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The Resource Egyptomania : a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy, Ronald H. Fritze

Egyptomania : a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy, Ronald H. Fritze

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Egyptomania : a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy
Title
Egyptomania
Title remainder
a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy
Statement of responsibility
Ronald H. Fritze
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Language
eng
Summary
Ancient Egypt has been a focus of awe and fascination from the age of the Pyramids to the present day. In 'Egyptomania' Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of weird gods, murky magic, secret knowledge, marvellous pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes, monumental obelisks, immense wealth and mystifying mummies. Egypt has always exerted a powerful attraction in popular and high culture, and an array of personalities have been attracted to and repelled by the idea of Egypt. Medieval Christians considered Egypt a land with many connections to the Bible, while medieval Muslims were intrigued by its massive monuments, esoteric learning and hidden treasures. Scholars of the Renaissance, the Baroque and the Enlightenment pondered the mysteries of hieroglyphs and Hermes Trismegistus. Even the practical-minded Napoleon dreamed of Egyptian glory and helped open that antique land to the West. Fritze goes beyond the examination of Egyptomania in art and architecture to reveal its impact on religion, philosophy, historical study, literature, travel, science and popular culture. All those who remain captivated by the ongoing phenomenon of Egyptomania will revel in the mysteries uncovered in this book
Summary
"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."--Provided by the publisher
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10541700
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT60
LC item number
.F747 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy
Label
Egyptomania : a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy, Ronald H. Fritze
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-429) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Egyptomania through the ages. The real Egypt ; Ancient Egyptomania : Hebrews, pharaohs, and plagues ; Classical Egyptomania : the Greeks and Romans ; Medieval Egyptomania : from St Augustine to the Renaissance ; Egyptomania from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment ; Napoleon's expedition to Egypt and the birth of modern Egyptomania ; Nineteenth-century Egyptomania and the discovery of King Tut ; The rise of mass Egyptomania : Tutankhamun, Tutmania, and the curse of the mummy -- Varieties of modern Egyptomania. Occult Egyptomania ; Egyptomania on the fringe of history ; African American Egyptomania ; Egyptomania and fiction
Control code
ocn955313350
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
444 pages
Isbn
9781780236391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)955313350
Label
Egyptomania : a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy, Ronald H. Fritze
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Egyptomania through the ages. The real Egypt ; Ancient Egyptomania : Hebrews, pharaohs, and plagues ; Classical Egyptomania : the Greeks and Romans ; Medieval Egyptomania : from St Augustine to the Renaissance ; Egyptomania from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment ; Napoleon's expedition to Egypt and the birth of modern Egyptomania ; Nineteenth-century Egyptomania and the discovery of King Tut ; The rise of mass Egyptomania : Tutankhamun, Tutmania, and the curse of the mummy -- Varieties of modern Egyptomania. Occult Egyptomania ; Egyptomania on the fringe of history ; African American Egyptomania ; Egyptomania and fiction
Control code
ocn955313350
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
444 pages
Isbn
9781780236391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)955313350

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