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

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David Jeffreys
Routledge, 16. jún. 2016 - 239 síđur
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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 examined. Contributions range from studies of nineteenth century antiquarianism, and the collecting of Egyptian antiquities as an extension of the territorial ambitions and rivalries of the European powers, to explorations of how Egypt is understood and interpreted in contemporary societies. Views of Ancient Egypt also considers the way in which Ancient Egypt has been adopted by less privileged members of some societies as a cultural icon of past greatness.

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Modern History and Ancient Archaeology
1
2 Imperialist Appropriations of Egyptian Obelisks
19
3 Art and Antiquities for Governments Sake
69
Sir William Gell and the Development of Egyptology
77
5 Some Egyptological Sidelights on the Egyptian War of 1882
87
Ancient Egypt and Spain
95
Ancient Egypt and the 19th Century Archaeological Experience of Mesoamerica ...
107
8 Egypt and the Diffusion of Culture
127
from Rostovtzeff to Rhetoric
147
10 The British and the Copts
153
11 Ancient Egypt and the Archaeology of the Disenfranchised
171
Republican Values and the Study of the Ancient Orient
179
References
195
Index
217
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