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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Art and Antiquities for Governments Sake
47
Some Egyptological Sidelights on the Egyptian War of 1882
60
Ancient Egypt and the 19th Century
76
Egypt and the Diffusion of Culture
78
from Rostovtzeff to Rhetoric
78
Ancient Egypt and the Archaeology of the Disenfranchised
93
References
111
Index
126
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