Egyptomania: A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy

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Reaktion Books, 4 feb 2021 - 464 pagina's
Egyptomania takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of strange gods, mysterious magic, secret knowledge, monumental pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes, and immense wealth. Egypt has always exerted a powerful attraction on the Western mind, and an array of figures have been drawn to the idea of Egypt. Even the practical-minded Napoleon dreamed of Egyptian glory and helped open the antique land to explorers. Ronald H. Fritze goes beyond art and architecture to reveal Egyptomania’s 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.
 

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Introduction
9
Egyptmnia Through the Ages
23
Varieties of Modern Egyptomania
243
References
379
Select Bibliography
427
Acknowledgements
431
Photo Acknowledgements
433
Index
435
Copyright

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Ronald H. Fritze is dean of arts and sciences and professor of history at Athens State University, Alabama. His previous books include Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions, also published by Reaktion Books.

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