha Christie, whose staging of a death on the Nile only added to the allure.

    • Social Science

First Generation

In the Words of Twentieth-century American Immigrants
Author: June Namias
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252061707
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
View: 4659

    • History

A History of Egypt

From Earliest Times to the Present
Author: Jason Thompson
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307784002
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 1260
In A History of Egypt, Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation. No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. However, it is rarely presented as a comprehensive panorama because scholars tend to divide it into distinct eras—prehistoric, pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern—that are not often studied in relation to one another. In this daringly ambitious project, drawing on the most current scholarship as well as his own research, Thompson makes the case that few if any other countries have as many threads of continuity running through their entire historical experience. With its unprecedented scope and lively and readable style, A History of Egypt offers students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging narrative of the extraordinarily long course of human history by the Nile. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Travel


Author: Andrew Humphreys
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426201431
Category: Travel
Page: 399
View: 7703
Describes the sights and attractions of each region of Egypt, offers background information on history and culture, suggests walking and driving tours, and includes tips on hotels, restaurants, and shopping.

    • Architecture

Gilded New York

Design, Fashion, and Society
Author: Susan Gail Johnson,Phyllis Magidson,Thomas Mellins
Publisher: Monacelli Press
ISBN: 158093367X
Category: Architecture
Page: 216
View: 9310
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    • History

The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions

Author: Waïl S. Hassan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199349797
Category: History
Page: 736
View: 4903
The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject to date. In scope, the book encompasses the genesis of the Arabic novel in the second half of the nineteenth century and its development to the present in every Arabic-speaking country and in Arab immigrant destinations on six continents. Editor Wail S. Hassan and his contributors describe a novelistic phenomenon which has pre-modern roots, stretching centuries back within the Arabic cultural tradition, and branching outward geographically and linguistically to every Arab country and to Arab writing in many languages around the world. The first of three innovative dimensions of this Handbook consists of examining the ways in which the Arabic novel emerged out of a syncretic merger between Arabic and European forms and techniques, rather than being a simple importation of the latter and rejection of the former, as early critics of the Arabic novel claimed. The second involves mapping the novel geographically as it took root in every Arab country, developing into often distinct though overlapping and interconnected local traditions. Finally, the Handbook concerns the multilingual character of the novel in the Arab world and by Arab immigrants and their descendants around the world, both in Arabic and in at least a dozen other languages. The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions reflects the current status of research in the broad field of Arab novelistic traditions and signal toward new directions of inquiry.

    • Juvenile Fiction


Search for the Tomb of Osiris, Being the Journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926-
Author: Emily Sands,Dugald Steer
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763626384
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 9023
Elaborate facsimile journal of a fictional Emily Sand's 1926 search for the tomb of the god Osiris presents an overview of ancient Egypt and Egyptology.