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The Resource Egypt, Christina Riggs

Egypt, Christina Riggs

Label
Egypt
Title
Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Christina Riggs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From ancient Rome to the present day, ancient Egypt has been a source of fascination and inspiration in many other cultures. But why? Christina Riggs introduces the history, art and religion of Egypt from its earliest dynasties to its final fall to Rome -- and explores the influence ancient Egypt has had through the centuries. Looking for a vanished past, she argues, always serves some purpose in the present. Egypt has meant many things to many different people. Greek and Roman writers admired ancient Egyptian philosophy, a view that influenced ideas about Egypt in Renaissance Europe and the Arabic-speaking world. In the eighteenth century, secret societies like the Freemasons still upheld the wisdom of ancient Egypt. This changed when Egypt became the focus of Western military strategy and economic exploitation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The remains of ancient Egypt came to be seen as exotic, primitive or even dangerous, embroiled as they were in the politics of racial science and archaeology. The curse of the pharaohs, or the seductiveness of Cleopatra, seemed to threaten foreign dominance in the Middle East. Other visions of ancient Egypt inspired modernist movements in the arts, like the Harlem Renaissance and Egyptian Pharaonism, fuelled by the 1922 discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Today, ancient Egypt is ubiquitous in museums, television documentaries and tattoo parlours - wherever people look for a past as ancient and impressive as they come."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Riggs, Christina
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT61
LC item number
.R54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lost civilizations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Egypt
Target audience
adult
Label
Egypt, Christina Riggs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-206) 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
Looking for ancient Egypt -- Forty centuries -- Sacred signs -- Taken in the flood -- Walking like an Egyptian -- Vipers, vixens and the vengeful dead -- Out of Africa -- Counting the years -- Still looking
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781780237268
Lccn
2017491566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)993102167
Label
Egypt, Christina Riggs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-206) 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
Looking for ancient Egypt -- Forty centuries -- Sacred signs -- Taken in the flood -- Walking like an Egyptian -- Vipers, vixens and the vengeful dead -- Out of Africa -- Counting the years -- Still looking
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781780237268
Lccn
2017491566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)993102167

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